World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday October 19, 2014
Do you lock them up, or try to rehabilitate them? Britain has taken a hard line on citizens returning from fighting in Syria and Iraq, but anti-extremism groups and experts say more good might come from trying to help them.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday October 15, 2014
US-led aircraft will continue bombing near the Syrian town of Kobane and in western Iraq, President Barack Obama said on Tuesday after talks with military leaders from an international coalition fighting the Islamic State group.
World | Reuters | Tuesday October 14, 2014
The sister of a British man held hostage by Islamic State (IS) militants fighting in Iraq and Syria has urged his captors to resume contact, saying that all communication with those holding him had ceased.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday October 7, 2014
Fighting between Islamic State group jihadists and Kurdish militia in the key Syrian border town of Kobane has spread to new areas in the south and west, a monitor said on Tuesday.
World | Reuters | Monday October 6, 2014
NATO will stand by member state Turkey if it comes under attack as a result of the fighting in neighbouring Syria, alliance Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday October 6, 2014
The Turkish security forces on Monday used tear gas to push dozens of reporters and Kurdish civilians away from the border zone close to intense fighting for the besieged Syrian town of Kobane.
World | Reuters | Sunday October 5, 2014
At least five people were wounded in a Turkish village on Sunday when a projectile from fighting in Syria slammed into a house close to the border, witnesses said.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday October 1, 2014
Fierce fighting between Kurdish militia and Islamic State jihadists for a strategic Syrian border town killed at least 10 people overnight, a monitoring group said on Wednesday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday September 30, 2014
A man was arrested in counterterror raids in Australia on Tuesday, with police alleging he was sending money to a US national fighting with a "terrorist" group in Syria.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday September 26, 2014
Fresh air strikes by a US-led coalition fighting jihadists hit two provinces of Syria overnight, targeting oil facilities for a second day, a monitoring group said Friday.
World | Reuters | Tuesday September 23, 2014
The United States said on Monday it will refuse any effort by Iran to gain its cooperation on fighting Islamic State forces by being more flexible about Tehran's nuclear program.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday September 22, 2014
Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday warned Australians fighting with extremist groups in the Middle East they face lengthy jail terms if they return home.
World | Associated Press | Monday September 22, 2014
The 19-year-old Kurdish militant, who has been fighting the Islamic State group in Syria, brought his family across the border into Turkey to safety Sunday. But in the tranquility of a Turkish tea garden just miles from the frontier, Dalil Boras vowe...
World | Associated Press | Sunday September 21, 2014
Hundreds of Kurdish fighters raced from Turkey and Iraq into neighboring Syria on Saturday to defend a Kurdish area under attack by Islamic State militants. As the fighting raged, more than 60,000 mostly Kurdish refugees streamed across the dusty and...
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday September 20, 2014
Washington's arch-foe Iran has a role to play in tackling Islamic State militants who have overrun large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, US Secretary of State John Kerry said.
World | Reuters | Thursday September 18, 2014
Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video on Thursday that they said shows British journalist John Cantlie in captivity saying he will soon reveal "facts" about the group to counter its portrayal in Western media.
World | Reuters | Monday September 15, 2014
The US government launched a program on Monday to reach out to key members of communities across the country to try to stop radicalized young people joining Islamic State and other extremist groups fighting in Syria and Iraq.
World | Reuters | Sunday September 14, 2014
Australia will deploy military forces and aircraft to a global coalition in fighting Islamic State militants, responding to a request from the United States to become involved militarily in the conflict in Iraq and Syria.
World | Agence-France Presse | Saturday September 13, 2014
The secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council accused the United States on Saturday of violating the sovereignty of nations on the "pretext of fighting terrorism" in Iraq and Syria.
World | Associated Press | Thursday September 11, 2014
China and its Central Asian neighbors face increased terrorism threats as their own nationals return home after fighting in Iraq and Syria, the head of a regional anti-terrorism organization said Thursday.