Syria

December 3, 2014

The Iraqi army and Peshmerga have been battling the ISIL in Iraq since mid-June. (AFP/File)
08:04 GMT

A fresh batch of Iraqi Peshmerga troops has entered the Syrian town of Kobani through Turkey’s southeastern Sanliurfa province, official sources said.

Up to 140 Norwegian nationals joined ISIL, double the estimated number, according to the police. (AFP/File)
07:22 GMT

Up to 140 Norwegian nationals left the country to join ISIL in Syria, according to police officials.

December 2, 2014

Lebanon's army faced intense battles with militants in the border town of Arsal this year. (AFP/file)
20:30 GMT

At least seven Lebanese soldiers have been killed in clashes with militants near the border with Syria.

Who wants to celebrate the New Year with George Wassouf this Dec? (Image: Layalina)
11:33 GMT

Make your New Year's Eve a special one by spending it at George Wassouf's concert in Dubai this Dec 31.

The Danish national was shot in the shoulder last week as he left work. (AFP/File)
09:13 GMT

Supporters of ISIL claimed responsibility for the shooting of a Danish national in Saudi Arabia last week, according to the SITE monitoring group.

"We do not believe that a specific no-fly zone proposal at this point would best serve the interest that we've all identified in terms of trying to resolve the situation in Syria," Earnest said at Monday's daily press briefing. (AFP/File)
09:12 GMT

The White House said Monday that it was not prepared to enter into a deal with Turkey to establish a no-fly zone inside Syria.

Lebanese authorities have arrested one of ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s wives, according to media reports. (File photo)
07:42 GMT

Media reports say one of Baghdadi's wives was arrested with her son at Lebanon's border with Syria.

An estimated 1,000 people have been killed in Kobani since the border town was besieged by ISIL militants. (AFP/File)
05:20 GMT

Turkish forces bombed the Syrian border town of Kobani, wounding civilians and Kurdish fighters, according to a local newspaper.

December 1, 2014

Overall, more than 190,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict between the Assad regime and opposition forces began in early 2011. (AFP/File)
18:40 GMT

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that at least 1,685 were killed in Syria during November 2014.

The newly formed Revolutionary Command Council claims to represent over 70 Syrian rebel militias. (AFP/Aamir Qureshi)
08:48 GMT

A broad coalition of Syrian factions announced joining forces, allegedly representing over 70 rebel militias, excluding the Al Qaeda affiliated Nusra Front.

Some Islamist website are claiming Gill Rosenberg was captured by ISIS. (Facebook)
07:52 GMT

An American who is fighting in the ranks of the Kurds told Voice of Israel that Rosenberg was not in the Kobane region.

November 30, 2014

Gill Rosenberg, 31, from Tel Aviv was kidnapped by the Islamic State. (Photo: Facebook)
15:03 GMT

Gill Rosenberg, 31,told said earlier this month that she had decided to join the fighters for humanitarian and ideological reasons.

The Syrian city of Raqqa has seen airstrikes from both the US-led coalition and the Syrian government in recent weeks.  (AFP/File)
14:58 GMT

In one of the largest missions of the US-led campaign so far, a monitor reported at least 30 ISIL targets in Raqqa were hit by airstrikes late Saturday.

As a result of the violence, more than 200,000 Kobani residents have also fled across the border into Turkey. (AFP/File)
13:58 GMT

At least 50 ISIL terrorists have reportedly been killed in clashes, bombings, and US-led airstrikes in Syria’s flashpoint town of Kobani.

The U.S. is leading an international coalition, which includes France, Germany, and Saudi Arabia, and has carried out numero us airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq and Syria. (AFP/File)
11:29 GMT

The U.S.-led coalition forces conducted 30 airstrikes in Syria’s northern province of Raqqa, which is under the control of militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL.