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Islamic State militants execute five media activists in Syria

Jun 26, 2016

Islamic State militants execute five media activists in Syria

The Islamic State (IS) terror group has killed five media activists in Syria's Deir al-Zour province, officials said on Sunday. #Syria #NewsTracker #Damascus #islamic-state #Deir-al-Zour
82 killed in Russian air-strikes over Islamic State held parts of Syria

Jun 26, 2016

82 killed in Russian air-strikes over Islamic State held parts of Syria

The Britain-based Observatory, which has a network of sources in Syria, initially reported that 47 people including 31 civilians died in the raids. #Syria #NewsTracker #Russia #Bashar al-Assad #islamic-state #IS #Deir Ezzor #Al-Quriyah
Islamic State captures 900 Kurdish civilians in north Syria in three weeks

Jun 25, 2016

Islamic State captures 900 Kurdish civilians in north Syria in three weeks

Islamic State militants abducted about 900 Kurdish civilians in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo over the past three weeks, forcing the captives to build fortifications for the extremists in retaliation for a Kurdish-led assault on a nearby Islamic State stronghold, activists said on Friday. #US #Syria #NewsTracker #Turkey #Beirut #kurdish #islamic-state
US-backed forces enter key Islamic State bastion in north Syria

Jun 24, 2016

US-backed forces enter key Islamic State bastion in north Syria

US-backed Kurdish and Arab fighters advanced into the Islamic State jihadist group's bastion of Manbij in northern Syria, sparking fierce street fighting as they push to take the city. #Syria #NewsTracker #Iraq #Fallujah #islamic-state #Raqa #Qamishli
Syria opposition accuses Russia of using incendiary bombs in Syria | Reuters

Jun 24, 2016

Syria opposition accuses Russia of using incendiary bombs in Syria | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS The Syrian opposition High Negotiations Committee (HNC) called on United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday to launch an investigation into its accusations that Russia has repeatedly used air-delivered incendiary weapons in Syria. Russia deployed warplanes to Syria last year to support President Bashar al-Assad against rebels seeking to end his rule. A crackdown by Assad on pro-democracy protesters five years ago sparked a civil war and Islamic State militants have used the chaos to seize territory in Syria and Iraq. #Syria #Europe #markets #Crime #Iraq #crisis
Offensives against Islamic State could displace 2.3 mln Iraqis - U.N | Reuters

Jun 24, 2016

Offensives against Islamic State could displace 2.3 mln Iraqis - U.N | Reuters

BAGHDAD Upcoming military offensives in Iraq against Islamic State, including an assault on the northern city of Mosul, could displace at least 2.3 million people, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Iraq said on Thursday. #Syria #Middle East #Europe #Argentina #United Kingdom #Entertainment
Amid civil war, Syria's Assad appoints Imad Khamis as prime minister

Jun 22, 2016

Amid civil war, Syria's Assad appoints Imad Khamis as prime minister

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday named electricity minister Imad Khamis as the new prime minister of the war-ravaged country. #Syria #NewsTracker #Bashar al-Assad #Syrian civil war #Imad Khamis
Kerry meets authors of dissenting cable on U.S. Syria policy | Reuters

Jun 22, 2016

Kerry meets authors of dissenting cable on U.S. Syria policy | Reuters

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met on Tuesday with about 10 of the 51 State Department officials who last week wrote a cable disagreeing with U.S. policy toward Syria and arguing for "a more militarily assertive U.S #Business #Syria #science #United Kingdom #crisis #Entertainment
Terrorist plot to target Tehran foiled, says Iran intelligence officials

Jun 20, 2016

Terrorist plot to target Tehran foiled, says Iran intelligence officials

Iranian intelligence officials have broken up one of the "biggest terrorist" plots ever planned to target Tehran and other provinces in the Islamic Republic, the country's state media reported on Monday. #Syria #NewsTracker #islamic-state #Iran Intelligence Ministry #Syrian President Bashar Assad #Iran Supreme National Security Council
Conflict in Syria and Afghan raised the number of refugees to 65 million: UNHCR

Jun 20, 2016

Conflict in Syria and Afghan raised the number of refugees to 65 million: UNHCR

The UN refugee agency says persecution and conflict in places like Syria and Afghanistan raised the total number of refugees and internally displaced people worldwide to a record 65.3 million at the end of last year. #Syria #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Europe #EU #World War II #refugees #UNHCR #displaced people