Assad says Turkish support 'main factor' in Idlib takeover

2015-04-17 15:32

Syrian President Bashar Assad says Turkish military and logistical support is the main factor that helped insurgents to seize the north-western city of Idlib from government control last week.

Jamaican teen suspected of being militant stays in custody

2015-04-17 09:23

A Jamaican judge has ruled that a teenager suspected of hoping to join Islamic extremists in Syria must remain in police custody until next week.

UN envoys hear doctor's account of Syria chemical attack

2015-04-16 21:47

The UN Security Council went into a closed-door meeting to hear first-hand accounts of chemical attacks unleashed in Syria as it weighed possible action against those responsible.

HRW: Strong evidence of Syria regime chemical attacks

2015-04-14 21:15

Eyewitness accounts and evidence collected from Syria's northwestern Idlib province "strongly" suggest regime forces dropped toxic chemicals on civilians several times last month.

Syria says only 6 000 remain in Damascus camp

2015-04-14 20:41

Syria says only 6 000 residents remain in the war-battered Palestinian camp Yarmouk on the edge of Damascus that has seen intensified fighting since ISIS attacked.

Syria's rival sides end Moscow talks, no sign of progress

2015-04-10 15:22

Talks between representatives of the Syrian government and some members of the opposition have ended in Moscow with no sign of a significant breakthrough.

Japan journalist angry over Iraq, Syria travel ban

2015-04-10 08:48

An experienced war photographer has vowed to fight the Japanese government after being issued a passport that specifically bars him from going to violence-wracked Iraq and Syria.

German, 21, admits in court he was a foreign fighter

2015-04-09 15:06

A 21-year-old German of Turkish origin has admitted on the first day of his trial in Munich court that he enlisted as a foreigner among Islamists battling Damascus.

Heavy fighting erupts in Syria's Yarmouk refugee camp

2015-04-07 13:09

Fresh fighting is taking place in the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk, on the southern outskirts of the Syrian capital, Damascus.

Al-Qaeda kidnaps 300 Syrian Kurds

2015-04-06 19:29

Al-Qaeda's official Syrian wing, the Nusra Front, has kidnapped 300 Kurdish men in the country's north, a Kurdish official in Syria says.


Not guilty pleas expected in Ohio terrorism support plot

2015-04-17 13:58

An Ohio man is expected to enter not guilty pleas to charges that he travelled to Syria and trained alongside terrorist, then returned to the US with plans to attack a military base or a prison.

Man accused of plot to attack US military base, prison

2015-04-17 09:23

A Somalia-born man living in the US travelled to Syria and trained alongside terrorists, then returned with plans to attack a military base or a prison, according to a federal indictment.

More than 220 000 dead in Syria conflict - monitor

2015-04-16 16:08

The conflict in Syria has left more than 220 000 dead since it began four years ago with an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, a key monitoring group has said.

Italy row over migrant beds

2015-04-14 20:45

Italy's interior ministry has ordered regional prefects to find emergency housing for an influx of boat migrants, sparking criticism.

35 dead as Syria forces repel ISIS attack

2015-04-11 14:45

Pro-government forces have repelled an attack on a key Syrian military airport by Islamic State group affiliated militants, losing 20 fighters but killing almost as many jihadists.

ISIS holding 50 civilians after raid on Syria village

2015-04-10 13:00

Jihadist fighters from the Islamic State group are holding hostage at least 50 civilians seized in a raid on a village in central Syria, a monitor said.

Aid group urges US to resettle 65 000 Syrians

2015-04-09 22:07

An international aid group has called on the United States to resettle 65 000 Syrian refugees before the end of 2016.

Suffering rises as ISIS takes over refugee camp

2015-04-08 23:18

Conditions have turned dire after ISIS have overrun a Palestinian camp in Syria.

ISIS blows up Syrian church - report

2015-04-06 19:29

Islamic State insurgents have blown up an 80-year-old church in Syria's northeastern province of Hassaka, reports say.

State of Syrian refugee camp 'beyond inhumane'

2015-04-06 14:53

Shelling and sporadic clashes struck a Palestinian refugee camp under attack by Islamic extremists in the Syrian capital , a situation that a UN official described as "beyond inhumane".

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