Syria

August 24, 2014

A Syrian fighter guards his position in a rebel-held neighborhood of Damascus, August 23, 2014 (File/AFP)
12:03 GMT

A German who was kidnapped by Islamic State militants over a year ago has been freed Sunday, according to AFP.

No groups from Syria and Lebanon claimed responsibility for the attacks (File/AFP)
10:45 GMT

Rockets from Syria and Lebanon landed in the Golan Heights along with the Galilee overnight Saturday in separate attacks.

Reyaad Khan (left), Nasser Muthana (center), and Abdul Raqib Amin - all British citizens, appeared in an ISIS video, alarming UK authorities of home-grown terrorists (Image: YouTube/AlHayat)
07:08 GMT

With the likelihood of more Brits joining extremist groups, borders surrounding Iraq and Syria have to be watched closely by the international community. It's the only way to stop ISIS.

August 22, 2014

An image grab from Hezbollah's al-Manar TV shows Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Lebanon's militant Shiite Muslim movement Hezbollah. [AFP]
13:39 GMT

Lebanon’s resistance movement Hezbollah has deplored as a “savage crime” the beheading of American journalist James Foley by an ISIL terrorist in a recently released video.

August 21, 2014

In its fourth year, the Syrian conflict has displaced more than 9 million Syrians and killed at least 180,000 people since March 2011. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)
16:10 GMT

In a recent toll using data collected from sources on the group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports more than 180,000 conflict-related deaths in Syria since March 2011.

Islamic State militants released a video earlier this week of U.S. photojournalist James Foley being beheaded (Image: Screenshot)
12:27 GMT

American officials at the Pentagon have revealed information about a failed attempt to rescue U.S. hostages including James Foley, from IS terrorists in Syria.

ISIS extremists have grown stronger and more powerful in recent weeks across Iraq and Syria (File/AFP)
07:04 GMT

Round-the-clock news coverage of ISIS brutality makes one thing clear; this extremist group needs to be stopped. With the beheading of a U.S. journalist to add to that list, will Obama notice?

August 20, 2014

The ISIS trainer was killed in an operation carried out by Hezbollah forces, depicted below, and the Syrian army (AFP/ File Archive).
07:55 GMT

Hezbollah has killed an ISIS commander allegedly responsible for preparing suicide bombers for attacks in Lebanon, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Tuesday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday that there were at least 20,000 non-Syrians among ISIS (AFP/ File Archive).
07:19 GMT

The number of ISIS militants fighting against the Syrian government amounts to more than 50,000, according to a UK-based NGO.

A file photo shows journalist James Foley resting in Sirte, Libya, September 29, 2011 (File/AFP)
06:00 GMT

Missing American photojournalist James Foley, was allegedly beheaded by ISIS militants in a video clip released on YouTube.

August 19, 2014

The Ark Futura, a Danish-chartered cargo vessel which is assisting in the effort to extract Syrian chemical weapons from the country (File/AFP)
10:26 GMT

The Pentagon says a specially-equipped US ship has completed the neutralization of all the 600 metric tons of the most dangerous of Syria’s chemical weapons components.

The ban applies to all US-registered planes, commercial operators and FAA-licensed pilots. [FAA Website]
07:26 GMT

The United States has announced that Syrian airspace in not safe for American airlines due to the ongoing conflict in the country.

Thousands of Syrians have been displaced since the war began in 2011 (File/AFP)
06:52 GMT

Australia's government has been taking steps to deport refugees fleeing Syrian violence, according to a letter and emails obtained by Britain's Guardian newspaper.

A dishevelled Haruna Yukawa, who has allegedly been kidnapped by ISIS (YouTube).
06:00 GMT

Japan's government is investigating a video posted online depicting a Japanese man apparently kidnapped by ISIS militants.

August 18, 2014

The Assad regime continued air strikes that it began Sunday. (AFP/File)
13:49 GMT

The Syrian air force carried out air strikes against ISIS militants in the province of Raqqa Monday.