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ISIS reportedly orders Iraqi females to undergo genital mutilation
London, July 25 : The Islamist militant group, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), has allegedly asked families in Iraq to have their daughters undergo female genital mutilation or face retribution.
ISIS 'number one threat' to US, warns Pentagon
Washington, July 25 : The spread of militant outfit, ISIS, in Iraq and Syria, is winning the group new recruits from Europe and America. The size and reach of the group has now led the United States to place the threat posed by the organization on par with the ones based in Yemen.
Jordan shoots down drone near Syrian border
Amman, July 25 : Jordanian Armed Forces Friday said they shot down an unmanned aircraft near the Syrian border.
ISIS is 'worse than Al Qaeda': US officials
Washington, July 24 : Top U.S officials have reportedly dubbed the militant group, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Al Qaeda in its doctrine and ambition and one that has grown into a threat that is worse than Al Qaeda.
ISIL issues decree asking Iraqi shopkeepers to veil mannequins in ...
Washington, July 23 : The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a Sunni terror group that has wrecked havoc in Iraq and Syria, has now issued a decree asking Iraqi shopkeepers in Mosul to cover the faces of all mannequins.
Damascus hails new UN envoy to Syria
Damascus, July 23 : The Syrian foreign ministry Wednesday hailed the appointment of Staffan de Mistura who replaced Lakhdar Brahimi as the new UN envoy to Syria.
UN agencies call for actions against polio in Syria
Geneva, July 23 : The World Health Organisation and the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund Tuesday said in a report that actions are needed to protect children against polio in Syria as polio cases resurfaced in the conflict-stricken country.
EU sanctions more Syrian entities
Brussels, July 22 : The European Union (EU) Tuesday expanded sanctions against Syria over the government's "violent repression" of its civilian population.
Most Americans want US to stay out of conflict-torn countries: Poll
Washington, July 22 : Most American citizens oppose America's direct involvement in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine, a new poll revealed.
Assad appoints new Syrian vice president
Damascus, July 19 : Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Saturday appointed Najah Attar as the new vice president, media reported.
U.S. intelligence keen to see ISIL updates on social networking sites
Washington, July 17 : United States intelligence communities had requested the Islamic State of Syria and the Levant (ISIL) in an email to keep up with the updates on Youtube, Twitter and Instagram, said sources.
Syrian President Assad vows to take revenge against West during ...
Washington, July 17 : Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has begun his third term with a vow to recover Syria from Islamist insurgents and to take revenge against the West for equipping the former with weapons and funds.
Four killed in Syria mortar attack
Damascus, July 16 : At least four people were killed and over 20 others wounded Wednesday when rebels fire mortar shells into central Damascus during the inauguration ceremony of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's third term in office.
Syria's Assad vows to keep fighting terrorism
Damascus, July 16 : Bashar al-Assad, sworn in Wednesday for a new seven-year term as Syrian president, pledged anew his administration's commitment to fighting "terrorism" and warned that regional and Western countries that have backed militants in Syria will pay a steep price.
Bashar al-Assad sworn in president of Syria
Damascus, July 16 : Bashar al-Assad was Wednesday sworn-in the president of Syria for a new seven-year term before the members of the People's Assembly.
Bashar al-Assad sworn-in Syrian president
Damascus, July 16 : Bashar al-Assad was sworn-in the president of Syria for the second term Wednesday before the members of the People's Assembly.
Syrian forces kill 23 rebels in border raid
Damascus, July 15 : Syrian government forces Tuesday cracked down on illegal points along borders with Lebanon, killing 23 rebels, media reported.
UNSC allows cross-border humanitarian access to Syria
United Nations, July 14 : The UN Security Council (UNSC) Monday authorised the cross-border delivery of humanitarian assistance to Syrians in urgent need.
Cancel Qatar as 2022 WC venue or we'll bomb it: ISIS to FIFA
London, July 13 : Sunni militant outfit, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), now called Islamic State (IS), has threatened FIFA President Sepp Blatter to withdraw the decision to hold the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar contending that the country will soon be a part of the caliphate.
Syrian troops sweep into key Damascus suburb
Damascus, July 12 : The Syrian army has advanced into a key Damascus suburb, completely surrounding all militants in the area, a military official said Saturday.
UN urges Europe to take in more Syrian refugees
Geneva, July 12 : The UN refugee agency Friday called for European countries to grant asylum to a growing number of Syrian refugees, many of whom are on long and dangerous journeys to seek safety in Europe.
US welcomes choice of new UN special envoy for Syria
Washington, July 11 : US Secretary of State John Kerry has welcomed the appointment of veteran diplomat Staffan de Mistura as the new UN special envoy for Syria.
Morocco mobilising security forces against ISIS threat
Rabat, July 11 : With the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) militant group announcing the formation of an Islamic caliphate covering regions in Iraq and Syria, the Moroccan government has recommended the mobilisation of security services to foil a "serious terrorist threat" targeting ...
De Mistura named as new UN mediator on Syria crisis
United Nations, July 11 : UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has named veteran UN official Staffan de Mistura as the new UN mediator on the Syria crisis to succeed former UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi.
Militant groups kill seven in Syria
Damascus, July 10 : At least seven people, including three women, were killed in separate incidents in central and southern Syria Thursday, media reported.
UN body starts delivering relief items in Syria
Damascus, July 10 : The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has started an airlift operation to deliver emergency core relief items for 50,000 people in northeastern Syria, the organisation said in a statement Thursday.
$10 mn for information on leader of Islamic State: US
Washington, July 10 : The US has offered a bounty of 10 million dollars since 2011 for the information on Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the top leader of the self-proclaimed "Islamic State" spanning parts of Iraq and Syria, the State Department said Wednesday.
Russia to work on UNSC resolution over Syria
Moscow, July 10 : Russia is prepared to continue working on a UN Security Council (UNSC) draft resolution which rules out use of force against Damascus, the foreign ministry said Wednesday.
US sanctions target three firms aiding Syrian government
Washington, July 9 : The United States Wednesday slapped sanctions on three companies for allegedly aiding the Syrian government, including one based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
20 jihadis killed in Syria airstrikes
Damascus, July 9 : As many as 20 fighters from the Islamic State (IS), formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria, were killed Wednesday morning in Syrian airstrikes on the northern city of al-Raqqa, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.