Syria


Looted in Mosul, sold in Munich?

2015-07-31 05:36

Fears that Germany has become a trade hub for looted antiquities from the Middle East, has prompted the government to put forward a draft law on artistic imports.

Turkey wants Nato meeting to discuss security threats

2015-07-26 22:36

Turkey has called for a meeting of its Nato allies to discuss threats to its security and its air strikes targeting Islamic State militants in Syria and Kurdish rebels in Iraq.

Turkey strikes ISIS, Kurdish militants in drive for 'safe zone'

2015-07-25 17:17

Turkish fighter jets and ground forces have hit ISIS militants in Syria and Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) camps in Iraq, in a campaign to create a "safe zone" across swathes of northern Syria.

Australian nurse who aided ISIS heading home

2015-07-24 13:14

An Australian nurse alleged to have given medical assistance to ISIS militants fighting in Syria could face arrest for violating tough new security laws when he lands in Sydney, police and officials say.

12 locals dead in Syrian raid on ISIS village

2015-07-22 22:03

At least 12 civilians, including four children and a pregnant woman, have died in Syrian government air raids on a jihadist-held village in the northern province of Aleppo.

ISIS fingered in Turkey border town attack

2015-07-20 17:31

Twenty-eight people have been killed in a suicide attack in a Turkish town on the Syrian border blamed on ISIS.

UK's Cameron seeks to nix threat of homegrown extremists

2015-07-20 14:37

David Cameron will set out a five-year strategy to tackle extremism in Britain, an issue he will describe as the "struggle of our generation".

ISIS used poison gas in northeast Syria -Kurds

2015-07-18 08:25

A Syrian Kurdish militia says that ISIS had used poison gas in attacks in late June in northeastern Syria.

ISIS crucifies, jails non-fasters - monitor

2015-07-17 05:53

At least 94 people, five of them children, reportedly have been crucified and jailed in Syria by ISIS extremists for failing to observe the dawn-to-dusk fast during Ramadan.

UK sends new spy plane to Syria and Iraq

2015-07-16 22:01

Britain will send another spy plane to fly over Iraq and Syria as it edges towards joining US-led air strikes in Syria.

 

Australian reality TV stars 'shot at by ISIS' in Syria

2015-07-28 12:01

Australian public broadcaster SBS has defended a reality show where participants were shot at by ISIS in Syria as part of a trip retracing refugees' journeys, saying they had extensive security preparations.

Pope calls for release of priest, bishops abducted in Syria

2015-07-26 14:32

Pope Francis has appealed for the release of an Italian Jesuit priest and two Orthodox bishops kidnapped in Syria two years ago, asking leaders to work for the freedom of all those abducted there.

Al-Assad announces amnesty for army deserters

2015-07-25 12:12

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has issued a decree announcing a general amnesty for military deserters who violated the country's compulsory military conscription law, state television reports.

Turkish warplanes bomb ISIS targets in Syria

2015-07-24 10:42

Turkish fighter jets have bombed positions of ISIS jihadists inside Syria for the first time, in a dramatic escalation of fighting after the killing of a Turkish soldier in cross-border clashes.

US hails the killing of top Qaeda leader in Syria

2015-07-22 07:47

A US-led coalition air strike earlier this month killed the leader of an al-Qaeda offshoot in Syria that American officials accuse of plotting attacks against the United States and its allies, the Pentagon says.

At least 20 dead in Turkey border town blast

2015-07-20 16:02

At least 20 people have been killed in an explosion in a cultural centre in the Turkish town of Suruc near the border with Syria, local television report.

Water, power return to Syria's Aleppo after 3-week cut

2015-07-18 22:29

Mains water and electricity have returned to large parts of the Syrian city of Aleppo following a three-week cut after al-Qaeda’s local wing stopped water supplies to pressure the government, a group says.

For the first time, jihadist child beheads Syrian soldier

2015-07-17 20:02

A child soldier recruited by ISIS has apparently beheaded a Syrian army officer, the first such documented decapitation, the founder of a group monitoring the Syrian conflict says.

Migrants stranded in Athens without water, food

2015-07-17 05:53

Shading himself from the scorching sun in a busy Athens square is a Syrian refugee named Haisam, one of 800 to 1 000 who has ended up in the Greek capital, stranded in a recession-hit city not equipped to receive him.

More than 50 ISIS child soldiers killed in Syria

2015-07-15 16:33

More than 50 child soldiers recruited by ISIS in Syria have been killed since the beginning of this year.

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