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    UN relief chief urges world to act on Syrians' suffering
    United Nations, Oct 21 : The UN under-secretary- general for humanitarian affairs, Valerie Amos has urged the world to "remember the suffering of the Syrian people and act", UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters here.

    EU strengthens sanctions against Syria
    Brussels, Oct 21 : The European Union (EU) Monday announced it was strengthening sanctions against Syria.

    Lebanon to stop accepting Syrian refugees
    Beirut, Oct 21 : Lebanese government has announced no to accept Syrian refugees anymore, state media reported.

    Seventy dead bodies of IS militants dropped off at hospital: Syrian ...
    Washington, Oct 20 : A report has revealed that at least 70 dead bodies of Islamic State (IS) fighters have been dropped off at a hospital in the Syrian town of Tal Abyad over the past four days, a Syrian opposition group said.

    U.S. military airdrops arms, medical supplies to Kurds battling ...
    New York, Oct 20 : The United States military claimed on Sunday that it has dropped medical supplies, arms and ammunition to Kurdish fighters who are fighting against Islamic State (IS) militants to hold the Syrian border town of Kobani.

    Eight IS militants killed in clashes with Kurds in Kobane
    Beirut, Oct 20 : At least eight militants of the Islamic State (IS) radical organisation were killed Monday in clashes with Kurdish forces in the northern Syrian town of Kobane, Rami Abderrahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), told Efe news agency.

    Turkey to allow Iraqi Kurds to join Kobane fight
    London, Oct 20 : Turkey Monday decided to allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters or the Peshmerga to cross the Syrian border to fight Islamic State (IS) militants in the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobane.

    US airdrop arms, aid to Kurdish fighters in Kobane
    Washington, Oct 20 : US military has airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish fighters in the Syrian city of Kobane to heighten up defence against the Islamic State (IS) militants.

    Turkey's Erdogan rejects arm transfer to Syrian Kurdish party
    Ankara, Oct 19 : Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Sunday rejected the notion of allowing the transfer of arms to the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Syria, saying it is a "terrorist group".

    IS militants execute man, display body on cross for filming Syrian ...
    Johannesburg, Oct 19 : Islamic State militants have executed a man in the Aleppo province of Syria and displayed his body on a cross as they accused him of filming their headquarters, claimed a monitoring group on Saturday.

    U.S. launches 25 new airstrikes against IS in Iraq, Syria
    Johannesburg, Oct 19 : The United States has launched 25 new airstrikes in Iraq and Syria against Islamic State (IS) militants on Friday and Saturday hitting IS jihadists and their oil infrastructure, says the U.S. military.

    Former French hostage still haunted by 'brutal memories' of IS ...
    Melbourne, Oct 17 : French journalist Nicolas Henin, a freed Islamic State hostage and former cellmate of the four beheaded journalist says that he still can't get over the horrors of his captivity in Syria.

    Five civilians killed by US airstrikes in Syria
    Damascus, Oct 18 : At least five civilians were killed Saturday during airstrikes carried out by US forces against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria, Xinhua reported.

    Saddam Hussein's pilots training IS militants to fly captured jets
    London, Oct 18 : Pilots under the former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein are training Islamic State (IS) militants to fly three captured fighter jets, says Rami Abdul Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).

    UN envoy stresses political solution to Syrian crisis
    Beirut, Oct 18 : Visiting UN Special envoy to Syria Staffan De Mistura stressed Friday that the political path to solve the Syrian crisis is the best tool to confront the threat of Islamic State(IS) that is rapidly progressing in the region.

    IS training pilots to fly fighter jets
    London, Oct 17 : Iraqi pilots who have joined Islamic State (IS) are training its members in Syria to fly three captured fighter jets, media reported Friday.

    Car bomb kills eight Islamist rebels in Syria
    Beirut, Oct 17 : At least eight Islamist rebels died when a car bomb exploded near one of their bases in the northern Syrian province of Idleb, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported Friday.

    US holds talks with Syrian Kurdish group
    Washington, Oct 17 : The US has said it held the first direct talks with a main Syrian Kurdish group whose fighters are defending the border from attacks by the Islamic State (IS) terrorists in a Kurd-dominated city in Syria.

    UN says over 200,000 dead in Syria civil war
    Geneva, Oct 17 : More than 200,000 people have died in Syria's civil war since it started in March 2011, said new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein.

    Syria sends aid to 2,000 displaced Kurdish families
    Damascus, Oct 17 : The Syrian government Thursday sent aid convoys to as many as 2,000 Kurdish families displaced by the ongoing grinding war between the Islamic State (IS) and the Kurdish militants in the northern city of Kobane, according to the state-run news agency SANA.

    'US-led air assault against IS to solve America's economic problem'
    New Delhi, Oct 17 : The US-led air assault against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is just to "serve the US' own interest" and "solve America's economic problem", a Syrian official said here Thursday.

    Damascus slams Ankara for 'supporting terrorism' in Syria
    Damascus, Oct 16 : Syria Thursday accused Turkey of aiding terrorists in the country, saying that such support has helped prolong the Syrian conflict, media reported.

    Fighting IS: Turkey boosts security along Syrian border
    Ankara, Oct 16 : Turkey is further boosting security measures along the Turkish-Syrian border in a bid to confront threats from the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Syria by sending military tanks to southeastern Turkey, media reported Thursday.

    Kurds try to advance on western outskirts of Kobane
    Beirut, Oct 16 : Kurdish forces have launched an attack on the western outskirts of the Syrian town of Kobane bordering Turkey, in an attempt to gain ground against militants of the Islamic State (IS), the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported Thursday.

    662 killed in fighting over Syrian Kurdish city
    Beirut, Oct 16 : At least 662 people have died during the month-long offensive by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group on the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Kobane bordering Turkey, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said Thursday.

    IS retreating from Syrian town of Kobane: Kurdish official
    London, Oct 16 : A Kurdish official has reportedly said that the Islamic State (IS) militants are finally retreating from the Syrian town of Kobane following weeks of fighting.

    Over 7,300 Syrians fled Kobane since September: UN
    United Nations, Oct 16 : The arrival of nearly 1,500 refugees from Syria's Kobane Tuesday due to the Islamic State (IS) militants' attacks brought the total number of people to flee the northern Syrian town to Iraq to 7,318 since late September, a UN spokesman said here Wednesday.

    IS retreats from Syrian Kurdish city
    Beirut, Oct 15 : The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group began to pull back Wednesday from the eastern part of he Syrian Kurdish city of Kobane, after Kurdish forces turned back attacks by the jihadis and advanced on their positions, the Syrian Observatory Human Rights (SOHR)reported.

    India, Finland appeal for end of war in Ukraine
    Helsinki, Oct. 15 : Finland President Sauli Niinisto on Wednesday said that in his discussion with President Pranab Mukherjee, both leaders agreed that the war in Ukraine should end completely. "Unfortunately the United Nations hasn't been capable of giving a clear answer to situation in Syria or ...

    IS fights for control of Syrian Kurdish city
    Beirut, Oct 15 : The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group Wednesday fought to gain control over the eastern part of the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobane, on the border with Turkey, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said.

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