Int'l News Archive
  • »US probes 'stray Syria air drop' in IS video

    Wed 22 October / Oct 2014. 09:16 AM
    The US defence department has said it is examining an Islamic State video appearing to show militants in control of US weapons intended for Syrian Kurdish fighters.
  • »Fiercest fighting in days hits Syrian border town

    Mon 20 October / Oct 2014. 02:42 PM
    The fiercest fighting in days shook the Syrian border town of Kobani overnight as Islamic State fighters attacked Kurdish defenders with mortars and car bombs, sources in the town and a monitoring group said on Sunday.
  • »Islamic State shells hit Turkey

    Sun 19 October / Oct 2014. 08:43 AM
    U.S.-led coalition jets pounded suspected Islamic State targets at least six times in the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Saturday after the fiercest shelling in days by the insurgents shook the town's center and hit border areas within Turkey.
  • »Syria conflict destabilizes Turkey

    Wed 15 October / Oct 2014. 10:25 AM
    American-led forces have sharply intensified air strikes in the past two days against Islamic State fighters threatening Kurds on Syria's Turkish border after the jihadists' advance began to destabilize Turkey.
  • »Shia militias 'killing Sunnis in reprisal attacks'

    Tue 14 October / Oct 2014. 11:20 AM
    Shia militias in Iraq have kidnapped and killed scores of Sunni civilians in recent months, a report by campaign group Amnesty International has said.
  • »Kurds hold off Islamic State in Kobani

    Mon 13 October / Oct 2014. 09:14 AM
    Kurdish defenders held off Islamic State militants in Syria's border town of Kobani on Sunday, but the fighters struck with deadly bombings in Iraq, killing dozens of Kurds in the north and assassinating a provincial police commander in the west.
  • »Kurds urge more air strikes in Kobani

    Sun 12 October / Oct 2014. 01:24 PM
    Kurdish forces defending Kobani urged a U.S.-led coalition to escalate air strikes on Islamic State fighters who tightened their grip on the Syrian town at the border with Turkey on Saturday.
  • »Air strikes 'stall IS advance' on Syrian

    Thu 9 October / Oct 2014. 11:37 PM
    US-led forces have continued air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants near the besieged Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobane.
  • »Intense fight for Syrian border town

    Wed 8 October / Oct 2014. 06:46 PM
    Kurdish fighters are engaged in fierce gun battles with Islamic State (IS) in the Syrian border town of Kobane, as US-led coalition air strikes continue.
  • »Turkey says Syrian's Kobani about to fall to Islamic State

    Tue 7 October / Oct 2014. 06:27 PM
    Turkey's president said Kobani was "about to fall" after Islamic State fighters advanced into the south west of the Syrian Kurdish town, pressing home a three-week assault has cost a reported 400 lives.
  • »Turkey vows to fight Islamic State

    Wed 1 October / Oct 2014. 05:37 PM
    Turkey signalled it may send troops into Syria or Iraq and let allies use Turkish bases to fight Islamic State, as coalition jets launched air strikes on Wednesday on insurgents besieging a town on its southern border with Syria.
  • »Wheat Warfare: A new front for Islamic State

    Tue 30 September / Sep 2014. 06:35 PM
    For Salah Paulis, it came down to a choice between his faith and his crop.
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