Syrian army recaptures town

2014-10-24 16:05

The Syrian army has regained control of a town on the highway linking Hama and Aleppo cities in western Syria after months of battles.

Lebanese army kills 3 men in raid

2014-10-23 20:00

Lebanon’s troops have killed three men and arrested several others during a raid on an apartment containing weapons and ammunition, security sources say.

Syria claims it destroyed jets seized by ISIS

2014-10-22 17:58

The Syrian air force has destroyed two of three jets seized and reportedly test flown over Aleppo by ISIS, according to the country's information minister.

Baghdad shootout points to growing militia threat

2014-10-21 14:42

Shortly after midnight, when a curfew usually shrouds the Iraqi capital in silence, the thudding sounds of heavy machinegun fire rip through the air and echo across Baghdad.

Egypt: No plan for action against ISIS in Iraq, Syria

2014-10-21 09:42

Egypt has no plans to provide the US with direct military assistance in its war against ISIS in Iraq and Syria even though American aerial bombardment may not be enough to defeat the group.

US airdrops ammunition to Kurds battling ISIS

2014-10-20 14:33

The American military have airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurds fighting ISIS in the flashpoint Syrian city of Kobane, in a move likely to anger ally Turkey.

Lebanon pulled into war with ISIS

2014-10-18 16:30

With all eyes on the Islamic State group's onslaught in Iraq and Syria, a less conspicuous but potentially just as explosive front line with the extremists is emerging in Lebanon.

Mother overwhelmed by son's return

2014-10-17 19:03

A Kosovo mother says she was speechless when her eight-year-old son, taken to Syria by his jihadi father, returned home.

Red Cross delivers first medical aid in a year to Palestinians in Syria

2014-10-17 13:27

The International Committee of the Red Cross has delivered medical supplies, including chronic medication for heart disease and diabetes, for the first time in a year.

Malaysia arrest ISIS recruiters

2014-10-16 13:19

ISIS main recruiters in Malaysia, who funded trips to Syria for converts are among the 14 suspected militants arrested earlier this week, Malaysian authorities say.

Museum to display images of Syrian killings

2014-10-15 21:10

Images of emaciated and mangled bodies from recent history in Syria are going on public display for the first time at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Obama rallies coalition commanders against ISIS

2014-10-15 09:09

President Barack Obama attempted to rally allied commanders around his emerging strategy to defeat Islamic State jihadists on Tuesday, as the US-led air armada stepped up its raids in Syria.

UK terror suspect had Blair's address

2014-10-14 16:10

A man on trial in London for terrorism had the address of a property owned by former British prime minister Tony Blair in his car when he was stopped, a prosecutor says.

UN cuts Syria food aid over funding shortfall

2014-10-13 22:00

The United Nations said that it has started cutting the food aid it provides to 4.2 million Syrians ravaged by war because of a shortfall in funding.

Kurds thwart ISIS in Kobane

2014-10-13 08:41

Turkey -Attacking ISIS jihadists has met firm Kurdish resistance in the Syrian battleground town of Kobane, as neighbouring Turkey heeded pressure to intervene and handed the US access to its air bases.

Syria regime bombing kills 21, including 8 kids

2014-10-10 21:00

Syrian regime bombardment and air strikes has killed at least 21 civilians, eight of them children, in the south and northeast of the country.

How French girls were lured to jihad online

2014-10-10 11:28

The story of two French schoolgirls have highlighted how Islamic extremists build networks to lure young women to jihad.

Iran trying to convince Turkey to save Kobane

2014-10-10 08:07

Iran has begun talks with Turkey aimed at convincing it to help stop ISIS jihadists from taking the key Syrian border town of Kobane.

US, allies chafing at Turkish inaction on Syria

2014-10-09 09:44

As the US warns that a strategic Syrian border town could fall to Islamic State militants, the Turkish military has deployed its tanks on its side of the frontier but only watched the slaughter.

US, UK consider buffer zone for Turkey

2014-10-08 21:10

Diplomats have stopped short of embracing Turkish border controls against militants and Syrian refugees.

US 'critical of Turkey's inaction over ISIS'

2014-10-08 14:55

Washington is concerned by Turkey’s reluctance to engage Islamic State militants in the Syrian border town of Kobane, a report says.

Biden calls Saudi Arabia after diplomatic gaffe

2014-10-08 10:26

US Vice President Joe Biden has called Saudi Arabia’s foreign affairs minister and “clarified” his diplomatic gaffe in which he suggested Saudi Arabia and other key allies had financed the ISIS.

Japanese Muslim quizzed over plan to join ISIS

2014-10-07 18:04

Police are questioning a 26-year-old Japanese Muslim on suspicion of trying to join ISIS in Syria, media reports and the top government spokesperson says.

Another US teen arrested trying to join ISIS

2014-10-07 09:56

A 19-year-old American has left a letter expressing disgust with Western society for his parents before trying to board a plane in Chicago, the first step in his plan to sneak into Syria to join ISIS.

Kurds repel jihadist attack on Syrian town

2014-10-06 17:48

Kurdish forces defending a Syrian town near the Turkish border have clashed with the ISIS group after repelling a wide-ranging jihadist assault in battles that left dozens dead on both sides.


ISIS militants now world's richest

2014-10-23 22:25

The Islamic State has become the world's wealthiest terror group, generating tens of millions of dollars a month from black market oil sales, ransoms and extortion.

Syrian Kurds sign power-sharing deal

2014-10-23 19:04

Syrian Kurdish factions have signed a deal to share power and set their rivalries aside to capitalise on growing international support for their fight against ISIS militants.

US may expand training of Iraq military advisers

2014-10-22 14:09

Any Iraqi request for more American military advisers or trainers to help the country's security forces fight ISIS will be considered, senior US officials say.

Jihadists launch fresh assault on Kobane

2014-10-21 11:17

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has launched a fresh assault on Kobane after it was announced that Kurds, who are defending the besieged Syrian border town, had received a first US airdrop of weapons.

Red Cross delivers first medical aid in a year to Palestinians in Syria

2014-10-20 17:30

The International Committee of the Red Cross has delivered medical supplies, including chronic medication for heart disease and diabetes, for the first time in a year.

US slams ISIS with 25 new air strikes

2014-10-18 18:34

US war planes have struck more than two dozen times in Syria and Iraq, hitting Islamic State jihadists and oil infrastructure they control, the American military says.

Isis execute man for 'filming Syrian HQ'

2014-10-18 14:36

Islamic State group jihadists have executed a man in northern Syria they accused of filming their headquarters and displayed his body on a cross, a monitoring group says.

Islamic State training pilots

2014-10-17 14:46

Iraqi pilots who have joined Islamic State in Syria are training members of the group to fly in three captured fighter jets, a group says.

The ISIS fighter who begged for death... and got it

2014-10-16 20:38

Kurdish grocer Cuneyt Hemo remembers the moment he crossed paths with a jihadist Islamic State prisoner inside the besieged Syrian town of Kobane.

Battles rage to hold back ISIS, Obama consults leaders

2014-10-15 21:10

Kurdish and Iraqi forces have fought to hold back advancing jihadists on the Syria-Turkey border and near Baghdad as Washington pushed to rally its allies against ISIS.

More Americans want ground troops to fight ISIS

2014-10-15 14:42

A rising number of Americans think the battle against the Islamic State group should broaden to include US ground troops, a according to a poll.

21 air raids slow ISIS advance near Kobane

2014-10-14 20:07

US-led aircraft have hammered Islamic State jihadists with 21 bombing raids near Kobane amid signs the strikes had "slowed" the group's advance, the American military says.

Sister of UK ISIS hostage urges talks to resume

2014-10-14 11:39

The sister of a UK man held hostage by ISIS militants fighting in Iraq and Syria has urged his captors to resume contact, saying that all communication with those holding him had ceased.

Iraq pulls troops from ISIS-held western city

2014-10-13 16:55

Iraqi government troops stationed on the edge of Heet in beleaguered Anbar province have withdrawn to another base, leaving the city under full jihadist control, security sources say.

Kurds, US say airstrikes are helping Kobane

2014-10-12 17:49

A senior Kurdish official has said that the latest US airstrikes around the besieged town of Kobane have been "very useful", while the US said "some progress" has been made against ISIS.

We must talk to ISIS, says slain US journo's dad

2014-10-10 13:50

The father of James Foley, the US reporter beheaded at the hands of ISIS militants in August, says he believes governments would have to negotiate with the extremists "eventually".

ISIS seizes large areas of Syrian town

2014-10-10 09:16

ISIS fighters have seized more than a third of the Syrian border town of Kobani, a monitoring group says, as US-led air strikes failed to halt their advance and Turkish forces looked on without intervening.

ISIS pushing for control of Syria town

2014-10-09 19:29

Islamic State group jihadists are in control of more than one-third of the Syrian border town of Kobane after fierce fighting that left dozens dead.

French jihad family in Syria

2014-10-08 21:10

French investigators are searching for a family suspected of leaving to wage jihad in Syria.

14 wounded as Kurds, 'radical Muslims' clash in Germany

2014-10-08 16:16

Street clashes between hundreds of Kurds and radical Muslims in Germany’s northern port city of Hamburg have left 14 people wounded, police say.

At least 12 dead in violent Turkey clashes

2014-10-08 12:33

At least 12 people have died during violent clashes across Turkey, as the fate of the besieged Syrian border town of Kobani stirred up decades of tensions with Turkey's Kurdish minority.

Syria border town 'about to fall' to ISIS

2014-10-07 19:32

Jihadists are on the verge of seizing the key Syrian border town of Kobane, Turkey has warned, after a three-week assault by ISIS that has left hundreds reported dead.

Fresh airstrikes on ISIS positions in Kobane

2014-10-07 14:03

Fresh air strikes by the US-led coalition has hit positions held by ISIS jihadists in the southwest of the key Syrian border town of Kobane, according to an AFP journalist just across the border in Turkey.

Militants may be planning to strike US

2014-10-06 21:22

The FBI director says militants based in Syria may be working on a plan to strike the US.

US hostage says 'scared to die' in ISIS captivity

2014-10-06 13:48

The parents of American hostage Peter Kassig, who is being held by the Islamic State group, have released a letter he wrote in June in which he says he is "scared to die".

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