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EU asks member states to admit 40,000 asylum seekers

EU asks member states to admit 40,000 asylum seekers

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.

European Union,   EU members,   Asylum seekers,   Syria,   Eritrea,   Italy,   Greece,   Migrants,  
Bangladesh bans Islamist group linked to bloggers' killings

Bangladesh bans Islamist group linked to bloggers' killings

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.

Bangladesh,   Islamic State of Iraq and Syria,   Islamist group,   Blogger,   latest world news,  
 UK fears chlorine-based chemical terror attack

UK fears chlorine-based chemical terror attack

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.

UK terrorism,   British terrorists,   chemical weapon,   Syria,   Iraq,   Islamic State militants,   Latest world news,  
Iraq regains ground from Islamic State; mass deaths reported in Palmyra

Iraq regains ground from Islamic State; mass deaths reported in Palmyra

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.

Islamic State in Iraq and Syria,   ISIS,   Iraqi Forces,   Iraq military,   Ramadi,   Shi'ite militiamen,   Raqqa,   latest world news,  
UN concerned for civilians in Islamic State-controlled Palmyra

UN concerned for civilians in Islamic State-controlled 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.

United Nations,   UN Security Council,   Syria,   Palmyra,   Islamic State,   IS fighters,  
Islamic State fighters tighten grip on Syria's Palmyra

Islamic State fighters tighten grip on Syria's Palmyra

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.

Islamic State,   IS,   Syria,   Palmyra,   Iraqi government,   latest world news,  
Islamic State enters ruins of Syria's Palmyra after storming city: Monitor

Islamic State enters ruins of Syria's Palmyra after storming city: Monitor

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.

Islamic State,   Syria Palmyra,   Syrian Observatory for Human Rights,   Sunni Muslim groups,   Latest world news,  
Teacher killed, 23 students wounded in mortar attack in Damascus

Teacher killed, 23 students wounded in mortar attack in Damascus

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.

Syria,   Mortar Attack in School,   Damascus,   Terrorists attack,   Bashar al-Assad,   Latest World News ,  
 ISIS a threat both in Iraq and <strong>Syria</strong>: Ashton Carter

ISIS a threat both in Iraq and Syria: Ashton Carter

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.

ISIS,   Iraq,   Syria,   Islamic State terror,   US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter,   US,   latest world news,  
52 killed in US-led airstrikes in <strong>Syria</strong>

52 killed in US-led airstrikes in Syria

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.

US led airstrikes,   Airstrikes,   Syria,   Islamic State,   ISIS,   Syrian Observatory,   Human Rights,   World Latest News,  

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