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Al Qaeda releases video of US suicide bomber in Syria

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 12:39

Syria`s al Qaeda affiliate has released a video of a US suicide bomber who blew himself up at an army post in the northwest of the country.

War crimes commission takes aim at Islamic State

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 08:08

The head of the independent UN commission on Syrian war crimes said that commanders of the Islamic State extremist group are "good candidates" to be put on a confidential list of alleged perpetrators.

Jihadists kill at least 50 Syria troops in ambush: Monitor

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 04:41

Jihadists from the Islamic State group killed at least 50 Syrian soldiers in an ambush today, summarily executing most of them after their capture, a monitoring group said.

US reports progress in destroying Syria chemicals at sea

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 01:09

An unprecedented effort to destroy Syria`s most dangerous chemical agents aboard a US naval ship in the Mediterranean is making progress, the Pentagon said Friday.

Syrian air strike kills 20 rebels on Lebanese border: Sources

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 00:50

A Syrian Air Force strike on the border with Lebanon killed around 20 Syrian rebel fighters on Friday, security sources said, in the latest spillover of violence into the area.

Islamist militants planning attack in West have left Syria: Norway

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 16:10

A group of militant Islamists planning to carry out attacks in the West is on its way from Syria, possibly heading towards Norway, police said.

Jihadist assault on Syria regime territory kills 74: Monitor

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 16:05

An offensive by the jihadist Islamic State group against Syrian government-held territory has killed at least 74 people in the past 24 hours, a monitoring group said.

Syria becoming home to two competing Islamic states

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 15:58

A new power struggle has emerged within the Syrian rebellion after al Qaeda announced it aims to create an Islamic "emirate" to compete with rival jihadist group, the Islamic State.

Jordan downs drone near Syria border: Security official

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 13:33

Jordan shot down a drone on Friday as it flew over the northeastern region of Mafraq, near the border with Syria, a security official said.

Rise of Islamic State tests Syrian Army strategy

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 12:22

The growing power of the ultra-hardline Islamic State means the Syrian Army is now having to confront a group it has until now been reluctant to attack for political reasons.

ISIS jihadists did not order female genital mutilation in Iraq?

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

Jihadists in Iraq have not ordered women between the ages of 11 and 46 to undergo female genital mutilation as claimed by a senior UN humanitarian official.

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."