From Syria to Afghanistan, all you need to know about the week that was
The capture of Palmyra has raised concern that the Islamic State militants might try to destroy one of the Mideast’s most spectacular archaeological sites.
Civilians were also killed Al-Nusra Front members while worshipping in the mosque.
US said al-Harzi’s death will hurt the Islamic State’s ability to move foreign fighters in and out of the region.
Affiliations to extremist groups, lack of required mindset and other flaws continue to plague the US plan to train and arm thousands of Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State.
While the Kurds on Saturday regained control over Kobani, the Islamic State pressed another assault on government-held areas of Hasaka city.
Islamic State fighters killed more than 200 civilians before being driven out of Kobani by Kurdish forces, activists said on Saturday.
Four more Al Jazeera journalists have been killed in Syria since uprising began
A separate Islamic State assault on government-held areas of the northeastern city of Hasaka was reported to have forced 60,000 people to flee their homes, the United Nations said.
IS captured several government-held areas of Hassakeh on Thursday. According to Syrian state TV, IS captured and killed several people and suffered many casualties.
Under the rule of self-proclaimed “Caliphate”, where people face punishment for littlest of reasons, a repentance card can be a matter of life and death. Escape is seldom an option.
On Tuesday, Iraqi officials said that families began returning to Tikrit two and a half months after security forces backed by Shiite militias drove the Islamic State group out of the Sunni city.
Four months after being deported to India, Karnataka engineer denies any plans to join IS: ‘not trying to be Rambo, am just a regular family man’.
The migrants, mostly from Syria and Iraq, were found in five houses in Vaksince, about 55 kilometers (35 miles) north of the capital, Skopje, police said on Thursday.
The killings in Idlib are the deadliest against the minority Druze sect, which has been split between supporters and opponents of President Bashar Assad, since Syria’s crisis began in March 2011.