Syria

  • Russian suspicions of US motives in Syria make cooperation unlikely 2 days ago

    New York: The United States and Russia see Islamic State as a common enemy but are failing to overcome deep mutual distrust and agree on how to tackle the threat together, making any role for Moscow in the US-led campaign unlikely, say US officials. Differences between the former Cold War foes...
  • US-led coalition launches new airstrikes in Syria 4 days ago

    Beirut: Activists say the American-led coalition attacking a jihadi group in Syrian has launched airstrikes on its positions including wheat silos in the country's east. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the strikes targeted compounds for the Islamic State group in the central province of Homs and the northern...
  • Islamic State tightens siege of Syria town, more Europeans join alliance 4 days ago

    Karaca/Baghdad: Islamic State fighters tightened their siege of a town on Syria's border with Turkey on Friday despite US-led air strikes aimed at defeating the militants in both Syria and Iraq, in a coalition which has now drawn widespread European support. Britain, Washington's closest ally in the wars of the last...
  • David Cameron asks Parliament to back fight against Islamic State 5 days ago

    London: Prime Minister David Cameron recalled Parliament on Friday and made a case for the UK to join US-led air strikes against Islamic State (IS) terror network in Iraq which he warned could "not just take months but years". Cameron told MPs that IS poses a "clear and proven" threat to...
  • Turkish leader slams UN Security Council 6 days ago

    United Nations: The president of Turkey has slammed the UN Security Council's inaction on some of the world's most pressing issues, accusing its members of rendering the world body ineffective. Speaking before the General Assembly meeting in New York on Wednesday, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the UN has repeatedly failed to...
  • UN chief welcomes airstrikes in Syria 1 week ago

    United Nations: The United Nations secretary-general welcomed airstrikes against militants in Syria which he said pose "an immediate threat to international peace and security." In opening remarks at a climate summit press conference, Ban urged world leaders gathered in New York "to come together decisively" in support of efforts to...
  • Syrian refugees in Turkey reach 1,50,000 1 week ago

    Surus (Turkey): Refugees streaming into Turkey from Syria say their home city, once bustling with 4,00,000 citizens, has become a ghost town, emptied of all people but a few thousand fighters trying to hold off an onslaught by Islamic militants. The masses fleeing the brutal offensive by the Islamic State group...
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  • News 360: Shiv Sena to give 126 seats to BJP for Maharashtra assembly polls 1 week ago

    Making last minutes effort to save the 25-year-old alliance, the Shiv Sena has sent a new seat sharing proposal to the Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday. According to the new proposal, the Sena has offered 130 seats to the BJP, other allies 7 and kept 151 out of 288 seats...
  • US bombards ISIS targets in Syria in first airstrikes 1 week ago

    US President Barack Obama on Tuesday vowed to continue the fight against Islamic State fighters following the first US-led airstrikes targeting the militant group in Syria, and pledged to build even more international support for the effort. "Once again, it must be clear to anyone who would plot against America and...
  • Islamic State releases second video of British hostage John Cantlie 1 week ago

    London: The Islamic State militants have released a second video of British journalist John Cantlie in less than a week which shows him warning US-led coalition against carrying out military operations against his captors. In the latest five-minute video, Cantlie warns that the United States and its allies are embarking on...
  • Syria air strikes kill 42, including 16 children September 22, 2014

    Beirut: Syrian government air strikes killed at least 42 people, including 16 children, in Idlib province in the northwest, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday. The air raids on Sunday afternoon and evening killed 19 people, including six children, outside the city of Saraqeb, and another 23 people,...
  • Don't ease up on Iran for help against IS: Israeli Prime Minister September 22, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday warned the West against easing sanctions on Iran to win its support in the fight against jihadists in Syria and Iraq. As the Islamic republic and six world powers started a new round of talks in New York on the Iranian nuclear programme,...
  • US says other countries willing to launch air strikes in Syria September 21, 2014

    Washington: The United States has indications other countries are willing to launch air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, its UN ambassador said on Sunday, predicting "we will not do the air strikes alone." Washington is trying to build an international military, political and financial coalition to defeat the radical...
  • Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 1,00,000 September 21, 2014

    Kucuk Kendirciler (Turkey): The number of refugees seeking shelter in Turkey from the Islamic State group's advance across northeastern Syria has hit 100,000, Turkey said on Sunday as clashes broke out on the border between Turkish security guards and Kurds. The head of Turkey's AFAD disaster management agency, Fuat Oktay, said...
  • Syrian refugee flight to Turkey one of the worst since war began: UN September 21, 2014

    Ankara: Turkey is facing one of the biggest influxes of refugees from neighbouring Syria since the war there began more than three years ago, the United Nations' refugee agency said on Sunday, as civilians continued to flee clashes between Islamic State (IS) militants and Kurdish forces. IS fighters seized dozens of...
  • Iran seeks give and take on militants, nuclear program September 21, 2014

    United Nations: Iran is ready to work with the United States and its allies to stop Islamic State militants, but would like to see more flexibility on Iran's uranium enrichment program, senior Iranian officials told Reuters. The comments from the officials, who asked not to be named, highlight how difficult it...
  • French jets strike in Iraq, expanding USled campaign against Islamic State September 20, 2014

    Baghdad: President Francois Hollande said Rafale jets hit "a logistics depot of the terrorists" near the city of Mosul, which has been held by Islamic State for more than three months. It promised more operations in coming days. The French military action, which follows US air strikes in northern Iraq and...
  • US advisers may take forward positions in Iraq fighting September 18, 2014

    Washington: Some US military advisers could end up in frontline positions in the fight against Islamic State militants, the White House said on Wednesday, although President Barack Obama vowed that America would not fight another ground war in Iraq. The House of Representatives gave a green light to a key plank...
  • We can transfer weapons but we cannot transfer political will: US September 16, 2014

    The US on Monday said that nearly 40 nations have agreed to contribute to the fight against the militants. US Secretary of State John Kerry is on the road, building a coalition to fight Islamic State terrorists. It's all part of US President Barack Obama's plan to dismantle and destroy...
  • US to Assad: Beware of interfering with US air power in Syria September 16, 2014

    Washington: The Syrian military's air defenses would face retaliation if Syria attempted to respond to US air strikes that are expected against Islamic State targets in Syria, senior US officials said on Monday. President Barack Obama's authorization of the use of American air power against Islamic State's strongholds in Syria has...
  • After beheading, Cameron says, 'They are not Muslims, they are monsters' September 15, 2014

    London:The beheading of a British aid worker by the dreaded Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was described Sunday by Prime Minister David Cameron as an act of "pure evil" even as Britain confirmed that the video showing the gruesome killing was genuine. The 44yearold aid worker David Haines was...
  • UNSC strongly condemns 'heinous' murder of Briton by ISIL September 15, 2014

    United Nations: The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the "heinous and cowardly" murder of British humanitarian aid worker David Haines by the Islamic State terror group, saying the outfit must be defeated and violence it adopts "stamped out." "This crime is a tragic reminder of the increasing dangers humanitarian personnel...
  • ISIS video showing beheading of British hostage genuine, confirms UK September 14, 2014

    London: Britain on Sunday confirmed that the video released by the Islamic State (IS) terror group showing the beheading of British hostage and aid worker David Haines is genuine. The video shows Haines, who was captured by militants in Syria in 2013, wearing an orange jumpsuit and kneeling in the desert...
  • Iraq PM says will protect civilians after USIraq air strikes against Islamic States September 13, 2014

    Baghdad/Cairo: Iraq's Shi'ite Prime Minister Haider alAbadi said on Saturday that he had ordered his air force to halt strikes on civilians, following attacks by both Iraqi and US jets in large areas of the country held by Islamic State fighters. The announcement, which comes as the United States tries to...
  • 45 Fijian peacekeepers freed in Syria, says UN September 12, 2014

    Beirut: AlQaedalinked militants released 45 Fijian peacekeepers captured two week ago in Syria, ending the UN's fourth crisis over abducted soldiers in the Golan Heights since March 2013 amid questions about the future of its 40yearold monitoring mission there. The Fijians were captured on the Syriancontrolled side of the Golan Heights...
  • US wins Arab support for Syria/Iraq military campaign September 12, 2014

    Jeddah: The United States signed up Arab allies on Thursday to a "coordinated military campaign" against Islamic State fighters, a major step in building regional support for President Barack Obama's plan to strike both sides of the SyrianIraqi frontier. After talks in Saudi Arabia's summer capital Jeddah, Secretary of State John...
  • Won't take part in airstrikes on Syria: Britain September 11, 2014

    Berlin: Britain's foreign secretary says his country won't participate in airstrikes on Syria, following an announcement from Washington that it would begin hitting targets inside the country. Speaking on Thursday after talks with his German counterpart FrankWalter Steinmeier, Philip Hammond said that Britain won't be "revisiting" the issue after Parliament...
  • Respect sovereignty in fight against terrorism: China September 11, 2014

    Beijing: China on Thursday called for respecting sovereignty and territorial integrity of countries in the fight against terrorism, as US President Barack Obama vowed to expand airstrikes in Iraq and Syria to contain the Islamic State militants. "We hold that in the international struggle against terrorism, the international law should be...