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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's meeting with French politicians drew heavy criticism from French President Francois Hollande. (AFP/File)
February 28, 2015 - 06:38 GMT
According to a French lawmaker who met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus, Assad no longer wants to "remain isolated in the face of the terrorist threat,"
Kurdish fighters walk through the northeastern Syrian town of Tel Hamis, which has been controlled by Daesh for over a year. (AFP/File)
February 27, 2015 - 19:26 GMT
Kurdish fighters seized the eastern and southern outskirts Friday of a key Islamic State (ISIS) stronghold in Syria's northeastern Hasakeh province,
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu at press conference, late 2014.  The Foreign Ministry confirmed Friday that Syrian opposition will train on Turkish soil beginning March 1. (AFP/File)
February 27, 2015 - 13:12 GMT
Turkish officials announce the program will begin March 1.
Syrian refugees cross the border into Turkey's Hatay Province.(AFP/File)
February 27, 2015 - 09:54 GMT
UN says 3.8 million Syrian refugees are registered in surrounding countries - 1.6 million of whom are in Turkey.
Lebanese soldiers in Arsal, a town near the Syrian border attacked by Daesh forces in August 2014.  (AFP/File)
February 27, 2015 - 09:23 GMT
After a Lebanese armed forces offensive along Syrian border, Hezbollah officials warn of potential jihadist attack in Lebanese territory.
Assyrian Christian funeral in Syria, late 2013.  (AFP/Anwar Amro)
February 27, 2015 - 08:43 GMT
US-led coalition strikes Daesh in Syria, where the jihadist militant organization abducted 220 Assyrian Christians.
Head of UNESCO Irina Bokova (AFP/Fethi Belaid)
February 27, 2015 - 07:50 GMT
Destruction of cultural heritage is a threat to security in Iraq, says UNESCO
Refugees at the Turkish-Syrian border, which US intelligence officials claim is too porous to Daesh fighters. (AFP/File)
February 27, 2015 - 07:04 GMT
US intelligence chief: combating Daesh is not Turkey's top priority.
Sweden is a country that offers blanket asylum to Syrian refugees. (AFP/File)
February 26, 2015 - 21:30 GMT
A Swedish court on Thursday sentenced a former Syrian rebel to five years in prison for war crimes.
Iraqi women held signs that read,
February 26, 2015 - 16:00 GMT
A younger cohort of women are seeking to either join their fighter husbands or find partners in Daesh, an official said Thursday.
Daesh struck back against a planned mass operation by detaining a mass number of Iraqi tribesmen, Reuters reported Thursday. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
February 26, 2015 - 14:55 GMT
Daesh struck back against a planned mass operation by detaining a mass number of Iraqi tribesmen, Reuters reported Thursday.