Syria

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.

Syrian protesters took to the streets of Arsal on Friday to voice anger against Lebanon's army crackdown (Image: The Daily Star)
15:07 GMT

Syrian refugees in the Lebanese border town of Arsal protested against the army following an ongoing crackdown on Islamist militants.

President Obama met with Egypt's leader, Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi to discuss a range of issues, September 25, 2014 (File/AFP)
13:27 GMT

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met Barack Obama at the UN headquarters Thursday to discuss the Libya crisis and rising IS threat in the region.

Over half of Brits (57 per cent) said they supported bombing Islamic State extremists (File/AFP)
10:21 GMT

The majority of the British public back air strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria according to a YouGov poll.

Tourists study a map near an entrance to the Metro in Paris on Sept. 19. (AFP/Joel Saget)
10:00 GMT

U.S. officials said they had no information to support Prime Minister Abadi's claims, Reuters reported.

Stills provided by the U.S. military show the before and after scenario of Islamic State targets in Syria (Image: U.S. Department of Defense)
08:32 GMT

The U.S. military has released footage of air strikes carried out against Islamic State positions in Syria, where the extremist group had control of several oil refineries.