Syria

September 30, 2014

Moallem expressed concern that the current climate could create a situation where the international community will not exit Syria for decades. (AFP/File)
06:51 GMT

In his UN address, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said Syria stands with the international effort to fight the Islamic State militants.

September 29, 2014

Islamic State militants began their assault on Kobani more than a week ago. (AFP/File)
15:20 GMT

The Turkish military has sent tanks and armored vehicles to the Turkish-Syrian border in response to shelling from Islamic State militants.

Israel officially banned the Islamic State and anyone associating with it at the beginning of September.
15:00 GMT

Police say the teacher admitted bringing the materials back to Israel from Jordan.

Sulafa Mimar was a hit in her "Lipstick" role last year in Ramadan. (image: Facebook)
10:04 GMT

Rumor has it that Syrian starlet Sulafa Mimar has snatched the leading role in the drama "Nazik Khanom".

RAF Tornado GR4's fly on a mission to Iraq on Sept. 27. (AFP/Ministry of Defence)
09:57 GMT

IS fighters are reportedly just one mile away from Baghdad as reports emerge of al-Qaeda militants bolstering their ranks in Syria.

Lebanese troops deploy across the border town of Arsal, August 28, 2014 (File/AFP)
09:56 GMT

Lebanon's army clashed with militants on the outskirts of Arsal, allegedly leaving many soldiers dead or injured in the early hours of Monday morning.

Jordan recently joined the likes of France, the U.S. and UK in air striking Islamic State positions in Syria (Image: U.S. Air Force)
09:31 GMT

Jordan's government on Sunday said the security situation in the country was stable amid rumours of jihadi support growing in the towns of Zarqa and Maan.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country needed to take a leading role against IS militants (File/AFP)
08:32 GMT

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country should take a frontline role against Islamic State militants in Syria.

Members of Islamic State in the Syrian city of Raqqa, the group's nerve centre. [AFP]
07:59 GMT

It’s perfectly reasonable to negotiate with villains like Isis, so why don’t we do it and save some lives? Nobody criticises the Israeli government when it swaps prisoners with Hezbollah

The leader of Nusra Front urged American and European citizens to denounce Washington's actions. (AFP/File)
07:20 GMT

The al-Qaeda linked Nusra Front is threatening reprisals for U.S. air strikes in Syria.

U.S. air strikes are targeting IS militants inside Syria. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

The U.S. carried out air strikes in northern Syria, close to the border with Turkey.

September 28, 2014

Multiple Lebanese soldiers were kidnapped during clashes on the border with Syria. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT

A Lebanese MP announced that the Free Syrian Army has saved multiple Lebanese soldiers from their jihadist kidnappers.

An F-15E Strike Eagle waits to take off before strike operations in Syria on Sept. 23. (AFP PHOTO / US Air Force)
14:15 GMT

An al-Qaeda member expressed condolences for the death of senior operative Mohsin al-Fadhli.

Turkish and Syrian Kurds shout slogans after destroying the border fence into Kobani in neighboring Syria during a demonstration near the Mursitpinar border crossing, in Sanliurfa province, on September 26, 2014. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
12:37 GMT

Protesters in Cizre, near the Turkish border with Syria, threw petrol bombs and firecrackers at security forces.

Missiles are on display during an exhibition on the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war, as part of the "Sacred Defense Week" commemorating the 8-year war on Sept. 28 at a park in northern Tehran. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
11:33 GMT

An Iranian general says his forces may attack deep into Iraq if militants approach the country's western border.