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Syria

​‘Crucify them!’ Muslim leaders condemn ISIS execution of Jordanian pilot
Secular and religious leaders in the Middle East expressed rare unity in roundly condemning the execution of captured Jordanian pilot Moath al-Kasasbeh, who was apparently burned alive in a cage by the Islamic State.

04.02.2015 19:02

​UK offers just 90 places for Syrian refugees! Abject failure says Amnesty
As Syrians continue to face the horrors of war and displacement, the UK government has failed in welcoming its “fair share” of Syrian refugees in urgent humanitarian need, a damning report warns.

04.02.2015 12:13

Scoundrels & gangsters at UN: Silencing the Syrian narrative
“Welcome to the United Nations. It's your world,” reads the UN logo. Apparently, however, there are limitations as to just how “welcome” some of its representatives are.

04.02.2015 11:43

Obama's goal to destroy ISIS 'unrealistic, unattainable' – Robert Gates
Criticizing the Obama administration’s handling of the fight against Islamic State, former US Defense Secretary Robert Gates has argued that small teams of special forces will be needed on the ground in Iraq and Syria to assist with airstrikes.

02.02.2015 12:53

Christian preacher may have contact with ‘Jihadi John’ ISIS accomplice
A Christian preacher in East London may have information about an Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) militant thought to be a comrade of the notorious YouTube executioner ‘Jihadi John’.

02.02.2015 10:01

​Kurds retake Kobani as ISIS admits retreat
Islamic State fighters have admitted that Kurdish forces managed to retake Kobani after the intensified US-led air campaign forced the jihadists to abandon position in the strategic city near the Syrian-Turkish border.

31.01.2015 20:54

CIA tested 25 bombs before helping Mossad kill top Hezbollah figure – report
The US helped Mossad assassinate a top Hezbollah figure in Syria in 2008 by lending bomb expertise and surveillance on the ground, Washington Post reported. The joint operation marked CIA’s post-9/11 drift toward modern-day drone killings.

31.01.2015 08:56

Woman flees Italy with 6yo son to join ISIS
A mother of three has left her family in northern Italy to join Islamic State (IS) in Syria, taking her six-year-old son with her, Italian media report.

30.01.2015 14:36

134-day Islamic State siege of Kobani lifted
The apparently unstoppable progress of the IS terrorist group now seems to have come to an end on the Syrian-Turkish border. Kurdish fighters, opposition forces and coalition air strikes have thwarted the Caliph's designs on the town of Kobani.

30.01.2015 12:37

US 'routinely' violates judicial rights, fails to punish torture - HRW
US state and local officials should reconsider racial discrimination and police abuse, which triggered public outrage and demonstrations internationally, Human Rights Watch said in its World Report 2015, which monitors the situation in over 90 nations.

29.01.2015 12:47

‘Hostage crisis – Jordan’s blowback from Syrian conflict’
Amman has allowed Saudi Arabia and the West to use Jordan as a training ground for military activities related to Syria, so it is natural that it is currently facing blowback, political analyst Sharmine Narwani told RT.

29.01.2015 09:47

Foreign intervention ‘100 times more likely’ in oil-rich states – study
Cutting-edge research from British universities has confirmed a belief long held by conspiracy theorists, realists and hawkish neoconservatives alike: oil drives foreign intervention and war.

28.01.2015 11:51