28 May 2015
Brussels: The European Union (EU) on Wednesday asked its member states to admit 40,000 asylum seekers from Syria and Eritrea landing in Italy and Greece, which have been overstretched by an influx of migrants.
26 May 2015
Dhaka: Bangladesh on Monday banned an Islamist militant outfit that is believed to be behind the gruesome hacking deaths of three secular bloggers in recent months that have evoked outrage in the country and across the globe.
25 May 2015
London: The UK counter-terrorism police are focusing their efforts on growing fears of a chemical attack in the country by British terrorists returning from Syria and Iraq linked to dreaded Islamic State (IS) militants.
25 May 2015
BAGHDAD/BEIRUT: Iraqi forces recaptured territory from advancing Islamic State militants near the recently-fallen city of Ramadi on Sunday, while in Syria the government said the Islamists had killed hundreds of people since capturing the town of Palmyra.
23 May 2015
United Nations: The UN Security Council has expressed deep concern for thousands of civilians trapped in the Syrian city of Palmyra after it was captured by Islamic State fighters.
22 May 2015
Beirut: Islamic State fighters tightened their grip on the historic Syrian city of Palmyra on Thursday and overran Iraqi government defences east of Ramadi, the provincial capital that they seized five days earlier.
21 May 2015
Damascus: Islamic State (IS) militants have gained complete control of Syria's ancient city of Palmyra, a Unesco world heritage site, official reports said here on Thursday.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said that an air base, a central prison and the intelligence headquarters are all under the control of the IS.
20 May 2015
Beirut: A Syrian teacher was killed and 23 students were wounded when a mortar shell hit their school on Wednesday in the heart of Damascus, Syrian state media said.
07 May 2015
Washington: The dreaded Islamic State terror outfit is posing a continuing threat both in Iraq and Syria and the US is combating it with the help from its partners in both the countries, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said.
02 May 2015
Damascus: The toll in the US-led coalition airstrikes on a northern Syrian town has risen to at least 52, a monitoring group reported Saturday.