World | Reuters | Tuesday December 16, 2014
Around 100 Syrian soldiers and 80 Islamist fighters were killed during a two-day battle in which insurgents captured the Wadi al-Deif military base, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Tuesday.
World | Reuters | Saturday December 13, 2014
Islamic State's self-declared police force in western Syria decapitated four men after accusing them of blasphemy, a rights group monitoring the Syrian conflict said on Saturday.
World | Associated Press | Friday December 12, 2014
Uruguay has offered to accept 120 refugees from Syria's civil war. It's a small number compared to the 3 million Syrians who have fled the conflict, now in its fourth year,
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday December 10, 2014
Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region said Wednesday that 727 of its fighters have been killed in the conflict against the Islamic State group since the jihadists launched their offensive in June.
World | Reuters | Thursday December 4, 2014
Syria's conflict will be long and difficult and its army cannot be everywhere at once, President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview published by a French magazine today, in which he also vowed to remain in power.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday December 3, 2014
The tide is beginning to turn on the Islamic State group, analysts say, with the jihadists losing ground in Iraq and only able to hold on to their positions in Syria.
World | Eric Schmitt, The New York Times | Thursday November 27, 2014
The United States is shifting more attack and surveillance aircraft from Afghanistan to the air war against the Islamic State, deepening U.S. involvement in the conflict and raising new challenges for the military planners who work here in central So...
World | Melissa Eddy, The New York Times | Monday November 24, 2014
Months after Kreshnik B. slipped over Turkey's border into Syria in 2013, convinced that it was his duty to help the people overthrow President Bashar Assad, he found himself desperate to go home.
World | Reuters | Sunday November 23, 2014
Air strikes by US-led forces in Syria have killed 910 people, including 52 civilians, since the start of the campaign against Islamic State and other fighters two months ago, a group monitoring the conflict said on Saturday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday November 17, 2014
US President Barack Obama condemned as "pure evil" the Islamic State's beheading of American aid worker Peter Kassig after the group released a video showing his body on Sunday.
World | Reuters | Thursday November 13, 2014
Syria's neighbours Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and Iraq are cutting back sharply on the number of Syrians they allow onto their soil as they can no longer cope with the influx of refugees, two prominent humanitarian agencies said on Thursday.
World | Reuters | Friday November 7, 2014
The United States said it conducted air strikes on Wednesday night against the so-called Khorasan group, an al Qaeda-linked militant faction based in Syria, and said the group was plotting to attack Europe or the United States.
World | Reuters | Friday November 7, 2014
As Jordan joins a military campaign against Islamic State militants in Syria, tensions in Jerusalem pose a potentially bigger risk to a nation only slightly scathed by the turmoil sweeping the Middle East.
World | Reuters | Wednesday November 5, 2014
New Zealand will beef up steps to monitor and prevent its citizens from joining Islamic State (IS) fighting in Iraq and Syria, but has ruled out any military involvement in the conflict, Prime Minister John Key said on Wednesday.
World | Reuters | Tuesday November 4, 2014
The militant Islamic State group has released 93 Syrian Kurds it captured in February as they made their way from northern Syria to neighbouring Iraq, a group monitoring the conflict said on Tuesday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday October 24, 2014
Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region will send next week up to 200 fighters from its peshmerga security forces to aid the embattled Syrian town of Kobane, a spokesman said on Friday.
World | Reuters | Wednesday October 15, 2014
American-led forces have sharply intensified air strikes in the past two days against Islamic State fighters threatening Kurds on Syria's Turkish border after the jihadists' advance began to destabilise Turkey.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday October 13, 2014
New Zealand will tighten laws to address the potential threat posed by "foreign terrorist fighters" returning to the country from conflict hotspots such as Iraq and Syria, Prime Minister John Key said Monday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday October 8, 2014
Serbia's prosecutor for organised crime said on Wednesday that he has charged five men for terrorism over recruiting, financing and transporting fighters for conflict in Syria.
People | Agence France-Presse | Saturday October 4, 2014
British aid worker Alan Henning travelled to Syria to help victims of a vicious civil war but became himself a casualty of the conflict's brutality at the hands of Islamic State fighters.