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ISIS beheads four young ‘spies’ in Syria’s Raqa

ISIS has beheaded four teenagers and young men in its Syria stronghold of Raqa for allegedly providing intelligence to the US-led coalition, a monitoring group said on Sunday.

02 May 2016 6:25 AM

Airstrikes, shelling kill at least 60 in Aleppo

People walk amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported airstrike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of al-Kalasa, in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. (Photo: AFP)

29 Apr 2016 2:15 AM

ISIS captures Syrian pilot after plane ‘shot down’

ISIS on Friday captured a Syrian pilot alive after shooting down his plane east of Damascus, the ISIS-affiliated Amaq news agency said.

24 Apr 2016 5:49 AM

UN: Conditions in Damascus are desperate

22 civilians dead in Aleppo attacks

18 Apr 2016 6:18 AM

Syria Opposition rejects UN proposal for Bashar al-Assad to stay

Syria’s Opposition has rejected a proposal from the UN envoy that would have kept Bashar al-Assad as President during a political transition, with three deputies of his opponents’ choosing.

17 Apr 2016 7:19 AM

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ISIS advances near Turkish border, Aleppo

ISIS se-ized a hilly area southeast of the Syrian city of Aleppo, it and monitors said on Friday, aft-er making advances near the border with Turkey that the UN said forced inhabitants to flee.

16 Apr 2016 6:25 AM

Iran President under scrutiny over juvenile executions

The case presented by the Iranian judiciary was simple: In the southern province of Fars, Fatemeh Salbehi suffocated her husband after drugging him, a capital crime in the Islamic Republic.

14 Apr 2016 6:29 AM

Army pressures ISIS in central Syria

Regime troops were locked in heavy fighting on Tuesday with ISIS in central Syria, where they dealt the jihadists a major blow by seizing the ancient city of Palmyra.

30 Mar 2016 7:16 AM

Syrian soldiers retake Palmyra from ISIS

Syrian soldiers recaptured the old citadel of Palmyra overlooking the city's ancient ruins on Friday, state media and a monitoring group said, in an offensive which could open up much of eastern Syria

26 Mar 2016 5:44 AM

Islamic State group tells 15,000 civilians to leave

The Islamic State group called on the 15,000 or so civilians still living in Palmyra to leave the famed ancient city on Thursday as Syrian pro-government forces closed in, a monitoring group said.

25 Mar 2016 3:18 AM

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Brussels attacks: Autonomous ISIS cells a ‘nightmare’

Jihadist cells like the one that carried out the Br-ussels attacks are supported by the ISIS group’s leadership in the Middle East, but are choosing themselves where and when to strike, experts say.

24 Mar 2016 6:01 AM

Syrian government refuses to discuss Assad’s future

The fate of President Bas-har al-Assad will play no part in talks to end the Syrian war, the head of the government’s delegation said, leading the UN peace envoy to warn that lack of progress on the i

23 Mar 2016 12:30 AM

Airstrikes ‘kill 39 civilians’ in ISIS bastion in Syria

A wave of airstrikes killed at least 39 civilians on Saturday in Raqa, the main stronghold of ISIS in Syria, a monitoring group said.

20 Mar 2016 3:39 AM

Captive British journalist appears in new IS video

It is first video featuring John Cantlie to be released by IS since Feb 2015, when he appeared in what he said was Syria's Aleppo province.

19 Mar 2016 2:35 PM

Kurds to declare federal system in north Syria

Kurdish-led parties meeting in northern Syria on Wednesday are expected to declare a new federal system in areas under their control, two Kurdish officials said.

17 Mar 2016 6:05 AM

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Al Qaeda forms alliance to ‘liberate Damascus’

Al Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front on Tuesday said it and two other jihadist groups had formed the so-called Army of Fustat with the aim of “liberating Damascus from invaders and usurpers”, th

16 Mar 2016 6:56 AM

Al Qaeda forms alliance to ‘liberate Damascus’

Al Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front on Tuesday said it and two other jihadist groups had formed the so-called Army of Fustat with the aim of “liberating Damascus from invaders and usurpers”, th

16 Mar 2016 6:52 AM

Al Qaeda forms alliance to ‘liberate Damascus’

Al Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front on Tuesday said it and two other jihadist groups had formed the so-called Army of Fustat with the aim of “liberating Damascus from invaders and usurpers”, th

16 Mar 2016 6:34 AM

Despite rejecting it, Qaeda in Syria respects truce

Although Al Qaeda’s wing in Syria has rejected an international effort to halt nearly five years of conflict, its fighters have laid low, careful not to jeopardise the fragile agreement that has slowe

07 Mar 2016 12:59 AM

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad vows to ‘do our part’ so shaky Syria ceasefire holds

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad pledged on Tuesday to do his part to guarantee the success of a shaky ceasefire that was largely holding into its fourth day.

02 Mar 2016 7:14 AM

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