Syria


FBI urges vigilance against ISIS recruitment online

2015-03-06 13:51

US authorities on Thursday issued an appeal to police and the public to remain "vigilant" against attempts by ISIS to recruit young Americans online.

Russia to host Syria talks in April

2015-03-05 21:06

Moscow has said it would host talks between representatives of Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime and opposition figures in April.

At least 34 dead as Syria rebels attack regime intel HQ

2015-03-05 08:35

Syrian rebels have launched a fierce attack on an intelligence headquarters in Aleppo, leaving at least 34 dead, days after the opposition rejected a ceasefire plan for the city.

France sceptical of fighting freeze in Aleppo

2015-03-04 15:05

France has expressed “scepticism” that a freeze in fighting could ever happen in parts of Syria’s largest city Aleppo and is blaming President Bashar Assad’s government.

Iraq launches major assault to retake Tikrit from ISIS

2015-03-03 08:54

At least 30 000 Iraq troops and militia backed by aircraft have pounded jihadists in and around Tikrit in the biggest offensive yet to retake one of the Islamic State group’s main strongholds.

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.

 

Syrian army kills top al-Qaeda leader - report

2015-03-06 11:17

The Syrian army has carried out an operation that killed the military commander of the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front in north-western Syria, state media reports.

21-year-old US man charged with trying to join ISIS

2015-03-05 10:22

A 21-year-old man previously charged with lying on a passport application so he could fly to Syria to join ISIS has been indicted on a charge of trying to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organisation.

British ex-marine killed fighting ISIS in Syria

2015-03-04 21:03

A former Royal Marine has become the first Briton to be killed while fighting with Kurdish forces battling ISIS in Syria, leaving his family "devastated".

2 Malaysians identified in ISIS beheading video from Syria

2015-03-04 13:59

Malaysian authorities have identified two Malaysians in a video by the Islamic State of a beheading that is believed to have taken place in 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.

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