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US bombs ISIS in Syria - Pentagon

23 September 2014, 08:15

The United States and its "partners" have launched a barrage of bombs and Tomahawk cruise missiles on ISIS extremists in Syria, the Pentagon says.

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Beheading: Cameron vows to 'hunt down' ISIS

14 September 2014, 17:19

Britain is ready to "take whatever steps are necessary" to destroy Islamic State militants after they murdered a British aid worker, says PM David Cameron.

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ISIS video shows beheading of British hostage

14 September 2014, 09:49

The Islamic State has claimed the beheading of a British aid worker, in an act slammed as "pure evil" by Prime Minister David Cameron, who vowed Britain would do all it could to catch the killers.

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Attack on meeting kills 28 Syria rebel leaders

10 September 2014, 08:10

An attack on a meeting of a Syrian rebel chiefs in the north of the war-ravaged country has killed at least 28 leaders from one group.

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Friday, 12 September 2014

Up to 31 500 ISIS fighters in Iraq and Syria - CIA

12 September 2014, 08:32

Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria now have about 20 000 to 31 500 fighters on the ground, the Central Intelligence Agency says, much higher than a previous estimate of 10 000.

Thursday, 04 September 2014

Obama calls for anti-jihadist front

04 September 2014, 09:46

US President Barack Obama has called for an international front against jihadists in Iraq and Syria after they beheaded a second American reporter.

'We'll follow terrorists to 'gates of hell'

04 September 2014, 11:00

US vice president: We'll follow terrorists who killed American journalists to 'gates of hell'.

Wednesday, 03 September 2014

US says Sotloff beheading video is authentic

03 September 2014, 13:18

The US says that the video showing the beheading of a second US journalist by Islamic State militants is authentic.

Monday, 01 September 2014

Syria army battles rebels as UN bids to free Golan monitors

01 September 2014, 12:14

Syrian troops battled rebels hard by the armistice line with Israel on the Golan Heights as the United Nations pressed efforts to free 44 peacekeepers held by the insurgents.

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Israel downs drone from Syria

31 August 2014, 15:13

Israel downed a drone over the occupied Golan Heights, the army said, amid mounting tension on the UN-patrolled armistice line with Syria on the strategic plateau.

Friday, 29 August 2014

UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

29 August 2014, 08:36

UN: The number of refugees from Syria tops 3 million, up by 1 million from a year ago

44 Fijian soldiers held captive by rebels in Syria

29 August 2014, 11:09

44 Fijian soldiers held captive and 75 Philippine troops in standoff with rebels in Syria.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

UN investigators fear for children in ISIS training camps

27 August 2014, 13:13

United Nations investigators voiced concern at the fate of boys forced to join Islamic State training camps in Syria and said that any decision by the United States to bomb the Sunni militant group "must respect the laws of war".

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Obama backs surveillance over Syria

26 August 2014, 06:59

Barrack Obama approves surveillance flights over Syria to gather intelligence on militants.

Monday, 25 August 2014

Syria says ready to work with world against 'terror'

25 August 2014, 14:59

Syria is ready to work with the international community, including the United States, to combat "terrorism" within the framework of a UN resolution on extremists, Syria's foreign minister has said.

Friday, 22 August 2014

UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

22 August 2014, 12:09

UN: more than 191,000 people killed in 3 years of bloodshed in Syria's civil war.

UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

22 August 2014, 14:31

The death toll from three years of Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

39 killed in rebel-jihadist clashes in north Syria

13 August 2014, 16:04

At least 39 fighters were killed in fierce clashes between Syrian rebels and jihadists from the Islamic State in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, an NGO said.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Terror threat against Norway

24 July 2014, 15:53

Norway's intelligence service says it has received information about an imminent "concrete threat" against Norway from people with links to Islamic fighters in Syria.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Fancy a war tour? Jihadists organise tours in their 'caliphate'

23 July 2014, 16:30

Known for kidnapping, public stonings, lashings and executions, the Islamic State (IS) is now expanding into tourism, taking jihadists on honeymoon and civilians to visit other parts of its "caliphate".

Friday, 18 July 2014

Syrian woman stoned to death for 'adultery'

18 July 2014, 14:37

Jihadists in the northern Syrian province of Raqa have accused a woman of adultery and stoned her to death, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday.

Jihadists kill 90 in Syria gas field takeover

18 July 2014, 19:27

Jihadists have killed at least 90 Syrian regime fighters, civilian security guards and employees when they seized a gas field in Homs province, a monitoring group says.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Morocco warns of terror plot from Syria, Iraq

17 July 2014, 12:55

Morocco's interior minister says that Moroccan extremists fighting in Iraq and Syria are plotting terror attacks on prominent figures and sites back home.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Syria's Assad to be sworn in for 3rd term

16 July 2014, 18:50

President Bashar Assad will be sworn in and set out his plans for a new seven-year term, state media reports, after his victory in an election that has affirmed his grip on power.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

UK police fear missing twins abducted to Syria

10 July 2014, 12:44

British counterterrorism officers say they believe that two missing 16-year-old twin sisters who disappeared from their home in Manchester have travelled to Syria.

Wednesday, 09 July 2014

Syrian opposition coalition elects new president

09 July 2014, 14:46

Syria's Western-backed opposition National Coalition has elected Hadi al-Bahra as its new president following a three-day meeting in Istanbul.

Friday, 04 July 2014

UK had plan to train 100 000 Syria rebels - BBC

04 July 2014, 11:46

Britain had planned to train and equip a 100 000-strong rebel army to defeat Syrian President Bashar Assad before it was deemed to be too risky, BBC Newsnight reports.

Thursday, 03 July 2014

Transfer of Syria chemical weapons complete

03 July 2014, 09:44

The transfer of Syrian chemical weapons from a Danish container ship to a US vessel has been completed in an Italian port, the Pentagon says.

Wednesday, 02 July 2014

Militant urges all Muslims to build Islamic state

02 July 2014, 09:20

The leader of the extremist group that has overrun parts of Iraq and Syria has called on Muslims around the world to flock to territories under his control to fight and build an Islamic state.

Friday, 27 June 2014

US seeks $500m to arm select Syrian rebels

27 June 2014, 12:39

President Barack Obama is seeking to bolster US efforts to train and arm select members of the Syrian opposition.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Kerry issues warning after Syria bombs Iraq

26 June 2014, 09:13

Syrian warplanes have bombed Sunni militants’ position inside Iraq, military officials say, deepening concerns that the extremist insurgency could morph into an even wider regional conflict.

Monday, 23 June 2014

Syria rebels recruit teenage fighters

23 June 2014, 14:37

Human Rights Watch has urged Syrian rebel groups to stop enlisting teenagers in their ranks and warned their foreign backers that they could be implicated in "war crimes".

Monday, 16 June 2014

20 dead in Syria barrel bomb attack in Aleppo

16 June 2014, 14:25

Syrian regime helicopters dropped barrel bombs on an opposition-held district in northern Aleppo city, killing at least 20 people, including several children, an NGO said.

Monday, 09 June 2014

45 dead in clashes between jihadists in Syria

09 June 2014, 16:11

Fresh fighting between the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and a coalition of rebels and an al-Qaeda affiliate in eastern Syria has left at least 45 fighters dead, a monitoring group says.

Friday, 06 June 2014

Syrians wage 'war of tunnels' for Damascus

06 June 2014, 09:32

Guided more by what they can hear than see, Syrian troops and rebels are battling in the bowels of Damascus, digging tunnels in a campaign to control the eastern entrance to the capital.

Thursday, 05 June 2014

Assad declared landslide victor in Syria election

05 June 2014, 11:53

President Bashar Assad has secured a landslide victory in a wartime election and has demonstrated his tenacious hold on power after three years of brutal civil war.

Tuesday, 03 June 2014

Assad eyes certain win in Syria vote

03 June 2014, 08:17

Voting offices have opened in Syria for a presidential election that Bashar Assad is certain to win, and that has been slammed as a "farce" by the opposition.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Chemical weapons team in Syria 'safe'

27 May 2014, 18:54

The world's chemical weapons watchdog says that a convoy of its inspectors overseeing the dismantling of Syria's weapons programme had come under attack, but all were safe.

Chemical arms watchdog team kidnapped in Syria

27 May 2014, 19:55

Six international chemical weapons watchdog investigators have been kidnapped with their Syrian drivers on a fact-finding mission in the central province of Hama, the foreign ministry says.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Car bomb in Syria's Homs kills 10

25 May 2014, 16:17

At least 10 people were killed in a car bomb attack targeting a regime-held area of the city of Homs in central Syria, the province's governor told AFP.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Russia would veto UN Council vote on Syria

21 May 2014, 07:10

Russia will veto a draft United Nations Security Council calling for Syria to be hauled before the International Criminal Court.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Syrian army missile kills 23, including 8 kids

20 May 2014, 14:31

A missile crashed into a rebel-held Syrian town while most people were at home sleeping, killing at least 23 people, including an entire family.

Alleged chlorine attack kills teen in Syria

20 May 2014, 17:09

Syrian opposition activists say forces loyal to President Bashar Assad had dropped a chlorine bomb on a rebel-held village, killing a teenager, the sixth alleged poison gas attack there in two months.

Monday, 19 May 2014

Syria war toll over 162,000: NGO

19 May 2014, 12:23

More than 162,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict broke out in March 2011, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said in a new toll.

Syrian soccer goalie-turned-rebel becomes icon

19 May 2014, 13:43

Abdelbaset Sarout, a former goalkeeper— now an armed fighter — has become a charismatic icon of the Syria's rebellion after surviving 2 ½ years under a suffocating military siege of his city.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Raw data suggests chlorine a weapon in Syria

16 May 2014, 07:20

US Secretary of State John Kerry says he has seen raw data that suggests chlorine has been used in the Syrian conflict.

Iran recruiting Afghans to fight in Syria - report

16 May 2014, 12:50

Iran is recruiting Afghan refugees to fight in Syria, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Wednesday, 07 May 2014

Start of evacuation of Syria's Homs districts

07 May 2014, 12:28

About 2 000 rebels and civilians have started to leave besieged opposition-held districts of Homs in central Syria.

Monday, 05 May 2014

Woman faces supporting terrorism charge in Aus

05 May 2014, 13:24

An Australian mother was charged with supporting terrorism after she was arrested trying to board a flight from Sydney with her four young children.

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