Syria

October 10, 2014

Smoke rises from the Kurdish town of Kobani, close to the Syrian border with Turkey, October 9th, 2014 (File/AFP)
11:42 GMT

The U.S.-led coalition targeted Islamic State positions near Kobani overnight while the militant group still controls a third of the Kurdish town.

Ahmet Davutoglu said Turkey opposed IS along with Bashar al-Assad, but would not put "boots on the ground" (File/AFP)
11:16 GMT

Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu rejected calls from the country's main opposition group to "put boots on the ground" in Kobani.

Nineteen people have been killed during the ongoing protests. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Security forces in Turkey continue to clash with protesters who are voicing their anger over the Turkish government's inaction in Kobani.

October 9, 2014

The Turkish government has stated repeatedly that it will not carry out a ground operation alone. (AFP/File)
18:32 GMT

Amid fresh US-led airstrikes, Kurdish forces look to be holding out in the strategic Syrian town for now.

Despite multiple airstrikes from the anti-IS coalition, Islamic State militants now reportedly control more than a third of Kobani.. (AFP/File)
13:46 GMT

Fighters from the Islamic State now reportedly control more than a third of the Syrian border town of Kobani, while Washington presses for Turkish military action to aid air strikes,

Lebanese soldiers reportedly returned fire and are now trying to identify the shooters. (AFP/File)
12:58 GMT

A Lebanese Army post in the northeastern border town of Arsal came under fire from a Syrian refugee camp Thursday.

UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said Britain's role in Iraq and Syria would continue to be supportive (File/AFP)
12:32 GMT

The British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said the UK will become more involved in the fight against IS, but ground troops won't be deployed to Iraq and Syria.

Over three million Syrians have fled their country's civil war. (AFP/File)
12:18 GMT

The Jordanian government insists its border remains open, but humanitarian agencies say it is now closed to Syrian refugees.

The buffer zone along the border has been supported by France, but the U.S. has yet to agree. (AFP/File)
09:28 GMT

U.S. officials say Turkey's request for a no-fly buffer zone to protect the recent onslaught of refugees is still on the table, but the priority should be for Turkey to join the military coalition against the Islamic State.

President Barack Obama says the “barbaric” ISIL terrorist organization poses a threat to the world and fighting against the group will be a “difficult mission.” [AFP]
08:43 GMT

US President Barack Obama says the “barbaric” ISIL terrorist organization poses a threat to the world and fighting against the group will be a “difficult mission.”

As the fighting continues, the lack of assistance for those living in Kobani sparked more violent demonstrations across Turkey. [Getty Images]
08:04 GMT

Isis in Kobani: Still no sign of Turkey reacting to threat on its border as John Kerry says preventing the fall of the town is 'not a strategic objective'

October 8, 2014

Smoke rises from the town of Ain al-Arab, also known as Kobani by the Kurds, October 7, 2014 (File/AFP)
14:39 GMT

U.S. forces carried out air strikes against Islamic State positions in Kobani, causing the militant group to pull out of the town.

Beautiful rally driver Nada has been married to George for three months now, according to her. (Image: Dohastadiumplusqatar.com)
14:30 GMT

No more Curious George as Wassouf's lawyer confirms he's tied the knot to Qatari rally driver Nada Zeidan.

Iran's Foreign Ministry says Tehran is ready to take practical measures in dealing with the ongoing chaotic situation in the northern Syrian city of Kobani. [AFP]
13:19 GMT

Iran's Foreign Ministry says Tehran is ready to take practical measures in dealing with the ongoing chaotic situation in the northern Syrian city of Kobani if it receives an official request from Damascus.

Amid Peshmerga pleas for international aid, IS militants first entered Kobani Monday night. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT

Militants have reportedly withdrawn from some areas in the Syrian border town of Kobani amid U.S.-led air attacks.