Syria


Jihadi John’s UK family not seen for days

2015-02-27 13:51

The UK family of the alleged ‘Jihadi John’ Islamic State militant has not been seen for several days, neighbours have told News24.

Murdered US journalist's family relish 'Jihadi John' prosecution

2015-02-27 07:24

The family of Steven Sotloff, an American-Israeli journalist murdered by ISIS, says they are relishing seeing his killer face justice after the apparent executioner was named.

Australia minister: ISIS no romantic adventure

2015-02-26 12:07

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has warned Australian women who are heading to Iraq and Syria to become so-called Islamic State group ‘jihadi brides’ that the move is no ‘romantic adventure’.

Christians flee jihadists after Syria kidnappings

2015-02-25 20:39

The kidnapping of dozens of Assyrian Christians by ISIS in Syria has prompted an exodus of terrified families fleeing their homes, activists have said.

Missing Korean teen at ISIS training camp

2015-02-24 18:28

A South Korean teenager who went missing last month has joined ISIS and is receiving training, South Korea's spy agency says.

ISIS kidnaps dozens of Assyrian Christians

2015-02-24 13:24

Islamic State militants have abducted at least 70 Assyrian Christians, including women and children, after overrunning a string of villages in northeastern Syria, two activist groups say.

France seizes passports of 'jihadists' headed for Syria

2015-02-23 20:12

Authorities in France have seized the passports of six alleged French jihadists who were planning to depart to fight in Syria, the first time this anti-terrorism measure has been used, an official says.

Syria: 1 600 killed in US-led strikes over five months

2015-02-23 13:28

US-led air strikes against the Islamic State group in Syria have killed more than 1 600 people, mainly jihadists, since they began five months ago, a monitor says.

Ban seeks action on Syria sieges, barrel bombs

2015-02-20 12:31

Denouncing a business-as-usual approach to Syria, the UN chief Ban Ki-moon has called for urgent action to lift sieges on civilians and to end barrel bomb attacks.

Memorial held for US hostage victim Kayla Mueller

2015-02-19 08:00

Hundreds have gathered to honour American victim Kayla Mueller taken hostage by Islamic militants, as candles lit up the plaza of a central Arizona courthouse.

 

UN: Syrian refugee crisis is reaching tipping point

2015-02-27 09:20

The Syrian refugee crisis is reaching a tipping point as humanitarian appeals remain under funded, and neighbouring countries are struggling to keep up with the flood of refugees, a UN official says.

US-led strikes on ISIS after group seizes 220 Christians

2015-02-27 05:00

The US-led coalition has carried out air strikes against the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria, where the jihadists have launched a new offensive and kidnapped 220 Assyrian Christians.

US condemns ISIS attacks on Christian villages in Syria

2015-02-26 08:52

The US has condemned recent attacks by ISIS militants on Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria, which it said included the burning of homes and churches and abduction of women, children and the elderly.

150 Assyrian Christians kidnapped by ISIS - Activists

2015-02-25 06:05

ISIS militants have abducted at least 150 people from Assyrian Christian villages in raids in northeastern Syria, Christian Syrian activists say.

UK police defend actions in missing girls case

2015-02-24 13:59

British police are defending their actions as the search continues for three British teenage girls believed to have travelled to Turkey and to be heading to Syria to support extremists.

Russia: US caused chaos

2015-02-23 21:14

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused the United States of plunging the Middle East into chaos and fuelling the rise of extremists.

Families of 3 missing UK girls urge 'Please come home!'

2015-02-23 14:33

The families of three missing British schoolgirls believed to have fled to Syria to join the Islamic State extremist group have issued emotional public appeals urging them to come home.

Swedish journalist freed after captivity in Syria

2015-02-22 16:06

A Swedish journalist has been freed from captivity in Syria after a week-long detention by Syrian government forces, local media reported.

ISIS hit with 15 air strikes by US coalition

2015-02-19 19:40

The US-led coalition staged 15 air strikes on ISIS forces in Iraq and Syria, the Combined Joint Task Force says.

UN: Syria willing to suspend Aleppo strikes

2015-02-18 12:01

The UN envoy to Syria says he has received a commitment from the Syrian government to suspend airstrikes and artillery shelling on the city of Aleppo for six weeks.

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