Syria

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Syrian Kurds look at smoke billowing after a mortar hit the land near the Syrian border at the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, on September 20, 2014. [AFP]
10:36 GMT

The UN Refugee Agency says around 70,000 Syrian Kurds have been forced from their homes by the ISIL Takfiri threat and they have moved into Turkey in only 24 hours.

September 19, 2014

Kerry accused the Syrian government of chlorine gas use on Thursday, a violation of the an international chemical weapons agreement. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday evidence showed Assad's government is using chlorine gas against civilians, which is a violation of a global chemical weapons treaty.

Syrian Kurds have faced heightened brutality over the last few days during an IS assault that ended in kidnappings and the capture of several Kurdish villages in northern Syria. (AFP/FIle)
11:46 GMT

In a besieged enclave in northern Syria, half a million Kurds have been hit hard by an IS assault, prompting leaders to ask for help, airstrikes from the international community.

September 18, 2014

The Syrian civil war has displaced millions of people. (AFP/File)
18:32 GMT

Syrian warplanes continued their week-long attack on rebel position near Damascus.

Peshmerga forces are battling IS militants in Syria and Iraq. (AFP/File)
15:48 GMT

IS militants have reportedly seized control of at least five more Kurdish villages in northern Syria.

At least 15 children were killed under the age of two in northern Syria (File/AFP)
10:00 GMT

A UN administered measles vaccination program was halted following the confirmed death of 15 Syrian children, although the number is believed to be much higher.

Militants are believed to be holding a further 20 Lebanese soldiers captive since violence erupted in Arsal last month (File/AFP)
07:11 GMT

Another Lebanese soldier was kidnapped close to the border town of Arsal by unknown gunmen in two pickup trucks, according to reports.

September 17, 2014

Local governments are investigating the incident to find out how the batches were tainted. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

At least 36 children have died after receiving tainted measles vaccines at U.N. clinics.

The Syrian civil war has displaced millions. (AFP/File)
14:01 GMT

Government air strikes have killed roughly 48 people in Homs province.

Twenty-two Lebanese soldiers are being held by Nusra Front militants (File/AFP)
12:07 GMT

Militants from Nusra Front have threatened to kill one of 22 kidnapped Lebanese soldiers, according to a statement on Facebook.

Are Dima and Taim secretly thinking of getting back together? (Image: Facebook)
09:52 GMT

A bunch of intimate pix of Dima Bayaa and Taim Hassan surfacing the Internet arose suspicions that the two may be getting back together!

An image grab taken from a propaganda video uploaded on June 11, 2014 by jihadist group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
07:56 GMT

Islamic State militants are better resourced than any other terrorist group, according to intelligence officials.

September 16, 2014

The U.S. has said it will not work with Assad. (AFP/File)
17:53 GMT

A top Iraqi official met with Syrian President Bashar Assad Tuesday to discuss terrorism in the region.

Millions of Syrians have been forced to flee the ongoing violence. (AFP/File)
14:44 GMT

United Nations investigators released a new report Tuesday with more details of atrocities in Syria.

Young Turks are believed to be attracted to the Islamic State for financial reasons, according to the report (File/AFP)
11:44 GMT

Up to a thousand Turks have joined Islamic State militants inside Iraq and Syria, according to government officials and media reports.