Syria

October 26, 2014

Firefighters extinguish flames from a building during clashes between IS militants and the Lebanese army in Tripoli, October 25, 2014 (File/AFP)
06:11 GMT

At least 14 people were killed during clashes between IS-inspired militants and Lebanese troops Saturday, according to security sources.

October 25, 2014

Kobani and its surroundings have been under attack since mid-September, with the IS militants capturing dozens of nearby Kurdish villages. (File/AFP)
08:02 GMT

Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region has decided to send reinforcement troops to the Syrian city of Kobani next week to aid Kurds fighting against the IS militants.

October 24, 2014

Serena Shim, was killed in Turkey but worked for Press TV and was an American citizen of Lebanese origin (Courtesy of Twitter).
12:11 GMT

Speculation is increasing over the death of an American-Lebanese journalist who claimed she was threatened by Turkish intelligence services days before being killed in a car crash in Turkey.

Smoke and flames rise from Kobani, as former U.S. soldier and face of the YPG Kurdish military force in Syria, Jordan Matson, alleges IS used checimal weapons in the town (Bulent Kilic/ AFP).
12:00 GMT

A former American soldier who has become the face of the YPG Kurdish military force in Syria, said civilians had been burned in an Islamic State attack, with injuries consistent with chemical weapons.

Turkey’s president will allow 200 Peshmerga fighters from Iraq to travel to Kobani via Turkish territory (AFP/ File Archive).
11:00 GMT

Turkey’s president says a deal has been agreed to send 200 Peshmerga fighters from Iraq to Kobani via Turkish territory.

October 23, 2014

Life in the “School of Jihad”, where children under the age of 10 are encouraged to fire AK47 rifles and acclimatised to the horrors of war. (File/AFP)
18:36 GMT

IS footage about the disturbing education of boys within their territories recently surfaced.

Onlookers in Turkey watch smoke rise from the distance in the Syrian border town of Kobani, October 22, 2014 (AFP/File)
11:39 GMT

Clashes continued between Islamic State militants and Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town of Kobani Thursday, bringing the total death toll up to 533 people since the US-led coalition launched air strikes in the region.

Lebanese officials had announced a sharp cap on Syrian refugee intakes this week (AFP/File)
11:08 GMT

The UNHCR representative for Lebanon insisted the country's borders are still open to Syrian refugees days after officials announced a cap on those fleeing the Assad conflict.

The ISIL terrorists have been committing heinous crimes in the captured areas, including mass executions and beheading of people. [AFP]
07:34 GMT

Kurdish fighters defending the Syrian city of Kobani against the ISIL say the militants have used chemical weapons.

October 22, 2014

Over 500 British nationals have joined IS in Iraq and Syria, according to the UK's top police chief, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe (File/AFP)
12:47 GMT

The UK's Metropolitan Police Service released shocking figures, which state five British citizens are leaving to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria every week.

Kobani continues to remain under siege by IS militants despite resistance from Kurdish fighters (File/AFP)
10:54 GMT

A Pentagon official Tuesday said the situation in the Syrian border town of Kobani remained "tenuous" despite US air strikes against IS.

Syria has struggled with an ongoing civil war since 2011. (AFP/File)
07:50 GMT

The Syrian air force carried out over 200 air strikes around the country in the past 36 hours.

The Islamic State is  made up of foreign fighters from dozens of countires (File/AFP)
06:37 GMT

Three US teenagers hoping to join the Islamic State were caught by FBI agents in Germany and sent back home to Denver where they were reunited with their families.

October 21, 2014

At least 1.13 million Syrian refugees are registered with the UN in Lebanon (File/AFP)
12:55 GMT

Lebanon's Social Affair Minister said no more Syrian refugees would be allowed in the country following the mass influx of people fleeing the neighboring conflict.

Mayada and Raed are working on a secret project together! (Image: Albawaba edit)
12:49 GMT

While rumors about Mayada al Hinnawi selling her music copyrights are on wild fire, she's busy making music with Joe Raed!