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IS blows up three Roman-era funerary towers in Palmyra

The Islamic State militants had already destroyed on Sunday the two-millennia-old temple of Bel in the city, confirmed by UN satellite images.


Migrant crisis: Frustrated refugees begin walking to Austria from Budapest

Hundreds of refugees who have been stuck for days at Budapest’s Keleti train station gathered their belongings and began marching out of the city, vowing to make it to Austria on foot after Hungarian authorities blocked them from boarding Western-bound trains. They carried their belongings in bags and backpacks as they snaked through Budapest in […]

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Migrant crisis: Under pressure, UK to take in ‘thousands’ of Syrian refugees

“We will continue with our approach of taking them from refugee camps,” said Cameron.

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Migrant crisis: Father of drowned Syrian toddler returns to Kobani for burial

The haunting image of the man’s 3-year-old son, Aylan Kurdi, washed up on Turkish beach focused the world’s attention on the wave of migration fueled by war and deprivation.

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My children slipped through my hands, says father of dead Syrian boy

“I was holding my wife’s hand. But my children slipped through my hands. It was dark and everyone was screaming,” said Abdullah Kurdi.

Abdullah Kurdi, 40, left, father of Syrian boys Aylan, 3, and Galip, 5, who were washed up drowned on a beach near Turkish resort of Bodrum on Wednesday, waits for the delivery of their bodies outside a morgue in Mugla, Turkey, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Images of Aylan’s body on the beach, have heightened global attention to a wave of migration, driven by war and deprivation, that is unparalleled since World War II. Man at right is unidentfied. (Tolga Adanali/Depo Photos via AP)

Overloaded boat flipped, says father of drowned 3-year-old Syrian boy

The photograph of Aylan Kurdi has highlighted the issue of desperate migrants risking their lives to try to reach Europe.


UNESCO chief: IS destruction of Syrian temple ‘intolerable’

The militants used explosives to destroy the two-millennia-old temple in the ancient city of Palmyra on Sunday. The destruction was confirmed by U.N. satellite images.

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Alleged Syrian war recruiter loses Sydney court challenge

Hamdi Alqudsi allegedly helped seven men go to Syria between June and October in 2013 so they could fight for Jabhat al-Nusra and other al-Qaida affiliates.

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Islamic State’s British hacker killed in Syria by US drone strike: Reports

The strike took place on Tuesday near Raqqa, Syria. Hussain, 21, moved to Syria sometime in the last two years.


Islamic State militants blow up temple in ancient city of Palmyra

The temple bombing would be the first time the insurgents, who control swathes of Syria and Iraq and captured Palmyra in May, damaged monumental Roman-era ruins.


Islamic State destroys ancient monastery in central Syria

The destruction of the Saint Elian Monastery near the town of Qaryatain comes days after IS militants in the town of Palmyra publicly beheaded an 81-year-old antiquities scholar.

The ancient city of Palmyra in this file photo.

Syria: Islamic State beheads leading Syrian antiquities scholar in Palmyra

State news agency SANA and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights say IS beheaded 81-year-old Khaled Asaad on Tuesday in a square outside the town’s museum.

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Airstrikes in Syria kill at least 80 in rebel-held capital Damascus

Syrian government air raids on rebel-held areas throughout the country have killed thousands over the past few years.

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Syria rebels, pro-regime forces agree 48-hour truce: monitor

A simultaneous ceasefire would begin in the regime-held villages of Fuaa and Kafraya, in northwest Idlib province


More than 200 feared dead in latest Mediterranean boat tragedy

Initial reports put about 700 passengers on the overcrowded steel-hulled boat but interviews with survivors reduced that estimate and the figure could still change.