October 15, 2014
Warplanes continue to bomb IS targets in Kobani as fighting continues across Syria.
October 14, 2014
The Islamic State released footage of a Lebanese soldier allegedly defecting to join the militant group. Security forces carried out raids in the soldier's town of Dweir Adawiyeh after the video was released.
Grand Mufti of Lebanon Sheikh Abdul-Latif Derian condemned Muslim extremists and said "our Islam is not terrorist," during a conference Tuesday.
The sister of kidnapped British hostage John Cantlie has made a heartfelt plea to Islamic State militants to "restart dialogue" with her family in order to secure his release.
Turkey's attacks on the PKK are the first since a peace process began last year.
IS militants are now reportedly in the center of Syria's Kobani, a strategically important border town.
Fighting continues in Syria's Kobani after a lull on Sunday.
October 13, 2014
Photographs have emerged of IS militants allegedly using chemical weapons against Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town of Kobani, where fighting rages on.
The European Union issued $4.9 million in aid for over 180,000 displaced Syrians who have fled to Turkey after IS violence escalated in Kobani.
Turkey will let a U.S.-led coalition use its bases to battle IS militants in Syria and Iraq.
October 12, 2014
Kurdish forces have stopped the advance of IS fighters in Syria's Kobani Sunday.
Turkey closed the border with Syria on Sunday leaving thousands of people who had fled Kobani stranded in a minefield in no-man’s-land on the border.
Kurdish forces defending the Syrian border town of Kobani requested heightened airstrikes from the U.S.-led coalition. Despite strong defense, Kurdish fighters warn failed weapon requests and inaction from the Turkish government could mean the fall of Kobani to IS control.
Thousands of Kurds in Britain and across Europe protest against the ISIS attack on Kobane as Turkey stubbornly refuses to help the besieged town.
October 11, 2014
Outgunned by the more heavily armed IS attackers, Kurdish defenders were facing IS advances from two directions.