- 10:24 01/09/2014
Syrian President Bashar Assad has sworn in the country’s new government at a ceremony in Damascus, PressTV reported Monday.
- 22:04 31/08/2014
Israeli military have shot down a drone that flew into Israeli-controlled airspace near the Quneitra border crossing between the Golan Heights and Syria, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said Sunday.
- 18:01 31/08/2014
Children are being enlisted by Syrian rebel groups, to be used as combatants and sexual slaves, as they represent a vulnerable social group, which can be easily convinced and manipulated.
- 13:51 31/08/2014
In a video posted on Youtube the US journalist James Foley, who was kidnapped in Syria, was beheaded by the unknown ISIS militant. The investigation of Foley's execution has revealed some shocking details. The cold-blooded ritual killing was presumably performed by British rapper who went to fight in Syria under the name “Jihadi John”.
- 16:07 30/08/2014
At least four of the hostages held in Syria by the Islamic State, including executed American journalist James Foley, were waterboarded in the early stage of their captivity, The Washington Post reported, citing people familiar with the situation.
- 23:50 29/08/2014
The Islamic State (IS) militants who have overrun swathes of Iraq and Syria must be stopped before they push into other Middle East nations, former CIA official Graham Fuller told RIA Novosti Friday.
- 23:25 29/08/2014
Over 650,000 civilians have been internally displaced in Iraq over the past weeks, and the total has reached 1.5 million, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination said in a report published Friday.
- 22:11 29/08/2014
First time for thirteen years of the global war on terror the US has been challenged by the Islamic State - a terrorist group more powerful than al-Qaeda. Radio VR is discussing the issue with Adam Dolnik, Professor of Terrorism Studies, at the University of Wollongong, Australia and Theodore Karasik, Director of research and consultancy at INEGMA, Dubai, UAE.
- 21:31 29/08/2014
Moscow is concerned by the possibility of US reconnaissance flights above the territory of Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Friday.
- 20:13 29/08/2014
Ukraine, Iraq and Syria will be in focus at the informal meeting of EU foreign ministers scheduled for August 29-30 in Milan, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton told the press Friday.
- 20:04 29/08/2014
Western nations have only accommodated 5,000 of the three million registered Syrian refugees since the country’s civil war began and should do more to help, Andy Baker from the charity Oxfam told RIA Novosti on Friday.
- 14:58 29/08/2014
The brother of murdered American journalist James Foley asked the United States to do more to save Steven Sotloff, another US journalist held hostage by Islamic State (IS) militants.
- 14:08 29/08/2014
Islamic State (IS) militants released a new execution video on YouTube of a Kurdish Iraq soldier wearing an orange jumpsuit, reminiscent of the uniform worn by Guantanamo Bay detainees.
- 11:21 29/08/2014
The Islamic State (IS) is using CIA torture methods on US citizens taken hostage by the militant group, The Washington Post reported, citing people familiar with the hostages’ treatment.
- 10:25 29/08/2014
More than 3 million people have become refugees as violence in Syria rages on, and over half of the country’s population has been displaced since the crisis began three years ago, the UN’s refugee agency said in a statement Friday.
- 06:47 29/08/2014
With dozens of UN peacekeepers, detained and restricted in their movement in the Golan Heights, the UN Security Council on Thursday issued a press statement condemning the incident.
- 20:04 28/08/2014
A group of militants, presumably of a Syrian origin, has captured more than 40 people in the disputed Golan Heights region, Israel’s Ynet news website said Thursday.
- 19:52 28/08/2014
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has destroyed 93 percent of chemical weapons agents removed from Syria, according to a report it released on Thursday.
- 18:15 28/08/2014
More than 10 Islamic State (IS) terrorists were killed as a result on a Syrian government air strike that also destroyed 14 armored vehicles, Syrian state TV reported Thursday.