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By destroying 2,000-year-old Palmyra, Islamic State has demolished Syria's proud heritage

Sep 01, 2015

By destroying 2,000-year-old Palmyra, Islamic State has demolished Syria's proud heritage

Palmyra, the ancient Syrian city that has fallen to the Islamic State jihadist group, has withstood the last 2,000 years with its immaculate temples and colonnaded streets. #Syria #NewsTracker #Damascus #islamic-state #IS #Palmyra #Temple of Bel #UNESCO Heritage Sight
Islamic State destroys part of Palmyra's iconic Temple of Bel: Activists

Aug 31, 2015

Islamic State destroys part of Palmyra's iconic Temple of Bel: Activists

The Islamic State jihadist group has blown up parts of the Temple of Bel in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra, a monitor and activists said. #United Nations #Syria #NewsTracker #UN #islamic-state #IS #Palmyra #Temple of Bel
U.S. confirms Islamic State computer expert killed in air strike| Reuters

Aug 29, 2015

U.S. confirms Islamic State computer expert killed in air strike| Reuters

WASHINGTON The U.S. military confirmed on Friday that a British hacker who was one of the Islamic State movement's top computer experts and active in encouraging people abroad to carry out "lone wolf" attacks was killed in Syria by a U.S. air strike. #Business #Syria #Europe #markets #crisis #Entertainment #opinion
Will 3D cameras help fight back Islamic State's destruction of ancient sites?

Aug 28, 2015

Will 3D cameras help fight back Islamic State's destruction of ancient sites?

A team of digital-age "monuments men" will fightback against the Islamic State's destruction of ancient sites by flooding the Middle East region with cameras and harnessing 3D printing technology to reconstruct the destroyed antiquities, according to a media report. #Syria #NewsTracker #islamic-state #3D cameras #Ancient sites
At least 50 decomposing bodies of migrants found in abandoned truck in Austria

Aug 28, 2015

At least 50 decomposing bodies of migrants found in abandoned truck in Austria

An abandoned truck was found with at least 20 and possibly up to 50 decomposing bodies of migrants piled inside in Austria. #Syria #NewsTracker #Europe #Angela Merkel #Germany #Amnesty International #Migrants #Vienna #Austria #dead bodies
Seven killed in Turkey in clashes with militants| Reuters

Aug 28, 2015

Seven killed in Turkey in clashes with militants| Reuters

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey Seven people, including at least four civilians, were killed on Thursday in clashes between Turkey's armed forces and militants in the mainly Kurdish southeast, security sources and the army said. #Business #India #Syria #markets #Latin America #Mexico
U.S. asks Uzbekistan to join anti-Islamic State coalition| Reuters

Aug 28, 2015

U.S. asks Uzbekistan to join anti-Islamic State coalition| Reuters

TASHKENT The United States said on Thursday it had asked Uzbekistan to join the multinational coalition it leads against Islamic State, saying Central Asia's most populous state was free to choose a way of contributing to the fight against the militant group. "We have asked Uzbekistan ... to join the coalition," Daniel Rosenblum, U.S #India #Syria #Technology #Latin America #crisis
Warring sides in Syria agree to extend local ceasefires| Reuters

Aug 28, 2015

Warring sides in Syria agree to extend local ceasefires| Reuters

BEIRUT Warring sides in Syria have ageed to extend a ceasefire in a rebel-held town near the border with Lebanon and two Shi'ite villages in the northwest, and to evacuate wounded, sources close to talks said. The truce is the second in a month in those areas between the Syrian army and its Lebanese Hezbollah allies on one side, and insurgents on the other. It came into force at 6 a.m #India #Syria #Islam #Europe #United Kingdom #Turkey #crisis
Lebanon's Hezbollah, Christian allies boycott cabinet meeting| Reuters

Aug 28, 2015

Lebanon's Hezbollah, Christian allies boycott cabinet meeting| Reuters

BEIRUT The Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim group Hezbollah and allied Christian politicians boycotted a cabinet meeting on Thursday, a sign of rising political tensions that have paralysed Prime Minister Tammam Salam's national unity government. Ministers from the Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) led by Michel Aoun shunned the meeting in protest at what the party's website described as Salam's usurping of powers reserved for the president. A Hezbollah minister said the group had boycotted in solidarity with its allies #Business #Syria #Middle East #markets #Iran #United Kingdom #opinion
Saudi King Salman to meet with Obama Sept. 4 - White House| Reuters

Aug 28, 2015

Saudi King Salman to meet with Obama Sept. 4 - White House| Reuters

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE The White House said on Thursday that Saudi Arabia's King Salman would meet with President Barack Obama in Washington on Sept. #Economy #United States #Syria #Technology #markets #United Kingdom #Iraq