ISIS executes 200+ in ancient Syrian city - monitor

2015-05-25 05:54

The Islamic State group has executed at least 217 people, including civilians, in and around the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra in the last nine days, a monitor group says.

ISIS cements grip on Iraq-Syria border

2015-05-23 11:22

The Islamic State group has consolidated its control of the Iraq-Syria border after capturing an Iraqi provincial capital.

Newspaper sting stops teen from traveling to Syria

2015-05-22 13:13

A newspaper sting has prevented a 16-year-old girl from traveling to Syria to become a jihadi bride.

ISIS executes 17 people in Syria's Palmyra

2015-05-21 22:10

Fighters from the Islamic State group have executed at least 17 people, including civilians, after the jihadists seized Syria's ancient city of Palmyra, a monitor says.

Lonely man finds home in Islam, then ISIS

2015-05-21 07:00

Before he left New Zealand, Mark Taylor spoke with a local television network. "I've been lonely all my life," he said. "Been rejected by people. Used by people. Abused by people." He said that by converting to Islam, he felt he'd become part of a community.

Shell kills teacher, wounds 23 students in Damascus school

2015-05-20 16:10

A mortar shelled smashed into an elementary school in an upscale neighbourhood of the Syrian capital, killing a female teacher and wounding 23 students.

76 dead in fighting for Syria's Palmyra

2015-05-17 10:13

Syrian government troops and militia HAVE put up fierce resistance to an ISIS assault on one of the jewels of the country's heritage, ancient Palmyra.

Syria war crimes justice unlikely despite evidence - experts

2015-05-15 14:55

The chances of anyone being prosecuted for Syrian war crimes are today smaller than ever, experts say, as realpolitik smothers an increasingly solid mountain of evidence accumulated during the often barbaric four-year conflict.

More than 700 UK terror suspects to Syria

2015-05-14 21:06

UK police say more than 700 potential terror suspects went to Syria but half have returned to the UK.

Syrian president acknowledges setbacks in war

2015-05-06 20:56

Syrian President Bashar Assad acknowledged Wednesday what he said were recent "setbacks" in the war against insurgents trying to topple him, promising a comeback by his troops still entangled in heavy fighting.


Hezbollah urges backing for fight against ISIS

2015-05-24 21:02

The head of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement has urged broad support for his group's fight in Syria, saying it was engaged in an existential battle against the Islamic State group.

ISIS seizes Iraq-Syria border post, consolidating 'caliphate'

2015-05-22 15:26

The Islamic State group has kept up a counteroffensive that has rocked US strategy, seizing a key border crossing after capturing an Iraqi provincial capital and a renowned Syrian heritage site.

Insurgents in Syria seize hospital from army-monitor

2015-05-22 12:47

Insurgents including the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front seized a hospital from government forces which they had besieged since late April, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

EU fears war crimes after Syria's Palmyra falls to ISIS

2015-05-21 18:48

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has warned of potential war crimes in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Palmyra after ISIS fighters seized the ancient Syrian city.

ISIS storms ancient Syrian city of Palmyra

2015-05-20 17:38

Islamic State militants have taken control of areas of the historic Syrian city of Palmyra from government forces in fierce fighting.

ISIS advances in Syria, Iraq

2015-05-19 18:31

ISIS has made several high-profile advances in recent days, despite a US-led air campaign against the movement in Syria and Iraq.

Syria air raids kill 48 civilians in Idlib

2015-05-16 21:31

At least 48 civilians, including nine children, have been killed in regime air raids on Syria's northwest province of Idlib.

ISIS leader urges Muslims to 'move to caliphate'

2015-05-15 08:58

The leader of the Islamic State group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has urged Muslims to emigrate to his self-proclaimed ‘caliphate’, in the jihadist supremo's first audio recording in six months.

72 dead as Syria army battles to free loyalists

2015-05-11 12:18

At least 72 fighters have been killed in a single day as the Syrian army battles to relieve at least 250 besieged regime loyalists under rebel assault, a monitoring group says.

SA-run hospital in Syria hit in airstrike

2015-05-05 08:00

A hospital in Syria run by South African charity, Gift of the Givers, has been bombed in an airstrike, it has been reported.

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