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ISIS claims 30 killed for 'sodomy', UN meeting told

25 August 2015, 08:09

The Islamic State extremist group has claimed responsibility for executing at least 30 people for "sodomy", the head of an international gay rights organisation says.

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Australian reality TV stars 'shot at by IS' in Syria

28 July 2015, 08:06

Australian public broadcaster SBS Tuesday defended a reality show where participants were shot at by Islamic State militants in Syria as part of a trip retracing refugees' journeys, saying they had extensive security preparations.

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Drone strike kills Al-Qaeda leader in Syria

22 July 2015, 09:19

A US-led coalition air strike earlier this month killed the leader of an Al-Qaeda offshoot in Syria that American officials accuse of plotting attacks against the United States and its allies, the Pentagon said.

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For the first time, jihadist child beheads Syrian soldier

18 July 2015, 09:09

A child soldier recruited by ISIS has apparently beheaded a Syrian army officer, the first such documented decapitation, the founder of a group monitoring the Syrian conflict says.

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ISIS video shows killing of 2 Syrian activists

06 July 2015, 14:34

ISIS has released a new video purporting to show the killing of two Syrian activists in the militants' stronghold of Raqqa, allegedly for spying on the extremists.

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Friday, 10 July 2015

Turkey arrests 21 suspect ISIS members

10 July 2015, 15:44

Police in Turkey have arrested 21 suspect members of the extremist ISIS group, including three foreign nationals accused of planning to travel to Syria, a report says.

Sunday, 05 July 2015

ISIS video shows mass execution in Syria's Palmyra

05 July 2015, 08:33

The ISIS group has released a video showing 25 Syrian government soldiers being executed by teenagers in an ancient amphitheatre in the city of Palmyra.

Wednesday, 01 July 2015

Italy detains 10 accused of preparing to fight in Syria

01 July 2015, 09:38

Italian anti-terrorism police say they are executing arrest warrants against 10 people accused of preparing to go to Syria to fight.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

ISIS beheads two women in Syria

30 June 2015, 13:31

The Islamic State group has beheaded two women in Syria on accusations of "sorcery," the first such execution of women in Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.

Monday, 29 June 2015

France attacker's selfie sent to Syria - legal source

29 June 2015, 07:31

The gruesome "selfie" taken by the man suspected of beheading his boss during an attack on a gas factory in France has been sent to Syria, sources close to the investigation have said.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Syria women prisoners 'weapons of war'

23 June 2015, 08:08

Women prisoners in Syrian government jails are being used as a "weapon of war", a network of rights groups has said, documenting sexual abuse and torture of detainees.

ISIS ties 2 boys to pole for eating in Ramadhan

23 June 2015, 14:22

The ISIS group has made two youths hang from a beam by their wrists after accusing them of eating during daylight hours in the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights says.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

UN marks World Refugee Day in Damascus

21 June 2015, 06:22

The UN's refugee agency marked World Refugee Day in Damascus, calling on the global community not to ignore the plight of millions of people displaced by war.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

UK sisters feared headed for Syria conflict with their 9 children

16 June 2015, 08:13

Three British sisters are feared to have travelled with their nine children to join up with jihadists in Syria, a lawyer for the children's parents said Monday.

Tuesday, 09 June 2015

ISIS' slave markets sell girls for a pack of cigarettes

09 June 2015, 10:35

Teenage girls abducted by ISIS fighters in Iraq and Syria are being sold in slave markets 'for as little as a pack of cigarettes,' the UN envoy on sexual violence says.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Study says girls seek sisterhood - not just marriage in IS

28 May 2015, 10:02

New report says women seek sisterhood in Islamic State group - not just jihadi marriage.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Australia warns children of foreign fighters risk charges

27 May 2015, 09:49

Australian leader warns that children as well as adults face jail on returning from Syria.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Mother abandons two children to join ISIS

26 May 2015, 07:09

A 26-year-old mother of two has abandoned her two children and fled to Syria for a new life under the Islamic State group.

Monday, 25 May 2015

ISIS executes 200+ in ancient Syrian city - monitor

25 May 2015, 11:23

The Islamic State group has executed at least 217 people, including civilians, in and around the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra in the last nine days, a monitor group says.

Friday, 22 May 2015

Man who tried to join IS group threatened FBI

22 May 2015, 10:46

One Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group told an informant he'd kill FBI agents if they tried to stop him, while another told friends he'd "spit on America" at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Newspaper sting stops teen from traveling to Syria

22 May 2015, 16:36

A newspaper sting has prevented a 16-year-old girl from traveling to Syria to become a jihadi bride.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Girls suspected to have joined ISIS might still be in Kenya

21 May 2015, 12:38

Two Kenyan girls suspected to have joined the terror group ISIS might still be in the country, police have stated.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Kenyan girls flee home to join ISIS

19 May 2015, 08:19

A 20-year-old university girl and her friend who went missing last week have confirmed that they are in Syria.

Monday, 04 May 2015

Suicide bomber blows himself up in Damascus

04 May 2015, 12:31

A suicide bomber has blown himself up in a central neighbourhood of the Syrian capital where major security compounds are housed, according to a Syrian army source.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

UN: ISIS group besieges 228 000 in Syrian city

22 April 2015, 09:44

A new United Nations report says ISIS has more than 225 000 Syrians under siege in a single city.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

ISIS executes 37 civilians in Syria

31 March 2015, 15:50

The Islamic State jihadist group executed at least 37 civilians, including two children, in a raid on a regime-held village in Hama province of central Syria.

Monday, 23 March 2015

'I am responsible,' says grieving father of suicide bomber

23 March 2015, 07:12

The heartbroken father of an Australian schoolboy believed to have died while carrying out an ISIS suicide bombing says he feels ‘totally responsible’ for failing to see that his son needed help.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Syria says brings down US drone

18 March 2015, 09:20

Syria's state news agency SANA says its air defences brought down a US surveillance plane in the coastal province of Latakia.

Monday, 16 March 2015

Mother kidnaps two Dutch children and joins Islamic State - prosecutors

16 March 2015, 13:19

A Chechen mother has taken her two young children to Syria to join Islamic State, Dutch prosecutors said.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Assad relative assassinated in Syria - monitor

15 March 2015, 07:48

An influential relative of Syrian President Bashar Assad, once infamous for smuggling, has been assassinated in a dispute over control of a key government stronghold.

Friday, 13 March 2015

British girls helped into Syria by spy

13 March 2015, 10:17

A spy who worked for a country in the coalition that is fighting ISIS had helped three British girls to cross into Syria to join the militants.

Wednesday, 04 March 2015

British citizen fighting ISIS killed in Syria

04 March 2015, 13:38

British citizen killed in Syria fighting alongside Kurds against Islamic State group.

Friday, 27 February 2015

US-led strikes on ISIS after group seizes 220 Christians

27 February 2015, 07:09

The US-led coalition has carried out air strikes against the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria, where the jihadists have launched a new offensive and kidnapped 220 Assyrian Christians.

'Jihadi John', a quiet football fan who developed thirst for war

27 February 2015, 16:02

Mohammed Emwazi, named by British and US media as the Islamic State executioner known as "Jihadi John", has been described as a quiet but intense young man who gradually developed a taste for war.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

US condemns ISIS attacks on Christian villages in Syria

26 February 2015, 08:34

The US has condemned recent attacks by ISIS militants on Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria, which it said included the burning of homes and churches and abduction of women, children and the elderly.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

150 Assyrian Christians kidnapped by ISIS - Activists

25 February 2015, 10:35

ISIS militants have abducted at least 150 people from Assyrian Christian villages in raids in northeastern Syria, Christian Syrian activists say.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

ISIS kidnaps dozens of Assyrian Christians

24 February 2015, 14:20

Islamic State militants have abducted at least 70 Assyrian Christians, including women and children, after overrunning a string of villages in northeastern Syria, two activist groups say.

Monday, 23 February 2015

France bans 6 from traveling to extremists in Syria

23 February 2015, 15:20

France bans 6 people from traveling to join extremists in Syria _ plans to ban 40 more.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

ISIS releases new message by Japanese hostage

29 January 2015, 08:19

ISIS has released a message purportedly extending the deadline for Jordan's release of an Iraqi would-be hotel bomber linked to al-Qaeda.

Monday, 26 January 2015

ISIS confirms execution of Japanese hostage

26 January 2015, 07:24

The Islamic State group has confirmed that its militants have executed Haruna Yukawa, one of two Japanese it has been holding hostage.

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Pope condemns ISIS, decries suffering of children

25 December 2014, 16:50

Pope Francis has condemned the "brutal persecution" of minorities by Islamic State insurgents and said the joy of Christmas was marred by the suffering of children in the Middle East and around the world.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

ISIS recruits broadly, not just fighters

17 December 2014, 08:30

ISIS is targeting its sophisticated propaganda beyond male fighters, seeking to entice not only wives but also professionals such as doctors, accountants and engineers.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

ISIS executes another French citizen

20 November 2014, 08:25

A second Frenchman has been identified after appearing unmasked in a grisly execution video of ISIS.

Sunday, 09 November 2014

Friends of US aid worker call on ISIS to free him

09 November 2014, 07:13

Several Syrian friends of an American aid worker who is held by the ISIS group and threatened of being beheaded have called for his release, saying he converted to Islam and is helping Syrians.

Tuesday, 04 November 2014

Jihadists free 93 Syrian Kurdish hostages

04 November 2014, 12:29

The ISIS jihadist group has released at least 93 Syrian Kurds from the flashpoint town of Kobane who were kidnapped in February, a monitor says.

Friday, 24 October 2014

ISIS militants now world's richest

24 October 2014, 08:32

The Islamic State has become the world's wealthiest terror group, generating tens of millions of dollars a month from black market oil sales, ransoms and extortion.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Museum to display images of Syrian killings

16 October 2014, 08:23

Images of emaciated and mangled bodies from recent history in Syria are going on public display for the first time at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Monday, 06 October 2014

Parents release photos, letter of IS held aid worker

06 October 2014, 18:35

The parents of an US aid worker held hostage by Islamic State militants have released photographs of their son and parts of a letter he wrote them from captivity in which he says he is scared to die but at peace with his belief.

Sunday, 05 October 2014

Parents of US ISIS captive in video plea for release

05 October 2014, 09:19

The parents of an American aid worker being held captive by Islamic State jihadists have issued a video plea for their son’s release, urging his captors to show mercy.

Saturday, 04 October 2014

Obama condemns 'brutal' murder of British captive

04 October 2014, 09:18

US President Barack Obama has condemned the "brutal" murder of British captive Alan Henning, saying the United States would bring those responsible to justice.

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