Syria says all chemical weapons handed over

Syria`s government said Sunday it has turned over all its chemical weapons and adhered to an international treaty, after US accusations that it had carried out several chlorine gas attacks.

Wife of Alan Henning, Briton held by Islamic State, pleads for his release

Alan Henning, a volunteer British aid worker being held by Islamic State (IS) militants, should be released unharmed, his wife said in a statement issued a week after his captors threatened to murder him.

As ISIS closes in on Syrian border town, thousands flee to Turkey
As ISIS closes in on Syrian border town, thousands flee to Turkey

Fearing an onslaught by the Sunni extremist group Islamic State, some 70,000 people from the Syrian border town of Kobani fled to neighbouring Turkey, said the United Nations relief Agency.

IS jihadists close in on Syria Kurdish town: Monitor

Islamic State jihadists were closing in on Syria`s third largest Kurdish town Sunday after their capture of surrounding villages sent tens of thousands of refugees streaming into Turkey, a monitoring group said.

Wife of British ISIS hostage Alan Henning pleads for his release

The wife of a British taxi driver being held hostage by Islamic State jihadists implored his captors to release him, saying Saturday she could not see how his death could assist any cause.

EU HQ among possible Belgium jihadist targets: Reports

European Commission was among possible targets for jihadist fighters returning from Syria, reports said Saturday, as the Belgian authorities cracked down in an effort to thwart extremist attacks.

Qaeda Tunisia offshoot offers backing to IS: SITE

An Al-Qaeda-linked Tunisian group has offered backing to the Islamic State organisation that has overrun chunks of Iraq and Syria, becoming the third jihadist group to do so this week, a US-based monitor says.

Qaeda Tunisia offshoot offers backing to IS: SITE

An Al-Qaeda-linked Tunisian group has offered backing to the Islamic State organisation that has overrun chunks of Iraq and Syria, becoming the third jihadist group to do so this week, a US-based monitor says.

Belgium thwarts jihadist attacks: Report

The Belgian authorities have prevented several attacks by jihadist fighters returning home from Syria and by sympathisers with the Islamic State extremist group, a report said on Saturday.

Concept of jihad being misused by extremists: Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama on Saturday condemned mindless violence in the name of religion, saying the concept of jihad was being misused and misinterpreted by Islamist extremists.

Syrian forces attack rebel-held town

Syrian forces Saturday started a wide-scale offensive on a key rebel-held Syrian city northeast of the capital Damascus.

18 IS jihadists killed fighting Syria Kurds: Monitor

At least 18 jihadists from the Islamic State group were killed in overnight clashes with Kurdish fighters in northern Syria near a strategic border, a monitoring group said on Saturday.

UN Security Council calls for international support against ISIS

The UN Security Council Friday urged the international community to "further strengthen and expand support" for Iraqi government in fighting Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria.

DNA: Narendra Modi's strong message to Al- Zawahiri

Responding to a question Prime minister Narendra Modi said that if anyone thinks Indian Muslims will dance to their tune, they are delusional. Indian Muslims will live for India, they will die for India - they will not want anything bad for India.

The ISIS chain of command and how Baghdadi's men operate!
The ISIS chain of command and how Baghdadi's men operate!

The dreaded terror group, the Islamic State or the ISIS has a strict hierarchical system to manage its operations and activities.

OPCW document: Syria had ricin program

Syrian authorities have declared that they once had a program to produce the deadly toxin ricin, according to an official document of the global chemical weapons watchdog.

Bomb attack kills 2 troops on Syria border: Lebanon army

A bomb attack on a Lebanese military patrol killed two soldiers and wounded three others Friday near the border with war-torn Syria, the army said.

Outgunned: The Syria `moderate` rebels set for US aid

The "moderate" Syrian rebels Washington is set to throw its weight behind are a ragtag collection of outgunned factions weakened by a war on several fronts -- against the regime and jihadists.

Russia fails to remove Syria nuclear probe from IAEA agenda

Western states defeated a Russian proposal on Friday to remove Syria`s alleged past nuclear activities from the agenda of meetings of the UN atomic agency, diplomats said.

Militants threaten ancient sites in Iraq, Syria

For more than 5,000 years, numerous civilisations have left their mark on upper Mesopotamia from Assyrians and Akkadians to Babylonians and Romans. Their ancient, buried cities, palaces and temples packed with monumental art are scattered across what is now northern Iraq and eastern Syria.