India News | Written by Sudhi Ranjan Sen | Monday November 23, 2015
There are 23 Indians fighting with terror group ISIS in Syria and Iraq and another six are dead, says a report from a recent assessment by security agencies.
World News | Reuters | Friday November 20, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Thursday urged a tougher approach to fighting Islamic State militants than President Barack Obama has pursued, with an intensified air campaign and more US special forces and trainers.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday November 19, 2015
Russia is ready to work with the Western coalition fighting the Islamic State group if its members respect Syria's sovereignty, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday November 18, 2015
US President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that, following the attacks on Paris, he wanted Moscow to shift its focus from propping up Syria's government to fighting Islamic State and would discuss this with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
World News | Andrew Higgins and Kimiko De Freytas-Tamura, The New York Times | Wednesday November 18, 2015
When the family of Abdelhamid Abaaoud received word from Syria last fall that he had been killed fighting for the Islamic State, it rejoiced at what it took to be excellent news about a wayward son it had come to despise.
World News | Reuters | Sunday November 15, 2015
Israel's spy services are helping France investigate the Paris gun and bomb attacks, Israeli media said, with one radio station suggesting the assistance drew on surveillance of militant groups in Syria and Iraq.
World News | Reuters | Thursday November 12, 2015
At least 100 soldiers and fighters were killed in northern Syria in just over 24 hours of fierce fighting earlier this week as pro-government forces reached an airbase that had long been besieged by Islamic State, a monitoring group said today.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday November 10, 2015
Air strikes by Gulf Arab members of the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Syria have diminished since they launched an air war against Yemeni rebels in March, a US general said today.
Opinion | Raed Fares, The Washington Post | Sunday November 8, 2015
It's hypocritical for Putin to bomb Kafranbel in the name of "fighting extremism." Kafranbel residents have gone to great lengths to empower women; monitors note the decline of women's rights in Russia since Putin took power.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday November 6, 2015
Mustard gas was used during summer fighting in Syria but it was not clear by whom, the global chemical weapons watchdog said Thursday, while jihadists seized a key town from regime forces.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday November 6, 2015
Mustard gas was used during fighting among militants in Syria in August, an official at the global chemical weapons watchdog told AFP on Thursday on condition of anonymity.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday November 3, 2015
President Barack Obama said on Monday the planned deployment of dozens of U.S. special forces to Syria to advise opposition forces fighting Islamic State did not break his promise not to put "boots on the ground" in the Syrian conflict.
World News | Reuters | Monday November 2, 2015
Islamic State fighters drove Syrian government forces from a western town on Sunday, a monitoring group reported, as fighting escalated despite a flurry of diplomatic activity and talks between regional rivals.
World News | Reuters | Saturday October 31, 2015
A decision by US President Barack Obama to send special forces to Syria is strictly focused on fighting Islamic State insurgents and does not signify the United States is entering the civil war there, US Secretary of State John Kerry said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday October 27, 2015
At least 120,000 people have been displaced by fighting in the Syrian provinces of Aleppo, Hama and Idlib since the beginning of October, the United Nations said on Monday.
World News | Reuters | Saturday October 24, 2015
Syrian rebels fighting under the banner of the Free Syrian Army said Russia must stop bombing them before talking about helping them, and rejected Moscow's idea of elections they suspect are aimed at keeping President Bashar al-Assad in power.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday October 24, 2015
Russia's air force in Syria is ready to support the Free Syrian Army, the main Western-backed opposition group battling Bashar al-Assad, in its fight against Islamic State, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today.
World News | Liz Sly, The Washington Post | Friday October 23, 2015
Fifty tons of ammunition air-dropped by the U.S. military last week and intended for Arab groups has instead been claimed by the overall command of the Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG, which is fighting alongside Arab units
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday October 21, 2015
Canada's prime minister-elect Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday he told US President Barack Obama that Canadian fighter jets would withdraw from fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday October 20, 2015
Fighting in Syria has displaced 35,000 people from Hader and Zerbeh on the southwestern outskirts of the city of Aleppo in the past few days, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Monday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday October 18, 2015
The head of Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah said today his group was fighting a "critical and definitive battle" in Syria with a greater presence than ever before.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday October 17, 2015
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Saturday that Russia is fighting for its national interests in Syria, not for President Bashar al-Assad.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday October 14, 2015
Turkey has summoned US and Russian envoys to warn against supplying arms and support for Syrian Kurdish forces fighting the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria, a Turkish official said today.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday October 9, 2015
The Islamic State group advanced to the closest it has been to the Syrian city of Aleppo at dawn on Friday, after hours of ferocious fighting, a monitor reported.