World | Reuters | Friday November 21, 2014
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.
World | Reuters | Tuesday November 18, 2014
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday November 15, 2014
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.
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 October 31, 2014
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday October 26, 2014
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.
World | Reuters | Wednesday October 22, 2014
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.
World | Associated Press | Monday September 29, 2014
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...
World | Reuters | Tuesday September 23, 2014
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.
World | Reuters | Thursday September 18, 2014
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.
World | Associated Press | Thursday September 18, 2014
Nearly three million Syrian children are not attending school due to the war raging in their country, an international charity group said on Thursday.
World | Associated Press | Tuesday September 16, 2014
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...
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday September 16, 2014
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.
World | Associated Press | Saturday September 13, 2014
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...
World | Associated Press | Thursday September 4, 2014
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...
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday August 29, 2014
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.
World | Reuters | Thursday August 28, 2014
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.
World | Reuters | Wednesday August 27, 2014
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.
World | Reuters | Tuesday August 26, 2014
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday August 21, 2014
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.