A Syrian teenage refugee girl has been kidnapped in Lebanon's northeastern city of Baalbek, a security source said Monday.
Frustrated by the a lack of headway by mediators, family members of some 25 Lebanese servicemen held by Daesh and Nusra since last August threatened to take matters into their own hands Monday in a fresh protest in downtown Beirut.
President Masoud Barzani says Kurdistan Regional Government will back Iraqi troops in an attack on Mosul, Daesh’s largest stronghold in Iraq.
In Syria's northeastern province of Latakia, workers roll the country's first locally made cigars, a new product being launched despite the devastating civil conflict now in its fifth year.
In a televised interview with American media channel CBS news, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said US airstrikes inside the country against Daesh militants had done little to deter the group's growth, claiming some 1,000 fresh recruits joining its ranks monthly.
Following the abandonment of Idlib by Syrian government troops, the 'Army of Conquest' coalition of rebels declares the provincial capital as its seat of government.
A Kuwaiti minister said Sunday that 78 states confirmed their participation in a conference for the support of the Syrian people.
Only 4 percent of emergency work in Syria for Palestinian refugees has been funded so far this year, the UN said Sunday.
March 29, 2015
Daesh released a new video showing the execution of eight Alawite Syrian soldiers in Hama.
March 28, 2015
Syrian rebels claim opposition have seized full control of major Syrian city from Assad regime intelligence agencies.
A large fire broke out in a Syrian refugee camp near Qibbet Shamra on Saturday. No causalities were reported.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday a major offensive by al-Qaeda's Syria arm Jabat al-Nusra ended Saturday with government forces pulling back into barracks in the center of the city and Nusra fighters seizing control.
The Lebanese army seized a strategic hilltop on the outskirts of Arsal from Daesh and al-Nusra militants in their most recent military offensive.
In one of the first concrete moves in the upcoming train and equip program led by the US, 400 Syrian rebels have been named to take part in a process the US military hopes will have them ready to fight Daesh militants by September.
March 27, 2015
The UN Human Rights Council has called on Syria to allow a Commission of Inquiry to continue its work documenting violations by all parties.
The head of Turkey's army and top commanders have visited the new location of an historic tomb in Syria.
At least 108 people have been killed in various ground and air strikes carried out by the Syrian regime.
March 26, 2015
The president of Cornell University defended the school dean Thursday after he was caught on film openly welcoming Daesh training camps.
Syria has destroyed three of its chemical weapons facilities, according to AFP/
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The number asylum seekers in industrialized seekers rose by 45 percent last year, according to the UN refugee agency.
A Daesh branch group based in Libya has claimed responsibility for attacks that lead to 17 deaths in Benghazi and Sirte on Wednesday.
Comprehensive UN Security Council action can rapidly alleviate the suffering of Syrians, the main opposition group said Wednesday.
March 25, 2015
Hezbollah and the Syrian Army clashed with jihadi militants and seized two key vantage points along the Lebanese border Wednesday.
Turkish forces fired two howitzers at a Syrian army position early on Wednesday after a shell launched from Syria fell in southern Turkey.
The Iraqi deputy minister told press that Daesh is selling ancient artifacts stolen from Iraqi museums to buyers in Europe.
Syrian rebels have allegedly taken control of the historical town of Bosra Al-Sham near to the Jordanian border.
According to a coalition of Syrian opposition groups, Bashar al-Assad's regime dropped a chlorine bomb near the opposition-held city of Idlib, sending dozens of people to the hospital.
A staggering 230 Australian nationals have been stopped by airport police from flying to the Middle East to join Daesh in the past month.
US-led coalition surveillance flights over the Daesh-held city of Tikrit have begun, a senior official said Tuesday.
March 24, 2015
Daesh released approximately 70 new regulations in 2015, an array of “fatwas” that range from sublimely silly to riotously ridiculous.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Daesh has recruited hundreds of children since January to fight for the terrorist organization as child soldiers.
March 23, 2015
Algeria temporarily evacuated nearly 100 Turkish road workers east of Algiers after a militant threat.
Jordan will be helping to train Syrian rebels as part of a US program to fight Daesh.
An Israeli court sentenced an Arab citizen on Monday to 11 months in prison for traveling to fight alongside Syrian rebels.
Daesh militants attacked an airport in the Homs province on Monday, moving west in Syria as they targeted government strongholds.
As international headlines documenting the horrors of Daesh amass, so do alternative theories about the group’s shady origins.
According to Syrian state news, rebel rocket attacks on Aleppo killed at least twelve civilians and injured 30 others.
The father of a youth kidnapped by militants in Arsal has been ordered to pay $200,000 in ransom for the release of his son.
Airstrikes rained down on Syria's northwestern province of Idlib Sunday after a Syrian copter and its crew were captured there after an emergency landing.
March 22, 2015
A Tripoli resident who operated several social media accounts promoting the activities of the militants was arrested by the Lebanese Army.
A helicopter owned by the Syrian regime crashed in rebel-held Idlib on Sunday, leading to one death and four captives.
The students, ages 19-25, crossed into Syria via Turkey according to a Turkish MP.
Daesh claimed responsibility for the deadly Nowruz attack in northeast Syria that killed 45 people, including 12 children, via its radio station al-Bayan.
March 21, 2015
According to state media, the attack against Syrian Kurds attending Newroz celebrations in the region of Hasakah have killed 37 people and injured 96 others.
Lebanon's General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim said negotiations for at least 25 Lebanese servicemen held captive by Daesh and al-Qaeda affiliate Jabat al-Nusra have made serious progress, likely assuring no more deaths.
March 20, 2015
Daesh fighters have killed at least 70 regime forces in central Syria in the past 24 hours, AFP reported Friday.
At least 20 people were killed and dozens injured after a suicide attack during a festival in Syria, AFP reported Friday.
A new global grouping met for the first time Thursday and Friday in Rome to develop countermeasures against Daesh.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has dismissed two high-ranking officials after a violent argument, AFP reported Friday.
Various Syrian rebel group leaders have sent congratulatory messages to the newly re-elected prime minister.
The United States is looking into allegations that the Syrian regime unleashed chlorine gas in an attack in the northwest of the war-ravaged country earlier this week, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has called on the international community to step up support for Lebanon to help it deal with the influx of Syrian refugees.
Government officials said Thursday 4,000 Turkmen fighters are battling Daesh in the northern province of Kirkuk.
March 19, 2015
Daesh (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the attack on the national museum in Tunisia's capital Thursday, AFP reported.
The UN called on the ICC to prosecute Daesh for war crimes and reported the militants may be committing genocide on the Yazidi minority in Iraq.
Germany has pledged to boost assistance to help refugees in Lebanon that have fled the conflict in Syria.
Syrian singer Farrah Yousef still has time for the gym in the city that never sleeps!
Syrian President Bashar Assad sacked the chief of his Military Security, Lt. Gen. Rafik Shehadeh, according to media reports.
March 18, 2015
Opposition forces urged the UN to establish a no-fly zone in Syria on Wednesday.
About 20 countries and organizations have promised support for Iraq on Wednesday to assist in recovery efforts in areas freed from Daesh.
The US struck down a Daesh drone that was used as surveillance on the front lines, an official said Wednesday.
The Western-backed Syrian National Coalition demanded the United Nations launch an immediate investigation into Monday's chemical attack on the Syrian village of Sarmin.
A British woman reportedly bound for Daesh territory in Syria was detained at at bus station by Turkish authorities in the capital Ankara.
The UN announced it is willing to share a confidential list of suspects linked to war crimes in Syria with national prosecution authorities.
"We have been hearing some improper voices from the West that negotiation with Assad is needed, which contradicts human conscience," Turkish Prime Minister said Tuesday.
March 17, 2015
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Daesh beheaded four men allegedly loyal to the Syrian regime while Iraqi forces kill 30 Daesh soldiers during their military offensive in Salahuddin and Anbar provinces.
Police have reportedly uncovered a Daesh cell in the city of Mafraq, near the Syrian border.
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According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a government barrel bomb containing poisonous gas killed six people, including three children, in a village in northwest Syria.
In a meeting in Brussels, European Union officials stated Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would not be a partner in the war against Daesh as a result of his policies and actions.