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ISIS fatwa ordering female genital mutilation fake?

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 09:17

The United Nations said that jihadists in Iraq have ordered all women between the ages of 11 and 46 to undergo female genital mutilation, but experts quickly cast doubt on the claim.

Syrian forces step up attacks on hospitals: UN

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 02:13

Syrian government forces have stepped up attacks on hospitals and clinics, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said Thursday, accusing all sides of blocking aid deliveries as a "tactic of war."

First UN aid convoy enters Syria from Turkey

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 01:15

United Nations: A first convoy of humanitarian aid crossed into Syria from Turkey on Thursday under a new UN-authorized plan to send relief without Damascus` approval.

Russia delivering weapons to Iraq: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 15:42

Russia has begun supplying military helicopters and fighters jets to Iraq, a report said Thursday, as Iraq`s defence minister visited Moscow to press for equipment to thwart a jihadist offensive.

Islamist militant group may be planning attack in Norway: Police

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 14:54

An Islamist militant group with ties to Syria may be planning an attack in Norway, possibly within the coming days, Benedicte Bjoernland, the head of the Police Security Service, PST, said on Thursday.

Damascus hails new UN envoy to Syria

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 17:40

The Syrian foreign ministry Wednesday hailed the appointment of Staffan de Mistura who replaced Lakhdar Brahimi as the new UN envoy to Syria.

Syria air raid kills 6 children from same family: NGO

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 14:23

Six children from the same family were killed in an air strike by government forces on a village in the northern province of Aleppo, a monitoring group said on Wednesday.

Alleged Australian jihadist supporter deported, not charged: Police

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 11:58

An Australian convert to Islam arrested in the Philippines for allegedly urging people to join "jihad" in Iraq and Syria was deported to his homeland Wednesday, but police said he would not be charged.

European Union sanctions more Syrian entities

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 00:21

European Union (EU) Tuesday expanded sanctions against Syria over the government`s "violent repression" of its civilian population.

Syria war causes USD 21.4 billion losses to oil industry

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 21:07

Syria`s oil and gas industries have suffered total losses of USD 21.4 billion since the outbreak of the country`s war three years ago, Oil Minister Suleiman Abbas said Tuesday.

EU expands sanctions on Syria

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 17:10

European Union foreign ministers agreed Tuesday to expand sanctions on Syria over the government`s "violent repression" of its civilian population.

EU expands sanctions on Syria

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 17:10

European Union foreign ministers agreed Tuesday to expand sanctions on Syria over the government`s "violent repression" of its civilian population.