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Syria

‘Fight fire with fire’: Recruit video game developers to tackle radicalization, says peer
Makers of online computer games should be employed by the British government to help tackle the threat of radicalization online, a Liberal Democrat peer has suggested.

15.06.2015 13:39

Saudi Arabia executes 100th prisoner in 6 months
Saudi Arabia has beheaded a Syrian drug trafficker, rocketing the number of this year’s executions in the Kingdom to 100. This figure is already more than the 87 sentenced and put to death in the country during the whole of last year.

15.06.2015 13:24

‘Water cannons, warning shots’: Turkish border guards push back Syrian refugees
Turkish security forces have reportedly fired warning shots and used water cannons to push Syrian refugees back from the frontier, as hundreds rushed to a Syrian-Turkish border crossing hoping to escape fierce fighting between Kurds and jihadists.

14.06.2015 04:47

Russian 'ISIS recruit' girl returns to Moscow, to be questioned by police
Russian teenager Varvara Karaulova arrived in Moscow from Turkey, where she was caught allegedly en route to Syria to join the Islamic State. The girl will be questioned by Russian police, who will decide whether to open a criminal case against her.

11.06.2015 19:00

Erdogan blasts West for destabilizing Syria by supporting Kurdish ‘terrorists’
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the West of destabilizing Syria by supporting Kurdish “terrorist groups,” while bombing Arabs and Turkmens.

11.06.2015 13:50

American volunteer against ISIS killed in Syria
US authorities confirmed that an American volunteer in the Kurdish militia was killed in northern Syria. Sources say he died in heavy fighting between the Kurds and Islamic State militants in the village of Suluk, 50 miles east of Kobani.

10.06.2015 21:09

Vying for control over water: Why ISIS' grand ambitions put everyone at risk
Beyond the clamor of war hides a more vicious and insidious conflict - ISIS is vying to control water. Away from the sensational headlines, the terror group is working to throw the global economy out of balance in a game of dominoes we all stand to lose.

10.06.2015 15:12

Defeating IS: ‘US didn’t have strategy before, it doesn’t have one today’
To defeat Islamic State there has to be a concerted effort, the US has to coordinate with those fighting the extremists and not to support those associated with them, Said Arikat, former UN spokesman for Iraq, told RT’s In the Now.

10.06.2015 11:38

More airstrikes & advisers: US claims to have a ‘clear strategy’ against ISIS
Hundreds of additional US troops may be going to Iraq to help train and equip government forces and militias fighting against ISIS, as President Obama came under criticism for saying the US lacked a “complete strategy” for the conflict.

09.06.2015 23:30

Mom of 'jihadi boy' sues France for letting son join ISIS
A desperate mom has taken France’s government to court for not preventing her teenage son from joining Islamic State militants in Syria. She is now demanding at least €110,000 ($120,000) in damages.

09.06.2015 13:54

Kurdish rebels use Facebook to recruit young autistic Briton to fight ISIS
Kurdish rebels used social media to lure an autistic man in his early 20s into fighting against Islamic State (formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Iraq, it has emerged.

09.06.2015 16:22

Teenage girls abducted by ISIS sold for 'as little as a pack of cigarettes' – UN envoy
Teenage girls kidnapped by ISIS in Iraq and Syria are being sold in slave markets “for as little as a pack of cigarettes,” according to the UN envoy on sexual violence.

09.06.2015 13:10