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September 11, 2014

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah. [AFP]
10:36 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obarma is not determined to crush ISIS terrorists, Hezbollah deputy leader Sheikh Naim Qassem said.

Fijian UN peacekeeper sitting with other UN hostages speaking to the camera at an unknown location saying that they are going be released by the Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra Front rebels in the Golan Heights. [AFP]
09:59 GMT

The Nusra Front previously released a video appearing to show the 45 Fijian troops in good condition, at points smiling; Al Jazeera reports they have been released.

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. [AFP]
09:30 GMT

Australia considers joining US-led airstrikes in Iraq to prevent the advance of the ISIL Takfiri terrorists, according to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Palestinian children collecting paper products to use as fire starters for cooking in Rafah refugee camp southern of Gaza Strip on September 9, 2014. [AFP]
09:12 GMT

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Israel violated the laws of war in the Gaza Strip during its recent offensive against the Palestinian enclave.

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a press conference at the US Embassy in Baghdad on September 10, 2014. [AFP]
07:59 GMT

The US secretary of state John Kerry, who is in Baghdad, on Thursday endorsed US president Barack Obama's plan to tackle ISIS terror. Read more at: http://news.oneindia.in/international/kerry-endorses-obama-s-speech-against-isis-baghdad-1519374.html

Captain Kwestan Mohammed Ali, instructs how to hold an AK-47 to women Peshmerga recruits, some of whom are volunteers, as they take part in a military training at a base near the northern Iraqi city of Sulaimaniya on September 10, 2014. [AFP]
07:48 GMT

US to provide immediate military aid to Iraq

Staffan de Mistura, on his first Damascus visit as the new UN envoy on the Syrian conflict. [AFP]
07:30 GMT

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem says fighting terrorism should be an international priority.

US President Barack Obama delivers a prime time address from the Cross Hall of the White House on September 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. [AFP]
07:18 GMT

Islamic State: Barack Obama unveils 'degrade and ultimately destroy' strategy against Isis, ahead of 9/11 anniversary

Syria's Islamist Ahrar al-Sham group  members taking part in a training session at an undisclosed location in Syria. [AFP]
07:08 GMT

American officials say Saudi Arabia has agreed to a request from the US administration to provide bases to train foreign-backed militants fighting against the Syrian government.

A screen grab shows an Islamic State fighter speaking before the massacre (Image: Channel 4 News)
05:00 GMT

A new video from the Islamic State has emerged showing the apparent massacre of Bashar al-Assad's 93rd brigade in Raqqa from August.

September 10, 2014

Newly appointed envoy, Staffan de Mistura, is expected to meet with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad Wednesday (File/AFP)
20:00 GMT

The UN's newly appointed Syria envoy is expected to meet with Syrian officials along with Bashar al-Assad in Damascus.

An Iraqi policeman stands at the site of a car bombing, which killed 12 people in the New Baghdad district, September 10, 2014 (File/AFP)
19:30 GMT

A series of bomb blasts across Baghdad killed at least 19 people and injured dozens others, security officials confirmed. The bombings happened while U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Iraq.

A screen grab from an IS video shows American journalist Steven Sotloff prior to being beheaded (Image: The Independent)
19:00 GMT

Another English accent was identified in the Islamic State murder video of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff, according to an audio expert.

Clashes broke out during Israeli raids across the West Bank (File/AFP)
18:00 GMT

Israeli forces detained six people from across the West Bank overnight Tuesday according to an army spokeswoman and local popular committee sources.

Anger is mounting against American forces after least 14 civilians were killed by the U.S. air strike (File/AFP)
17:00 GMT

At least 14 women and children were killed and 13 others injured by an American air strike in Afghanistan's northeastern province of Kunar.