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    58 killed in US-led airstrikes in Syria
    Washington/Beirut/Damascus, Sep 23 : At least 58 people were killed Tuesday, including 50 jihadis, as the US-led alliance launched airstrikes on Islamic extremists in Syria as US President Barack Obama called for further coalition efforts to strike Islamic State (IS) militants.

    Three jihadi suspects arrested at Paris airport
    Paris, Sep 23 : French police Tuesday arrested three men at Paris' Orly airport, suspected of joining Syrian insurgents in 2013, media reported.

    58 killed in US-led airstrikes in Syria
    Beirut/Damascus/Amman, Sep 23 : At least 58 people were killed Tuesday, including 50 jihadis, as the US-led alliance launched airstrikes on Islamic extremists in Syria, the director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), Rami Abdul Rahman, told Efe news agency.

    3,000 Syrian refugees arrive in Turkey's Istanbul
    Istanbul, Sep 23 : Around 3,000 Syrian refugees out of the 130,000 who crossed the border into Turkey, fleeing from Islamic State (IS) violence in the Syrian town of Kobani, arrived in Istanbul during the last two days.

    Syrian troops kill 18 rebels
    Damascus, Sep 23 : Syrian troops Tuesday killed 18 rebels from the Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front in the northwestern province of Idlib, media reported.

    IS releases new video of British hostage
    Beirut, Sep 23 : Militants of Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group Tuesday released a second video of one of its hostages in Syria, British journalist John Cantlie, who criticised the air operations carried out by the US and its allies against the group.

    Israel shoots down Syrian fighter jet
    Jerusalem , Sep 23 : The Israel Air Force Tuesday morning shot down a Syrian fighter jet that infiltrated Israeli-controlled airspace over the Golan Heights, a fact confirmed by Damascus.

    Jordan confirms it took part in Syria airstrikes
    Amman, Sep 23 : Jordan announced Tuesday that its warplanes took part in the US-led air operation against the Islamic State (IS) jihadis in northern Syria.

    15 killed in US-led airstrikes in Syria
    Damascus, Sep 23 : At least seven fighters of the Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front and eight civilians were killed Tuesday in the US-led airstrikes against the positions of the extremist groups in the countryside of the northwestern province of Idlib in Syria, according to the oppositional Syrian ...

    Syria confirms downing of its aircraft by Israel
    Damascus, Sep 23 : Syria confirmed Tuesday that the Israeli military shot down one of its aircraft over the tense border between the two countries in the Golan Heights, Syrian state television reported.

    IS fighters raping thousands of women to boost caliphate population
    New York, Sep 23 : Members of the Islamic State militant group are reportedly raping and impregnating thousands of women in Iraq and Syria to populate the caliphate.

    US, Arab partners begin airstrikes against IS in Syria
    London, Sep 23 : The Pentagon said that the US has begun airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria.

    US, allies unleash airstrikes against IS in Syria
    Washington, Sep 23 : The US and allied nations Tuesday launched air attacks against the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist group in Syria, the US Department of Defence announced.

    US informed Syria in advance of strikes against IS
    Damascus, Sep 23 : Washington had informed Syria of airstrikes against positions of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria before these strikes started, the Syrian foreign ministry said in a statement Tuesday.

    US begins air strikes on IS targets in Syria
    Washington, Sep 23 : The US and allies, said to include Arab nations, Tuesday launched the first airstrikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria.

    UN agency steps up aid for 130,000 Syrian refugees
    United Nations, Sep 23 : The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has been stepping up assistance to the Turkish government to aid an estimated 130,000 Syrian Kurds who have crossed into Turkey since last Friday, the United Nations spokesman said Monday.

    Kurdish official denies IS presence near Turkish border
    Beirut, Sep 23 : The militants of the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist group are not quite as near the Turkish border as some reports out of Ankara may claim, the Syrian-Kurdish Democratic Union Party (DUP) said Monday.

    Syrian air strike kills 10 rebels near Lebanon border
    Damascus, Sep 22 : The Syrian air force raided a rebel position near a border crossing between Syria and Lebanon Monday, killing 10 and injuring 15 others, a media report said.

    Kurdish fighters halt IS advance in northern Syria
    Damascus, Sep 22 : Syria's Kurdish militia managed to push back forces of the Islamic State (IS) militant group Monday, preventing them from advancing into a strategic Kurdish city in northern Syria, a representative for the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union said.

    Turkey hampering refugee inflow: Syrian activists
    Beirut, Sep 22 : Turkish authorities are hindering the access of sick and wounded Syrian Kurdish refugees fleeing Syria due to the cruelty and brutality of Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported Monday.

    US won't carry out airstrikes in Syria alone: Samantha Power
    Washington, Sep 22 : US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power has predicted that the United States will not conduct airstrikes against IS militants in Syria alone.

    Number of Syrian refugees fleeing to Turkey post ISIS advance hits ...
    Johannesburg, Sep 22 : As the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) advances across north-eastern Syria, the number of Syrian refugees crossing into Turkey has reached 100,000, Turkey said.

    Eradicating IS war machine not possible without induction of ground ...
    London, Sep 22 : The former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Tony Blair has said that the induction of ground troops is necessary to eradicate Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

    Success of US' ISIS mission hinges on help from Arab nations: Dempsey
    Washington, Sep 22 : A top United States military officer has reportedly said that the success of the U.S.-led campaign to take on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Iraq depends on "getting more help" from Arab nations.

    Washington 'gravely concerned' about use of chemical weapons in ...
    Washington, Sep 22 : The United States has expressed its concern over the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons' (OPCW) report released last week that said chlorine was used "systematically and repeatedly" as a weapon in attacks on villages in northern Syria earlier this year.

    Washington 'gravely concerned' about use of chemical weapons in ...
    Washington, Sep 22 : The United States has expressed its concern over the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons' (OPCW) report released last week that said chlorine was used "systematically and repeatedly" as a weapon in attacks on villages in northern Syria earlier this year.

    IS seizes over 100 Kurdish villages in Syria
    Beirut, Sep 22 : The Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical organisation has seized control over more than 100 Kurdish villages near Kobani city in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, a Kurdish source told Efe news agency Monday.

    Leadership of Free Syrian Army dismissed
    Beirut, Sep 22 : The Syrian National Coalition (SNC), the main opposition political alliance, has dissolved the leadership of its armed wing, the Free Syrian Army (FSA) led by Gen. Abdelila al-Bashir, on the grounds that it does not represent all the opposition forces.

    'Over 130,000 Syrian Kurds flee to Turkey from IS violence'
    Ankara, Sep 22 : More than 130,000 Syrian Kurds have crossed into Turkey since Friday fleeing from the violence of Islamic State (IS) militants who have seized dozens of Kurdish villages in northern Syria, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said Monday.

    42 killed in Syria airstrikes
    Beirut, Sep 22 : At least 42 people, including 16 children and 11 women, have been killed in air raids launched by government forces in the northern Syrian province of Idleb, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said Monday.

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