Syria

September 27, 2014

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.

September 25, 2014

Syrian refugees in Arsal have been at the forefront of clashes between Lebanon's army and militants since last month (File/AFP)
14:31 GMT

Syrian refugees in Arsal reportedly raised the black flag of the extremist group the Islamic State in protest over the Lebanese army's crackdown on a nearby camp.

Lebanese army. [AFP]
12:27 GMT

Lebanon's army has detained about 450 suspected Islamist militants near its border with Syria, Lebanese security sources said on Thursday, as it steps up efforts to prevent them from using the frontier town of Arsal as a base.

Thousands of Syrian Kurds fled the city of Kobani since last week after Islamic State violence (File/AFP)
10:48 GMT

Kurds who fled the Syrian city of Kobani returned from Turkey to fight IS militants following the growing threat of the extremist group.

United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron speaks at the 69th United Nations General Assembly on September 24, 2014 in New York City. [AFP]
07:14 GMT

Security Council passes legally binding resolution to tackle surge of foreign terrorist fighters.

United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron speaks at the 69th United Nations General Assembly on September 24, 2014 in New York City. [AFP]
06:49 GMT

David Cameron's speech to the UN General Assembly: British PM warns world leaders of Isis's 'murderous plans to expand its borders' and pledges to take action

Bashar al-Assad and Barack Obama. [AFP]
04:00 GMT

America’s attacks on Isis may help Bashar al-Assad keep his regime alive

French President Francois Hollande. [AFP]
04:00 GMT

French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday confirmed the death of Frenchman Herve Gourdel, who was held hostage by Algerian militants linked to Islamic State.