| Dec 31, 2014
| 1:09 PM
Syrian rebels detonated a large bomb in a tunnel beneath the Old City of Aleppo, killing and wounding numerous soldiers, according to residents and opposition activists.
Residents described a huge blast that reverberated across the city after the Syrian...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 5:00 AM
The Turkish government recently began issuing identification cards to refugees from the more than 3-year-old civil war in neighboring Syria. It was a bureaucratic act that will make it easier for the displaced to receive some services, but that adds a...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 9:24 PM
The main al-Qaida affiliate in Syria is extending its control over a swath of territory that was until recently held by the collapsing moderate opposition, jeopardizing U.S. plans to form a new rebel force to fight extremists.
Since routing two of the...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 9:06 AM
A German journalist who recently spent 10 days with Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria said he was surprised to find many were foreign fighters – including some Americans.
“The guy from New Jersey. This surprised me," Jurgen...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 6:30 PM
A line of cars stood at this frigid mountain border crossing on Monday, waiting for families and friends arriving from neighboring Syria — if they came at all.
“It’s a tragic situation on the other side. We’re being treated like...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 6:04 PM
A Jordanian F-16 jet crashed Wednesday in an area of northeastern Syria under the control of Islamic State militants, who quickly captured the pilot, according to statements from both sides.
Jordan is part of a U.S.-led coalition that has been...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 3:58 PM
The Jordanian parliament issued a stern warning Thursday as relatives pleaded with Islamic State militants holding a Jordanian pilot captive.
Jordan's lower house of parliament threatened "grave consequences" if the extremists harm Lt. Moaz Kasasbeh,...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 1:54 PM
In the wake of a video purporting to show a child executing two prisoners, Islamic State militants released images Thursday of toddlers practicing their skill with toy guns.
"Lions cubs ... raised in the land of the Caliphate," the caption reads for the...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 1:53 PM
Syrian rebels have been forced to agree to a 10-day cease-fire in a neighborhood within the central city of Homs that has become their last bastion there after two years of siege.
The rebels accepted the truce with forces loyal to President Bashar Assad...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 8:13 AM
The Pentagon is investigating how hackers claiming to be aligned with Islamic State took over U.S. military social media accounts Monday and released more than half a dozen documents, some with the home addresses of retired generals.
The invasion of...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 5:31 PM
When the snow started falling this weekend, the tail end of a tremendous winter storm that had killed several Syrian refugees in recent days, hundreds of people camped at an abandoned sugar factory here rushed to save their makeshift tents patched with...