The US military said on Tuesday its partners in air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria included Jordan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE.
In a statement, it added the US military had taken action to disrupt &
In an oil field in northeastern Syria, a queue of trucks lines up daily to load crude sold cheaply by Islamic State militants who have hijacked parts of the country's energy industry in their bid to build a caliphate.
Sales at Sha
Dozens of Fijian UN peacekeepers, released by al Qaeda-linked group Nusra Front in Syria, arrived in Israeli-held territory on the Golan Heights on Thursday, an Israeli military spokeswoman said.
"We opened the border and the
By striking Islamic State in Syria, the United States would be weakening one of President Bashar Al-Assad's major enemies. But the new US strategy may still unnerve Assad by helping other opponents determined to overthrow him.
Arab nations have rallied behind US President Barack Obama's call to expand operations against jihadists in Iraq and Syria.
Bahrain and nine other Arab countries agreed, in a joint communique, to do more to stop the flow of fu
Four citizens of the UAE and one from the Comoros have gone on trial charged with trying to build a bomb in the country, newspapers reported.
The five are among 15 accused of membership of Al Qaeda's Nusrah Front Syrian wing a
The new UN human rights chief urged world powers on Monday to protect women and minorities targeted by Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, saying the fighters were trying to create a "house of blood".
Syrian warplanes bombed a bakery run by Islamic State in the city of Raqqa, killing 25 people, in air raids on Saturday that also hit a major training camp used by the insurgent group for a second day running, a group monitoring the war said.
In the cities and towns across the desert plains of northeast Syria, the ultra-hardline Al Qaeda offshoot Islamic State has insinuated itself into nearly every aspect of daily life.
The group famous for its beheadings, crucifixion
After leaving his upscale Cairo neighbourhood to fight with the Islamic State militant group in Syria and Iraq, Younes says he learned how to work as a sniper, fire heavy weaponry and behead prisoners using the proper technique.