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'Executions, amputations and lashings': ISIS commits war crimes in Syria, UN says
Both the Islamic State militants and the Syrian government have committed crimes against humanity during the civil war in Syria, a report by a special UN panel says.

27.08.2014 14:42

US intelligence: 300 Americans fighting alongside Islamic State
The United States government is tracking as many as 300 Americans supposedly fighting with Islamic State, the jihadist group with a heavy presence in parts of Syria and Iraq, according to senior US officials.

27.08.2014 15:09

UK’s £600 million Syrian aid ‘largest ever’ response to humanitarian crisis
In the UK’s biggest ever response to a humanitarian crisis, the government has committed over £600 million to help those affected by the conflict in Syria – the second highest total after the US.

27.08.2014 10:50

Arrests of would-be British jihadists increase fivefold
The UK’s most senior counter-terrorism officer said “significant progress” is being made in the hunt for James Foley’s killer, while the number of arrests of would-be British jihadists and their supporters has increased fivefold.

27.08.2014 08:33

'Insane if US starts striking Syria without working with the Assad regime'
People around President Obama, his ambassadors, politicians, the State Department, are saying they are unwilling to work with Syria, and obviously prepping the ground for airstrikes, journalist and foreign policy analyst Michael Hughes told RT.

27.08.2014 10:39

ISIS has 100,000 fighters, growing fast - Iraqi govt adviser
The number of Islamic State recruits is much higher than that estimated by foreign observers – around 100,000, says one of Iraq’s foremost security experts with unique access to intelligence. The terrorists are swallowing up other insurgent groups.

27.08.2014 07:08

​‘US has no idea how to deal with Islamic State’
The US and the UK face a dilemma in battling the Islamic State, because it would likely mean siding with Assad in Syria against an enemy they helped create and against wishes of their allies in the region, political analyst Chris Bambery told RT.

27.08.2014 03:30

US has ‘no plans’ to coordinate with Syria airstrikes against Islamic State
The US has already began surveillance flights over Syria, American officials say, as Washington contemplates airstrikes against Islamic State targets and confirms there are no plans to coordinate anti-terror attacks with the Syrian government.

26.08.2014 22:15

American, 33, killed while fighting alongside Islamic State militants in Syria
A 33-year-old American man who grew up in Minnesota and then moved to California was killed over the weekend in Syria while battling alongside the militant grew formerly known as ISIS, NBC News reported on Tuesday.

26.08.2014 19:32

Islamic State demands $6.6mn ransom for female American hostage
Islamic State militants are holding a third American hostage, a 26-year-old humanitarian worker kidnapped last year in Syria. The jihadist group is demanding a ransom of $6.6 million and the release of a Muslim woman from a US prison.

26.08.2014 15:18

'Bad Boys' jihadist cell could be key to identifying UK militant who killed Foley
Five men who left Britain in October last year have been shown on CCTV footage leaving the UK to join the Islamic State under the guise of taking a vacation in Turkey. One of the men could now be the key to identifying James Foley’s murderer.

26.08.2014 11:09

UK jihadists don’t warrant reactionary legal overhaul – former MI6 director
Britain should refrain from a reactionary legislative overhaul sparked by an unproven domestic threat of British militants fighting in Iraq and Syria, warns a former MI6 director of global counter-terrorism.

26.08.2014 09:19

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