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Syria rebels say IS caliphate `null and void`

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 05:04

Syrian rebels, including the main Islamist factions, said Monday the creation of a caliphate by the Islamic State (IS) was "null and void".

Rebels hit back at ISIL in Syria border town: Monitor

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 16:46

Syrian rebels and al-Qaeda launched a counter-offensive Saturday to expel the Islamist State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) from Albu Kamal town on the Iraq border, a monitor said.

UAE jails 6 Arabs for forming `Qaeda` cell

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 20:30

A UAE top court today jailed six Arabs for seven years after convicting them of forming an "Al-Qaeda" cell and raising funds for Al-Nusra Front, the jihadist network`s Syrian affiliate.

Gunmen overrun Iraq-Syria border crossing: Iraqi officers

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 18:32

Gunmen took control Tuesday of Al-Qaim, the Iraqi side of a border crossing with Syria, after security forces withdrew, police and army officers said.

al Qaeda leader orders Syria affiliate to stop fighting rivals

Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 18:17

Al-Qaeda`s leader ordered the group`s Syrian affiliate, the Al-Nusra Front, to end fighting with its jihadist rivals, in an audiotape posted online today.

Rival group accuses al Qaeda of betraying jihadist cause

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 15:14

A powerful rival organisation has accused al-Qaeda leaders of betraying the jihadist cause, in the latest widening of divisions rooted in Syria`s civil war.

Morocco dismantles Syria-related terrorist cell

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 07:30

Moroccan police announced Saturday that it has recently dismantled a terrorist cell that recruits Moroccan combatants for Syria, local media reported.

More than 150,000 killed in Syria conflict: NGO

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 20:22

More than 150,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict began in March 2011, a monitoring group said in a new toll released on Tuesday.

More than 50 Syria rebels, jihadists killed: NGO

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 00:18

More than 50 rebels and jihadists were killed in fighting in northeast Syria`s Hasakeh province as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) overran a town bordering Iraq, an NGO said on Sunday.

Al-Nusra Front in Lebanon claims suicide attack

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 06:13

Jihadists claimed a deadly suicide attack against an army checkpoint in the Lebanese town of Hermel that they indicated was in retaliation for Hezbollah`s involvement in Syria`s war.

UN voices concern as Lebanon car bombing kills four

Last Updated: Sunday, February 02, 2014, 08:12

The United Nations urged Lebanon`s feuding factions to refrain from getting involved in Syria`s crisis after a suicide car bomb left at least four people dead near the border.

Jihadists retake Syria`s Raqa from rival rebels: NGO

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 22:56

The jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has retaken the Syrian city of Raqa, a monitoring group said on Tuesday.