Syria

September 25, 2014

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.

September 24, 2014

Purportedly beheaded by IS militants: A man who identified himself as French tourist Herve Gourdel sits between two masked gunmen in this still taken from a video.
20:55 GMT

ISIL-linked terrorists have released a video purportedly showing the decapitation of a French tourist in response to what the group calls France’s action in Iraq, a report says.

President Barack Obama speaks at the 69th United Nations General Assembly at United Nations Headquarters on September 24, 2014 in New York City. [AFP]
17:52 GMT

President Barack Obama has promised at the United Nations that the US-led military camping against the ISIL Takfiri insurgents will destroy their “network of death.”

A Syrian Kurdish woman crosses the border between Syria and Turkey at the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province on September 23, 2014. [AFP]
14:46 GMT

Military aircraft flying from Turkey have launched a series of aerial strikes against the strongholds of Takfiri ISIL militants in northern Syria.

This Syrian singer had someone say he had married again.
14:16 GMT

Now what we do know is that Nada Zeidan may just be a bit cray cray after she made the awkward, and untrue, announcement of her marriage to Syrian singer George Wassouf, whose health is seriously deteriorating, btw.

An F/A-18F Super Hornet attached to the Fighting Black Lions of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 lands aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) after conducting strike missions against Islamic State group targets (Brian Stephens / Navy Media Content Services / AFP).
12:52 GMT

President Barack Obama said that Arab support for the airstrikes “makes it clear to the world this is not America’s fight alone.”

Relatives of kidnapped soldiers block a road in protest (image courtesy The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir).
11:06 GMT

Protesters blocked main roads with burning tires in an effort to pressure the government to negotiate with their relatives' captors.

September 23, 2014

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest confirmed Tuesday that the Syrian government was notified of recent air strikes. (AFP/File)
19:54 GMT

The White House confirmed Tuesday that the Syrian government was notified in advance of air strikes carried out by the U.S.

Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Jordan, and Qatar were involved in the U.S. in the air strikes. (AFP/File)
16:16 GMT

Syria's Ministry of Foreign Affairs claims it had been given advance warning by the U.S. that air strikes would be launched.

The U.S. began air strikes on Islamic State targets inside Syria on Monday. (AFP/File)
14:46 GMT

Syria's main Kurdish political party said Tuesday that it would like to coordinate with U.S. efforts to combat Islamic State militants.

[AFP]
09:21 GMT

The U.S. military said on Tuesday its partners in air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria included Jordan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

IAF shoots down Syrian fighter jet over Israeli-controlled space.
08:55 GMT

Syrian turmoil spills over the border with the intrusion of Syrian warplane into Israeli airspace, IAF strikes down jet with Patriot missile.

Islamic State fighters. [AFP]
06:41 GMT

The United States and its allies have started airstrikes against the ISIL terrorist group in Syria, the Pentagon says.