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  • Militants Could Have Drawn Lebanon Into Civil War - Army Chief

    Militants Could Have Drawn Lebanon Into Civil War - Army Chief

    Islamist militants who attacked parts of Lebanon this year could have drawn it into civil war, army chief General Jean Kahwaji said in an unusually direct and political speech published today.

  • Kurds Seize Islamic State Arms, Buildings in Besieged Town: Monitor

    Kurds Seize Islamic State Arms, Buildings in Besieged Town: Monitor

    Kurdish fighters captured six buildings from Islamic State militants besieging the Syrian town of Kobani on Tuesday and seized a large haul of their weapons and ammunition, a group monitoring the war said.

  • Islamic State Faces War of Attrition in Syria's Kobane

    Islamic State Faces War of Attrition in Syria's Kobane

    The Islamic State group is locked in a war of attrition in the Syrian border town of Kobane, where Kurdish fighters backed by US-led air strikes are mounting fierce resistance.

  • Doors Closing for Syrians Seeking Refuge Abroad: Humanitarian Agencies

    Doors Closing for Syrians Seeking Refuge Abroad: Humanitarian Agencies

    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.

  • Kurds' Battle for Kobane Unites a People Divided by Borders

    Kurds' Battle for Kobane Unites a People Divided by Borders

    Cloaked in Kurdish flags, thousands of people lined the roads to cheer on a military convoy headed for what was -- until recently -- an obscure Syrian border town, now the focus of a global war against the militants of Islamic State.

  • US Struggles to Turn the Tide in War Against Islamic State

    US Struggles to Turn the Tide in War Against Islamic State

    After more than two months of air strikes, a US-led coalition has prevented the fall of a northern Syrian town to Islamic State jihadists but is still struggling to halt the group's advances on other fronts, experts say.

  • Syria Air Force Strikes 200 Times in 36 Hours: Monitor

    Syria Air Force Strikes 200 Times in 36 Hours: Monitor

    The Syrian air force carried out more than 200 air strikes around the country in the past 36 hours, a group monitoring the war said on Tuesday, a rapid increase in government raids as U.S.-led forces bomb Islamist insurgents elsewhere.

  • Barack Obama:'Contradictory' Syria Policy Helps Bashar Assad

    Barack Obama:'Contradictory' Syria Policy Helps Bashar Assad

    President Barack Obama on Sunday gave voice to the conundrum at the heart of his Syria policy, acknowledging that the U.S.-led military campaign against the Islamic State group and al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria is helping Syrian dictator Bashar Assad...

  • Israel Downs Syrian Warplane it Says Violated its Golan Airspace

    Israel Downs Syrian Warplane it Says Violated its Golan Airspace

    Israel shot down a Syrian warplane on Tuesday, saying the aircraft crossed the battle lines of Syria's civil war and flew over the Israeli-held Golan Heights, perhaps by accident.

  • Drone Seen Over Islamic State-Held Territory in Syria's Aleppo

    Drone Seen Over Islamic State-Held Territory in Syria's Aleppo

    At least one unmanned surveillance aircraft has been seen over Islamic State-controlled areas of the Syrian province of Aleppo, where the militants have evacuated most of their bases, a group which tracks the war in Syria reported on Thursday.

  • Nearly Three Million Syrian Children Not in School

    Nearly Three Million Syrian Children Not in School

    Nearly three million Syrian children are not attending school due to the war raging in their country, an international charity group said on Thursday.

  • UN Panel Emphasizes Bashar Assad's Role in Syria War Crimes

    UN Panel Emphasizes Bashar Assad's Role in Syria War Crimes

    As nations mount an offensive against the Islamic State militants that have gained a stronghold in Iraq and Syria, a U.N. human rights commission emphasized Tuesday that the Syrian President Bashar Assad's government has committed the bulk of atrocit...

  • Islamic State Jihadists Down Syria Warplane: Human Rights Monitor

    Islamic State Jihadists Down Syria Warplane: Human Rights Monitor

    Jihadists shot down a Syrian warplane conducting strikes on the Islamic State stronghold of Raqa on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.

  • Syrians Attacked in Lebanon After Soldiers Killed

    Syrians Attacked in Lebanon After Soldiers Killed

    Syrian refugee Ibrahim Abbas Ali and his family awoke in the middle of the night to the sound of gunfire outside their tent in Lebanon, and for a second time they raced off into the fields, fleeing a war that now seems to have followed them across th...

  • Israelis Worry with Syrian al-Qaida on Doorstep

    Israelis Worry with Syrian al-Qaida on Doorstep

    For the first time in the Syrian civil war, al-Qaida fighters are hunkered down on Israel's doorstep, and Israelis in the lush, hilly Golan Heights who have long considered Syrian President Bashar Assad their bitter foe are now worried about somethin...

  • Number of Syrian Refugees Tops Three Million Mark

    Number of Syrian Refugees Tops Three Million Mark

    More than three million Syrians have fled the civil war ravaging their country to become refugees a million of them in the past year alone, the United Nations said on Friday.

  • France's Hollande Says Assad No Ally in Fight Against Islamic State

    France's Hollande Says Assad No Ally in Fight Against Islamic State

    French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday that opposition forces fighting Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq should get more Western support but ruled out seeing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as an ally.

  • Islamic State and Syrian Government Committing War Crimes

    Islamic State and Syrian Government Committing War Crimes

    The Syrian government and Islamic State insurgents are both committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in their war against each other, U.N. investigators said on Wednesday.

  • Islamic State Reshapes War Politics, White House at 'Tipping Point'

    Islamic State Reshapes War Politics, White House at 'Tipping Point'

    Signs the United States may strike Islamic State militants in their Syrian stronghold reveal a shift in the politics of foreign war in Washington, after the trauma of the post-Iraq era.

  • Syria War Toll Over 180,000: Human Rights Body

    Syria War Toll Over 180,000: Human Rights Body

    More than 180,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict broke out in March 2011, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said in a new toll published on Thursday.

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