Monday August 31, 2015
The UN has said satellite images have confirmed the destruction of the Temple of Bel in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra by self-styled Islamic State militants.
Thursday August 27, 2015
The so-called Islamic State group has seized new territory from Syrian rebels in northern Syria, advancing in an area where Turkey and the United States are planning to open a new front against the group.
Friday August 21, 2015
The second-in-command of the Islamic State group has been killed in a drone strike in Iraq, according to the US government.
Wednesday August 19, 2015
The so-called Islamic State group has beheaded the 82-year-old former antiquities director for the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria's antiquities chief and a monitor said.
Sunday August 16, 2015
A Syrian government air strike northeast of Damascus killed at least 80 people in a market place, workers in the rebel-held area and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights have said.
Wednesday August 12, 2015
A 72-hour ceasefire came into effect today in the last rebel stronghold along Syria's border with Lebanon, according to a resident and a monitoring group.
Friday August 07, 2015
The so-called Islamic State jihadist group abducted 230 civilians, including at least 60 Christians, in a central Syrian town known as a symbol of religious co-existence, a monitoring group has said.
Thursday August 06, 2015
A round-up of other Irish and international stories.
Tuesday July 07, 2015
There are fears that a Franciscan priest who went missing at the weekend in Syria may have been abducted by allies of Al Qaeda.
Saturday July 04, 2015
The self-styled Islamic State militant group has released a video showing several dozen Syrian government soldiers being executed by teenagers in the ancient amphitheatre in the city of Palmyra.