Friday May 22, 2015
A roundup of national and international news stories
Thursday May 21, 2015
Fighters from the self-styled Islamic State militant group have executed at least 17 people, including civilians, after the jihadists seized Syria's ancient city of Palmyra on Thursday, a monitor said.
Wednesday April 01, 2015
Militants from the Islamic State group have seized control of most of the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in southern Damascus, a local Palestinian official said.
Saturday March 21, 2015
In Syria 45 people, including five children, have been killed by IS as they celebrated their new year.
Tuesday March 17, 2015
A group monitoring the Syrian civil war has said that government forces had carried out a poison gas attack that killed six people in the northwest, and medics posted videos of young children suffering what they said was suffocation.
Sunday March 15, 2015
More than 215,000 people have been killed in Syria in four years of conflict, a monitoring group said as the brutal civil war entered its fifth year.
Sunday March 08, 2015
Thirty people are reported to have been killed in a US-led coalition air strike in Syria, which hit an oil refinery run by the Islamic State militant group.
Thursday February 26, 2015
Media reports have identified the militant who appeared in various Islamic State beheading videos as British man Mohammed Emwazi.
Wednesday February 25, 2015
Fears are growing for dozens of Christians abducted by Islamic State militants in Syria who recently beheaded 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians.
Tuesday February 24, 2015
Islamic State militants have kidnapped at least 90 Assyrian Christians in northeast Syria, a monitor has said.