January 7, 2015
Five mass graves containing the remains of some 320 people believed to have been killed by Daesh have been found in the northern part of Iraq.
Unidentified gunmen ambushed the on-duty "police officers" just days after another was beheaded in the same region.
The United Nations has declared that Syrians have surpassed Afghans as the second largest refugee population after Palestinians, fleeing to over 100 nations to escape the foreign-backed war in their country.
The Syrian embassy opened in Kuwait on Tuesday and resumed consular services.
January 6, 2015
A beheaded Daesh leader was found in eastern Syria with a cigarette in his mouth and a note stating, "this is evil, you Sheikh."
US officials voiced concern over Lebanon's new visa requirement rule for Syrians entering the country, calling it "additional challenges for refugees".
Kurdish fighters made further gains in the Syrian border town of Kobani against Daesh militants, according to a British-based monitoring group.
The Syrian National Coalition's newly appointed leader Khaled Khoja ruled out participating in Russian sponsored peace talks.
Syria's leading opposition group elected Khaled Khoja as its new chief on Monday along with the new secretary-general Yahya Maktabi. Who are these leaders and will they bring peace to the table?
January 5, 2015
Iraq's Kurdish Regional Government prepares to send fresh fighters into the embattled Syrian border town of Kobane, where peshmerga troops have been attempting to stave off Daesh militants since last September.
Turkish diplomatic sources said Monday they expected to sign a 'memorandum of understanding' with the U.S. for the launch of a train-and-equip program for Syrian opposition fighters, a program that will include 15,000 fighters and last for three years.
The Syrian National Coalition elected Khaled Khoja as the new head of the group following a meeting in the Turkish city of Istanbul.
Syrian refugees across Lebanon struggled to live in tent settlements as temperatures continue to drop and heavy rainfall persists.
On the surface, Turkey appears to have taken harsh measures against Daesh militants across the border in Syria, but the radical group has done an excessive amount of unrepairable damage to the country and there is no turning back.
January 4, 2015
Daesh also shot dead 15 civilians in public in the Karma district of the city of Fallujah.