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Israel strikes Hezbollah convoy in Syria
Five Lebanese Hezbollah fighters, including a senior commander, have reportedly been killed in an Israeli airstrike near the occupied Golan Heights. The organization has promised retaliation, saying that Israel has crossed all lines with this attack.

18.01.2015 21:02

​US troops training Syrian ‘moderates’ could top 1,000 – Pentagon
The Pentagon announced that a mission to train the “moderate” Syrian opposition may involve over 1,000 US troops. The first soldiers may flow into the region in a month, while the trained fighters may return to Syria to “fight ISIS” by the end of 2015.

17.01.2015 01:26

British jihadist woman escapes ISIS to Turkey
A British woman who left the UK with her baby to join ISIS in Syria is believed to have fled to Turkey after going through “a living hell.”

16.01.2015 12:48

‘Death to blasphemers’: Muslims protest new Charlie Hebdo cartoons across the globe
The new, “survivors” issue of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has triggered outrage from Muslim communities all over the world, with worshipers staging protests all week. More are set to take place after traditional Friday prayers.

16.01.2015 08:16

Pentagon to deploy 400-plus troops to train and equip Syrian opposition
The US military has announced it will send about 400 specialists and hundreds more “enabling forces” to train the rebel Syrian opposition as Washington takes its fight against the Assad government and Islamic State to a new level.

16.01.2015 06:59

Schoolboy British jihadist handed to ISIS in prisoner exchange
A grammar school-educated British jihadist youth has spoken about his experience of detention by Turkish security forces and subsequent handover to Islamic State in a prisoner exchange that saw 180 jihadists released.

15.01.2015 12:13

Iraqi govt feels US, allies not doing enough to fight ISIS
​Iraq believes the United States and its allies are not doing enough to help the country beat back Islamic State militants that have taken control of large chunks of territory.

15.01.2015 01:54

Paris attacks brought European countries to account over policies – Assad
Western states’ policies were responsible for the attacks by Paris gunmen last week, Syrian President Bashar Assad told a Czech newspaper, adding that countries should share intelligence concerning terrorism.

14.01.2015 15:42

‘Russia, Syria, Iran, China needed in global fight against ISIS’
It is impossible to fight ISIS by trying to precipitate a war with Russia or carrying out a regime change in Syria, there has to be a global fight which should include the developing world as well, Lawrence Freeman, intelligence analyst, told RT.

14.01.2015 10:01

​Saakashvili says hundreds of Georgians fighting alongside ISIS
Former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili has accused the Georgian government of not doing enough to stop “hundreds” of Georgian nationals who are fighting alongside Islamic State militants.

13.01.2015 16:11

​ISIS releases video of boy brutally executing 2 hostages
An Islamic State affiliated media center has released a video of a young boy shooting point blank at two kneeling men who have purportedly been accused of being “Russian spies” by the militants.

13.01.2015 19:06

‘Leave Muslims alone’: Paris hostage taker’s attempt to justify attacks ‘taped’ by media
An argument between the slain gunman Amedy Coulibaly and hostages at the Paris kosher store was unwittingly recorded by French radio station RTL. The media released what it says was Coulibaly speaking on the West’s “attack on Muslims.”

11.01.2015 04:38