Syria

September 29, 2014

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.

September 27, 2014

A boy holds a baby as Syrian Kurds, fleeing an onslaught by the Islamic State group, cross the border between Syria and Turkey at the southeastern town of Suruc on Sept. 27, 2014. (AFP /Bulent Kilic)
17:48 GMT

Air strikes continued against IS targets, Reuters reported.

Syrians inspect damage following a reported US-led air strike against the headquarters of al-Nusra Front west of Aleppo on Sept. 25. (AFP /Sami Ali)
09:18 GMT

The New York Times reported that U.S. officials are considering a Turkish request for a no-fly zone over parts of Syria.

People walk past the remains of burnt tents at a Syrian refugee camp in Arsal on Sept. 25, a few hours after a raid by the Lebanese army. (AFP)
07:15 GMT

Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt called on the government to stop dithering on the hostage crisis and endorse a swap deal with ISIS and Nusra Front militants.

Prime Minister David Cameron said IS fighters are “psychopathic terrorists who want to kill us”, September 26, 2014 (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

British politicians have overwhelmingly voted to launch air strikes alongside the U.S. and France against the Islamic State in Iraq.

September 26, 2014

A large number of Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria are foreign nationals (File/AFP)
17:29 GMT

Nine Japanese citizens have reportedly joined the Islamic State according to an Israeli official, although the information has not yet been verified.

Syrian refugees arrive at the port of Limassol after being rescued close to Cyprus' coast, September 25, 2014 (File/AFP)
16:39 GMT

A cruise ship off the coast of Cyprus rescued around 300 Syrian refugees from a fishing boat. The refugees had reportedly spent days at sea before being found on the faulty boat.