Syria

September 11, 2014

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.

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.

US President Barack Obama speaks at a press conference on the second day of the NATO 2014 Summit at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, South Wales, on September 5, 2014. [AFP]
06:45 GMT

The United States is reluctantly but decisively becoming engaged in the civil wars in Iraq and Syria as it seeks to combat Isis, which calls itself Islamic State.

Wounded Syrian men wait for treatment at a makeshift hospital in the rebel-held town of Douma near Damascus on September 9, 2014. [AFP]
04:00 GMT

Idlib bombing kills 45 high-ranking militants in Syria

September 9, 2014

'Jihadi John' the executioner is one of four British jihadis known as the 'Beatles' holding hostages in Syria (AFP/ File Archive)
05:00 GMT

Anti-terror police are set to arrest up to 12 British associates of Islamic State executioner Jihadi John, it has been reported.

September 8, 2014

Mehdi Nemmouche, a 29-year-old of French-Algerian origin (pictured here) was one of the hostage's captors, and is also a suspect in the attack on a Jewish museum in Brussels which killed four people (Benoit Peyrucq/ AFP).
16:08 GMT

A French journalist held hostage in Aleppo has alleged that one of his captors was a Frenchman suspected of an attack on a Jewish museum in Brussels.

Lebanon hosts over 1 million Syrian refugees. (AFP/File)
14:12 GMT

Syrian refugees in a southern village in Lebanon have been given 48 hours to leave.

The body of Lebanese soldier, Ali Sayyed, who was also beheaded by Islamic State, is carried by mourners September 3, 2014 (File/AFP)
09:51 GMT

The family of a Lebanese soldier who was beheaded by Islamic State extremists appealed for calm in the town of Ansar Sunday, following sectarian violence after his killing.

Thousands of Bosnian Muslim women were raped by Serbs during the Bosnian war. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT

The international community was slow to respond to the genocide happening in Bosnia in the 90s. Did the world's botched response lead to the rise of Islamic extremism today?

September 7, 2014

Quneitra has been at the center of violent clashes in recent days. (AFP/File)
18:19 GMT

At least 43 people have been killed in clashes between Syrian government forces and Nusra Front militants.

Civilians in Raqqa run for cover from shelling by Syrian forces, August 17, 2014 (File/AFP)
11:06 GMT

Syrian air raids over Raqqa killed 53 people, many of them civilians, while President Assad's campaign against Islamic State militants intensifies.