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First RAF jets successfully strike ISIS targets in Iraq
London, Oct 01 : A report has revealed that RAF jets have carried out their first strikes on Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) targets in Iraq attacking a "heavy weapon position" and an armed pick-up truck.
India, U.S. to consult closely on global crisis
Washington DC, Oct. 1 : India and the United States pledged to consult closely on global crisis, especially unfolding events in Syria and Iraq.
Syrian army bombs kill eight in Aleppo
Beirut, Oct 1 : Four children and a woman were among the eight people killed Tuesday when Syrian government aircraft dropped bombs on the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, or SOHR, said.
US-led anti-IS coalition illegitimate: Iran
Damascus, Oct 1 : The US-led anti-Islamic State (IS) coalition is "illegitimate", said a top Iranian official visiting Syria Tuesday.
IS forces closing in on Syrian-Kurdish town
Beirut, Oct 1 : The Islamic State Sunni radical group advanced Tuesday on Kobani, the Syrian-Kurdish town on the Turkish border, and have come within two or three kilometres of the strategic town, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, or SOHR, said.
Majority of Americans opposed to sending US ground troops to fight ...
Washington, Sep 30 : A large majority of Americans are opposed to the idea of sending US troops on the ground to fight the Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, a new poll has revealed.
British forces in Iraq fear chemical weapons attack by ISIS extremists
London, Sep 30 : A report has revealed that British forces in Iraq have been ordered to carry nuclear and biological warfare protection and respirators amid fears that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) may launch horror gas attacks on the forces.
British teenager suspected of heading to Syria to join militants
London, Sep 30 : A 15-year-old girl from Britain's western port city of Bristol has been reported missing and may be attempting to travel to Syria to join militants, police said.
Over 230 killed in Syria since launch of US-led attacks
Beirut, Sep 30 : At least 233 people have died in Syria since the airstrikes launched by the US-led international coalition against Islamic State (IS) positions, the manager of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), Rami Abderrahman, told Spanish news agency Efe Tuesday.
ISIS releases third video featuring British hostage John Cantlie
London, Sep 30 : The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has released a third video featuring British journalist, John Cantlie, in a series of videos released by it with an aim to explain the ISIS philosophy to the world and to condemn the military build-up in the region.
US military won't send additional warplanes for airstrikes on Islamic ...
Washington, Sep 29 : The US military will not be sending any additional warplanes to conduct air strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the Pentagon says.
Al Qaeda's Syria affiliate threatens revenge for US-led air attacks
Washington, Sep 29 : The leader of al-Qaida's Syria Affiliate Nusra Front has threatened that his group will resort to all possible means to defend against US-led airstrikes.
Assad 'has no role' in any political settlement in Syria: Saudi ...
Dubai, Sep 29 : Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al Faisal has reportedly said that in any political settlement in Syria, "President Bashar al-Assad should be out of the picture" as he has no role in it.
Fresh US-led coalition air strikes target 4 ISIS refineries, command ...
London, Sep 29 : The recent air strikes by the United States-led coalition have reportedly targeted four mobile refineries held by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and a command centre in Syria.
Fighting terrorism: Syria accuses US of double standards
United Nations, Sep 29 : Syria's Deputy Prime Minister Walid Al-Moualem Monday accused the US of using a policy of double standards in fighting terrorism at a high-level debate at the UN.
UN chief discusses Syria, Iraq with Turkish foreign minister
United Nations, Sep 29 : UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Monday met Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, and discussed the situation in Iraq and Syria, including international efforts to combat the threat posed by the terrorist Islamic State (IS) group.
Turkey deploys 35 tanks in border town near Syria
Ankara, Sep 29 : Turkey's military Monday deployed 35 tanks in a border town near Syria after mortar shells landed on Turkish territory, injuring three people, media reported.
New Zealand may help US forces against IS, says PM
Wellington, Sep 29 : New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said that he will not rule out sending New Zealand Special Air Service Regiment (NZSAS) personnel to help the US to fight Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Syria.
Obama acknowledges that intelligence underestimated IS
Washington, Sep 29 : US President Barack Obama has in a television interview acknowledged that intelligence agencies underestimated the rise of the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group in Iraq and Syria.
US strikes target IS fighters at Syrian gas facility
Damascus, Sep 29 : The US-led anti-terror coalition targeted a position of the Islamic State (IS) militant group at a key gas production facility in Syria's Deir al-Zour province Sunday night, the oppositional Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Turkey calls for ground action against Islamic State
Istanbul, Sep 29 : Turkish president has urged the international community to escalate attacks against the Islamic State (IS) militant group, warning that the armed group could expand its reach beyond Iraq and Syria.
IS 'fanboys' may stay back in Britain to launch attacks on homesoil: ...
London, Sep 28 : Thousands of Islamic State (IS) sympathizers in the United Kingdom could delay plans to travel to Iraq and Syria to join the terror group and instead choose to stay back and launch attacks on home soil in direct response to the nation's decision to conduct air strikes in the Middle ...
MI6 in secret talks with Assad regime to strike IS in Syria: Report
London, Sep 28 : A report has revealed that British intelligence officers have been talking to the Syrian regime in order to take on the Islamic State (IS) in Syria.
Al Qaeda's Al Nusrat Front calls foreign airstrikes 'war against ...
Johannesburg Sep 28 : Al-Nusrat Front, al-Qaeda's Syrian franchise has said that the foreign airstrikes constituted 'a war against Islam' and threatened to attack the nations that were participating in launching these strikes.
U.S. led airstrikes hit IS target on Syria-Turkey border
London, Sep 28 : The Pentagon has announced that the global coalition airstrikes led by the United States have hit the Islamic state targets near the captured Syrian town of Kobane on the border with Turkey.
1,500 Kurdish fighters join forces against IS in Syria
Damascus, Sep 28 : As many as 1,500 Kurdish fighters joined their fellow Kurds in Syria's Kobani city to fight the Islamic State (IS) radical group, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Sunday.
Nusra Front issues threat against airstrikes
London, Sep 28 : Syrian militant group Nusra Front has denounced the US-led airstrikes as "a war against Islam".
Russia urges cooperation between US-led coalition, Damascus
United Nations, Sep 28 : Russia Saturday said the fight against terrorists in Syria by US-led coalition should be structured in cooperation with the Syrian government.
US official says Qaeda affiliate Khorasan Group represents 'clear ...
London, Sep 27 : A US official has warned that the Khorasan Group in Syria poses a "clear and present danger" to flights headed to Europe and the United States.
Syria forces recapture key city near Damascus
Damascus, Sep 27 : Syrian government forces Saturday took control of the sprawling city of Adra north of the capital Damascus, media reported.