'Morbidly obese' Islamic State mufti 'Jabba the Jihadi', who endorsed rape, ethnic cleansing, taken to prison in truck after Iraqi forces captured him
An obese Islamic State (IS) 'mufti', Shifa al-Nima, dubbed as 'Jabba the Jihadi' on social media was been captured by the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team of Iraqi forces on 16 January
Surge of violence against Syrians in Turkey raises fears of escalation; politicians accused of escalating tensions during local poll campaigns
The most recent violence against Syrians in Kucukcekmece has raised fears of an escalation in an already volatile climate. Xenophobic language has been unleashed, particularly during the campaigns for local elections. During the campaign, the hostility towards Syrians came to a head-on social media, with the hashtag, 'SyriansGetOut'.
The Lebanese army started destroying Syrian refugee settlements in northeast Lebanon on Monday after the expiry of a government ultimatum, officials said. Keen not to encourage Syrians to settle permanently, the government had given refugees in the village of Arsal until 1 July to demolish shelters made of other materials than timber and plastic sheeting, which it considers illegal. Lebanon, a country of some four million people, hosts between 1.5 and 2 million Syrians on its soil.
Thousands of Syrians displaced by the battle for the once-lush suburbs of Damascus now find themselves in a crowded settlement, where for the first time in recent memory they have enough to eat.
Muslims around the U.S. are facing backlash following the deadly attacks in Paris despite President Obama slamming the “hysterical” response about security risks posed by Syrian refugees.
Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said on Monday the US must not "succumb to Islamophobia" by turning its back on refugees fleeing the fighting in Syria.
The Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group has executed six Syrians in the northern province of al-Raqaa after charging them with belonging to rebel factions, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) announced on Friday.