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James Foley in last message: 'Granny, please take your medicine...'
Washington, Aug 26 : American journalist James Foley had sent a personal message to his family through a fellow hostage who was freed just days before the reporter was decapitated by Islamic State (IS) jihadis in Syria.
Obama approves drone surveillance over ISIS in Syria
Washington, Aug 26 : United States President Barack Obama has reportedly authorized the use of drones for surveillance in Syria despite President Bashar al-Assad demanding that the U.S. seek permission before launching any air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants ...
Mass execution of Shias by ISIS may amount to war crimes: UN
London, Aug 26 : The United Nations has claimed that the mass execution of Shias by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the city of Mosul may amount to "war crimes and crimes against humanity."
Obama approves air surveillance of IS in Syria
Washington, Aug 26 : US President Barack Obama has authorised surveillance flights over Syria in a move to gain intelligence on the activities of Islamic State (IS) Sunni militant group, BBC reported Tuesday.
U.S. journalist Theo Curtis freed from custody of militants in Syria
London, Aug 25 : American journalist Theo Curtis who was captured two years back in 2012 has been released from the custody of al-Nusra militants in Syria, said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
Syria to cooperate in global fight against terror: Minister
Damascus, Aug 25 : Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said Monday that any international effort to battle terrorism inside Syria must come in coordination with the Syrian government, stressing his country's readiness to cooperate on the regional and international levels to fight terrorism.
US senator pushes for more action against Islamic State
Washington, Aug 25 : US Senator and former presidential candidate John McCain Sunday reiterated calls for the White House to do more to tackle what he says is a threat from the Islamic State (IS), the Sunni militant group wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria.
US confirms release of journalist held in Syria
Washington, Aug 25 : The White House Sunday confirmed the release of an American journalist held captive in Syria for the past two years.
One out of nine British jihadists likely to stage attacks on home ...
London, Aug 24 : A Norwegian academic has reportedly said that upto one in nine Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters born in Britain are likely to indulge in terrorist activities back on British soil.
Homeland security warns of possible attacks by ISIS sympathizers in US
Washington, Aug 24 : Federal authorities have warned law enforcement agencies across the nation about a possible attack in the United States by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) sympathizers in retaliation against U.S. strikes targeting the group in Iraq.
If ISIS comes after America, America will come after it, warns US
London, Aug 24 : In the aftermath of the beheading of American journalist, James Foley, Washington is considering launching attacks targeting individual Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) leaders.
British society responsible for creating 'jihad generation', says ...
London, Aug 24 : A former senior British Muslim army officer has reportedly said that the British society, community and political leaders must share the blame for young men and women joining the ranks of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the two Gulf States.
Syrian troops takes control of airbase under IS attack
Damascus, Aug 24 : Syrian troops took full control of the al-Tabaqa airbase Sunday after intense battles with the Islamic State (IS) militants, state-run media said.
50 rebels killed in Syrian army ambush
Damascus, Aug 24 : At least 50 rebel fighters were killed in an army ambush in Syria's southern province of Daraa, media reported Sunday.
Five rockets fired from Syria hit Israel
Jerusalem, Aug 24 : Five rockets fired from Syria hit the Israel-occupied Golan Heights, the Israeli military said Sunday.
Syrian tribesmen kill 18 IS fighters
Damascus, Aug 24 : Syrian tribesmen killed 18 Islamic State (IS) fighters in the oil-rich province of Deir al-Zour in eastern Syria Saturday, media reports said.
U.S. considering range of military options to tackle Islamic State in ...
Washington, Aug 23 : The U.S. is reportedly considering a range of military options to combat the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.
UN rights chief says more than 191,000 people killed in Syrian ...
London, Aug 23 : The UN human rights chief Navi Pillay said more than 191,000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict up to April.
Britain mulls steps to combat extremism
London, Aug 23 : To discourage extremist elements originating from Britain, Home Secretary Theresa May has plans to bring in new laws that may strip Britons fighting in Syria and Iraq of their citizenship.
Two IS militants arrested in Morocco
Rabat, Aug 23 : Two Islamic State (IS) militants, who were planning to leave for training camps in Syria and Iraq, were arrested in Morocco, the interior ministry said.
Nearly 200,000 killed since start of Syrian crisis: UN
United Nations, Aug 23 : The UN high commissioner for human rights, Navi Pillay, Friday said that more than 191,000 people have been killed in Syria between March 2011 and April 2014, saying that the ongoing fighting there "has dropped off the international radar".
Lebanon cautions against repercussions from Syrian crisis
Beirut, Aug 23 : Lebanon's social affairs minister Rachid Derbas cautioned Friday that the "country is on the verge of drowning" and it cannot bare anymore the repercussions of the Syrian crisis and Syrian displaced.
70 IS militants killed in Syria
Cairo, Aug 22 : At least 70 members of the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist organisation have been killed in two days of clashes with the Syrian Army over al-Tabaqa military airport, the only bastion still in the hands of the government in al-Raqa province in northern Syria, the Syrian ...
Over 190,000 people killed in Syria since 2011
Geneva, Aug 22 : Over 190,000 people were reportedly killed in Syria between March 2011 and April 2014, according to a UN study released Friday.
ISIS vows to 'quench thirst for American blood' in email addressed to ...
New York, August 22 : American journalist James Foley's former employer, The Global Post has reportedly revealed that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants, who had abducted him, sent his family an email before beheading him.
'Apocalyptic' ISIS "beyond anything we've seen," admits Pentagon
London, Aug 22 : Both the Pentagon and the United States military have underscored the need to curb the expansion of the militant group, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) that has wreaked havoc in Iraq and Syria.
ISIS' 'lust for oil' may wreak 'global havoc': Experts
Washington, Aug 22 : Experts have warned that the oil refineries controlled by the militant group, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) may be funding its terror activities in the two states.
IS sent message to scribe's family before killing him
Washington, Aug 22 : Militants of The Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist group sent an email to the family of US journalist James Foley warning of his imminent execution a week before releasing the video of his decapitation in Syria, where he was kidnapped in November 2012.
Syrian army kills 140 IS fighters
Damascus, Aug 22 : At least 140 fighters of the Islamic State (IS) were killed Thursday in an ambush by the Syrian army near an airbase in al-Raqqa province, a media report said.
Execution video prompts US to step up military operation against ISIS ...
Washington, Aug 21 : Barely days after the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) posted a video online showing the beheading of an American journalist, James Foley, the United States government has stepped up jets and drones attacks on the militant group in Iraq and is contemplating sending more ...