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Aylan Kurdi: Memory of drowned Syrian toddler still haunts Turkish cop

A Turkish police officer who was pictured picking up the lifeless body of three-year-old Syrian refugee Aylan Kurdi -- whose death sparked a global outrage about the plight of refugees in Europe -- said he thought of his own son when he saw the toddler on the beach.

Sep 06, 2015, 19:23 PM IST

Some 2,000 refugees arrive at Austria's border from Hungary: Austrian Police

Around 2,000 refugees have arrived at Austria`s border from Hungary, and the numbers could more than double through the day, Austrian police said on Saturday.

Sep 05, 2015, 09:43 AM IST

Austria welcomes first migrant buses from Hungary

The first bus carrying migrants who have been stranded in the Hungarian capital reached the Austrian border early Saturday, after Vienna and Berlin agreed to take in thousands of refugees desperate to start new lives in Western Europe.

Sep 05, 2015, 09:14 AM IST

Father buries drowned Syrian boy as Europe wrangles over refugees

The father of a three-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed up on a Turkish beach in an image that shocked the world returned to his hometown Kobane on Friday to bury his family, an AFP photographer reported.

Sep 04, 2015, 15:28 PM IST

Turkey govt holds security talks after deadly border bombing

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will chair a cabinet meeting Wednesday on bolstering security along the country`s porous border after a devastating bombing blamed on Islamic State jihadists.

Jul 22, 2015, 10:02 AM IST

ISIS re-enters Syria's Tal Abyad, takes district: Monitor

Islamic State group fighters re-entered Syria's Tal Abyad on Tuesday, seizing a district from the Kurdish forces who captured the border town in a key victory two weeks ago, a monitor said.

Jun 30, 2015, 21:37 PM IST

Islamic State raids kill 40 Syrian regime forces: Monitor

 Islamic State group jihadists have killed at least 40 Syrian government forces in consecutive attacks on three checkpoints in central Syria, a monitor said on Saturday. 

Jun 27, 2015, 19:23 PM IST

Kurds oust Islamic State from Syria's Kobane as civilian toll mounts

Kurdish forces drove Islamic State group fighters from the flashpoint Syrian border town of Kobane on Saturday, after a killing spree by the jihadists left more than 200 civilians dead.

Jun 27, 2015, 15:03 PM IST

IS kills 164 civilians in assault on Syria`s Kobane

The Islamic State group killed 164 civilians in its offensive on the Kurdish town of Kobane, in what a monitor Friday called one of the jihadists` "worst massacres" in Syria.

Jun 27, 2015, 03:49 AM IST

Islamic State guns down 146 people in Syria

 At least 146 civilians were killed and more than 200 others wounded over the last 24 hours by the Islamic State (IS) terrorists in Syria`s predominantly-Kurdish city of Kobane, a monitor group reported on Friday.

Jun 26, 2015, 18:42 PM IST

Hundreds wait on Syria-Turkey border amid Kobane clashes

Hundreds of Syrians from the region of Kobane were on Friday waiting at the fence on the Syria-Turkey border as clashes continued between Kurdish fighters and Islamist jihadists, an AFP photographer reported.

Jun 26, 2015, 16:30 PM IST

ISIS attacks Syria`s Kobane in new offensive after setbacks

The Islamic State group launched a two-pronged offensive in northern Syria on Thursday after several setbacks, re-entering the symbolic battleground town of Kobane and seizing parts of the city of Hasakeh.

Jun 26, 2015, 03:40 AM IST

Turkey rejects claims Islamic State raided Kobane from its soil

Turkey rejected as "black propaganda" claims that Islamic State (IS) militants crossed from Turkey today to carry out a deadly bombing on the Syrian town of Kobane.

Jun 25, 2015, 20:42 PM IST

IS executes 23 Kurds in village near Syria's Kobane: Monitor

Islamic State group fighters executed at least 23 Syrian Kurds, among them women and children, in a village south of the border town of Kobane Thursday, a monitor said.

Jun 25, 2015, 16:37 PM IST

Islamic State executes 20 Kurds in village near Syria`s Kobane

Islamic State group fighters executed at least 20 Syrian Kurds, among them women and children, in a village south of the border town of Kobane on Thursday, a monitor said.

Jun 25, 2015, 16:36 PM IST

Second IS suicide bomber hits Kobane: Monitor

A second Islamic State group suicide bomber hit the Syrian border town of Kobane on Thursday, hours after the jihadists reentered the symbolic Kurdish town, a monitoring group said.

Jun 25, 2015, 15:35 PM IST

Turkey denies IS bombers reentered Kobane from its territory

Turkey on Thursday denied "baseless" claims that Islamic State (IS) militants reentered the Syrian town of Kobane through the Turkish border crossing to detonate a suicide bomb.

Jun 25, 2015, 14:42 PM IST

IS re-enters Syria Kurdish battleground town Kobane

Islamic State group fighters re-entered the Syrian Kurdish battleground town of Kobane on Thursday, detonating a suicide bomb and battling Kurdish forces, a monitoring group said.

Jun 25, 2015, 11:24 AM IST

US citizen killed fighting for Kurds against Islamic State

A US citizen has been killed fighting for Kurdish forces against Islamic State (IS) jihadists in the Kobane region of northern Syria, the Kurdish People`s Protection Units (YPG) said Friday.

Jun 12, 2015, 15:42 PM IST

35 Islamic State jihadists killed in clashes with Syria Kurds: Monitor

At least 35 Islamic State jihadists were killed on Sunday in clashes with Syrian Kurdish fighters around the flashpoint town of Kobane, a monitor said.

Feb 16, 2015, 01:22 AM IST