Teen to be sentenced for helping ISIS

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A Virginia teenager is set to be sentenced for helping another teen travel to Syria to join the Islamic State and providing other aid to the militant group.

422 000 besieged Syrians need aid

2015-08-25 22:11

The UN chief has decried Syrian attacks and says 422 000 besieged people got no food from the UN in July.

UN chief appalled by 'barbaric' attacks in Palmyra

2015-08-25 09:45

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he is appalled by reports that ISIS had demolished a temple in Syria's ancient Palmyra.

How evil is ISIS?

2015-08-24 09:55

Hordes of black clad fighters overrunning historic Middle Eastern cities, brutal Hollywood-style executions and thousands of recruits flocking from across the globe has made ISIS a priority enemy as its shift from contagion to pandemic gathers momentum.

34 killed in Syria regime strikes near Damascus

2015-08-23 13:36

The toll from heavy government bombardment of a rebel stronghold outside the Syrian capital rose on Sunday to 34 civilians including 12 children, a monitoring group said.

Iran welcomes UN peace plan for Syria

2015-08-21 05:19

Iran has welcomed a UN peace plan aimed at ending the four-year war in its ally Syria, saying President Bashar al-Assad's regime needed to be directly involved.

UN: Typhoid outbreak among Palestinian refugees in Syria

2015-08-19 09:36

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees says there is a typhoid outbreak among civilians from a besieged Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of the Syrian capital, with at least six confirmed cases.

Attacks on Syria's civilians horrific

2015-08-18 05:18

The UN humanitarian chief says he is 'horrified' by the attacks on civilians in Syria.

Air strikes near Damascus kill at least 80 people

2015-08-16 22:17

A Syrian government air strike northeast of Damascus has killed about 80 people, rescue workers and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.

Greek police on Kos battling with migrant problem

2015-08-14 05:42

Overwhelmed authorities on the Greek holiday island of Kos are racing to ease the number of trapped refugees.


UK hacker for ISIS killed in US drone strike in Syria

2015-08-27 09:19

A British hacker who US and European officials say became a top cyber expert for ISIS in Syria has been killed in a US drone strike, a US source familiar with the matter says.

Middle Eastern leaders flood to Moscow for Syrian talks

2015-08-25 10:43

Russian President Vladimir Putin is to host the Jordanian King and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi in Moscow to discuss the Syrian crisis and take part in a showcase of Russia's military industry.

ISIS claims 30 killed for 'sodomy', UN meeting told

2015-08-24 21:51

The Islamic State extremist group has claimed responsibility for executing at least 30 people for "sodomy", the head of an international gay rights organisation says.

ISIS blows up 'famous' Syrian temple in Palmyra

2015-08-24 07:43

ISIS militants have blown up the ancient temple of Baal Shamin in the Unesco-listed Syrian city of Palmyra, an official says, the latest in a series of cultural relics to be destroyed by the jihadist group.

ISIS destroys Syrian monastery, moves Christian captives

2015-08-21 06:07

Islamic State militants have demolished a monastery in the central Syrian province of Homs, in a strategically located town the jihadist group wrested from government control earlier this month.

ISIS beheads elderly ex-antiquities chief

2015-08-19 17:55

ISIS has beheaded the 82-year-old retired chief archaeologist of Palmyra, who refused to leave the ancient city when the jihadists captured it, Syria's antiquities chief says.

UN backs new Syria peace initiative

2015-08-18 14:08

The United Nations Security Council has backed a new push for peace talks in Syria in a measure adopted by Damascus ally Russia and the other 14 member states.

Assad's ousting not on - Russia

2015-08-17 22:02

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has insisted Moscow did not accept the departure of Syrian President Bashar Assad as a prerequisite for peace.

Syria ceasefire ends, fighting resumes

2015-08-16 07:54

A temporary ceasefire between warring parties in Syria has collapsed as negotiations failed to reach a more permanent agreement to end fighting.

Salty language lands Russia's Lavrov in social media storm

2015-08-13 05:36

It was meant to be a news conference about solving the Syria crisis and combating ISIS, but an unguarded remark into the microphone from Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov grabbed all the attention.

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