IS provokes sea-change in global politics

2015-11-26 06:22

Islamic State has made a grave mistake by defying two big powers – Russia and France – almost at the same time, says Leopold Scholtz.

Putin sends air defence missiles to Syria

2015-11-25 17:56

Putin has responded to Turkey’s downing of Russian jet by sending air defence missiles to Syria.

Hollande, Obama vow unity against ISIS, appeal to Russia

2015-11-25 11:50

France and the US have pledged to step up the fight against the ISIS group, urging Russia to throw its weight behind global efforts to resolve the four-year Syrian conflict.

Two Russian pilots alive - Turkey

2015-11-24 22:28

The two pilots who ejected from a Russian war plane downed by Turkey on the Syrian border are believed to be alive and Turkish authorities are seeking to recover them.

WATCH: Russian journalists injured in Syria after missile lands near their car

2015-11-24 14:58

The Russian Defence Ministry says three Russian journalists have been injured while traveling to front-line positions in Syria.

VIDEO: Russian pilot shot while trying to reach government-held territory

2015-11-24 13:36

A Russian fighter jet crew member shot down over northern Syria was hit by rebel fire as he tried to guide his parachute towards government-held territory, the rebel group that claims his killing says.

Canada to announce plan to resettle 25 000 refugees

2015-11-24 10:55

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to announce his plan to resettle 25 000 Syrian refugees and he says all 10 of Canada’s provincial premiers support bring that many in.

US warplanes destroy 283 fuel trucks in Syria

2015-11-23 22:51

US warplanes have destroyed 283 fuel tankers that were being used to transport oil to help fund ISIS in eastern Syria.

Russia-backed Syrian army retakes strategic ISIS towns

2015-11-23 20:34

Syrian government forces backed by Russian airstrikes have regained control of two strategic towns, driving Islamic State jihadists away from the country's main north-south highway.

Cameron to seek parliament's OK to bomb Syria

2015-11-23 12:52

British Prime Minister David Cameron says he will seek parliamentary approval this week for Britain to join US-led airstrikes against ISIS in Syria.


Rescued Russian pilot: Turkey gave no warning

2015-11-25 22:03

One of the Russian pilots of a fighter jet shot down by Turkey on the Syrian border, has told state media that there was no prior warning.

Iran says Russian jet downing wrong

2015-11-25 16:04

Turkey's downing of a Russian fighter jet 'sends the wrong message to the terrorists' in Syria, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says.

Russia: 1 of the downed pilots is being held by Syria

2015-11-25 11:20

Russia's ambassador to France says a Russian military pilot shot down over Turkey is in the hands of the Syrian army.

All Canada provinces to take refugees

2015-11-24 21:00

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says all 10 of Canada's provincial premiers support bringing 25 000 Syrian refugees in.

Downing of Russian warplane is a very serious incident - Kremlin

2015-11-24 14:28

Russia has condemned the downing of a warplane on the Turkish-Syrian border but refused to comment further after Ankara said it had shot down the plane.

Russian pilot captured by militants after plane shot down

2015-11-24 12:38

One of the pilots from a Russian jet reportedly shot down by Turkish forces near the Syrian border has been captured by rebels, a Syrian rebel official says.

Australia PM: No global support for US-led troops in Syria

2015-11-24 09:26

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull says there is no global support for a US-led ground force to destroy the ISIS group, while warning resolve to defeat jihadists has never been stronger.

Chemical attacks 'becoming routine' in Syria - US envoy

2015-11-23 21:25

Chemical weapon use is 'becoming routine' in Syria's civil war, a US envoy says.

Syria war linked to climate change: Prince Charles

2015-11-23 14:44

Britain's Prince Charles, who is to give a speech at the start of the UN climate summit in Paris next week, says the war in Syria could be linked to global warming.

Australian government defends plan to take 12 000 Syrian refugees

2015-11-23 10:28

Australia is sticking to its plan to take 12 000 Syrian refugees, the government says, despite pressure to abandon it from the ruling party's own right wing.

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