Islamic State group calls on followers to avenge Syria siege
Besieged by U.S.-backed forces in their last foothold in Syria, Islamic State militants are calling on supporters across the world to stage attacks in their defense, according to a newly released audio recording.The recording, purportedly from IS, came as the ...
As IS fight nears end, violence flares on other Syrian front
Violence in northwestern Syria has killed dozens over the past three weeks and displaced tens of thousands, raising concerns a truce reached six months ago between Turkey and Russia is in danger.The violence in Idlib comes as the world is ...
UN probing North Korea sanctions violations in 20 countries
U.N. experts say they are investigating possible violations of United Nations sanctions on North Korea in about 20 countries, from alleged clandestine nuclear procurement in China to arms brokering in Syria and military cooperation with Iran, Libya and Sudan. The expert ...
Report: Iran preparing for role in Syria’s reconstruction
Iranian construction companies plan to build 200,000 residential units in the Damascus suburbs, an Iranian state-run news agency reports
US senator vows to seek recognition of Israeli rule in Golan
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham on Monday vowed to push for U.S. recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, in what would represent a new contentious political gift to Israel from the Trump administration. The South Carolina Republican said he aimed ...
Syria camp in crisis as forces attack last IS stronghold
Children are dying without enough shelter or medical care
US-backed forces launch final assault to wipe out is enclave
Spokesman for Syrian Democratic Forces says the time for IS fighters to surrender is over
US-backed Syrian fighters resume attack on IS
U.S.-backed Syrian fighters resumed their offensive on the last area held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria on Sunday after days of calm that saw thousands of civilians leave the area.Mustafa Bali, a spokesman for the Kurdish-led Syrian ...
US-backed fighters could soon resume offensive against IS
U.S.-backed fighters could soon resume an offensive against the Islamic State group in the last area they control in Syria, an official said Saturday, adding that the battle against the extremists is expected to take three days.Aras Orkesh of the ...
Waiting for final nail in Islamic State caliphate’s coffin
'We have been consistently wrong,' US official says as coalition-backed troops watch wave after wave of Islamic State supporters exit their last enclave
More IS wives flee Syria’s Baghuz
More than 6,500 civilians left Baghuz in the last two days alone; hundreds of IS families were among those fleeing the town
Video: Abandoned tents, foxholes left behind by IS in Syria
Abandoned tents, vehicles and foxholes to hide from airstrikes are all that are left from evacuated parts of the Islamic State group's last shred of territory in Syria.An exclusive video obtained by The Associated Press on Friday showed parts of ...
Lawyer for British IS bride says her baby may have died
There were conflicting reports Friday about the newborn son of a U.K.-born teenager who left her London home to join the Islamic State group in Syria, after the mother's lawyer said the boy was reported to have died. Lawyer Tasnime Akunjee ...
Syria rejects watchdog report on chemical weapons use
OPCW report last week said there were 'reasonable grounds' to believe toxic chemicals containing chlorine had been used in the attack in April 2018
Freed SDF fighters speak of last days in IS captivity
Islamic State 'was using us as human shields,' one captive told VOA hours after being rescued
Is Baghuz exit is ‘calculated decision,’ US commander warns
Gen. Joseph Votel says those leaving last vestige of terror group's caliphate in Syria remain 'unrepentant, unbroken and radicalized'
Update: Guilty verdict in Belgian Jewish museum killings
The Latest on the murder trial from slayings of four people at Brussels Jewish museum (all times local):7:35 p.m.A Belgian court says a Frenchman suspected of working for the Islamic State group in Syria has been found guilty of gunning ...
General says Islamic State a ‘serious generational problem’
Even as Islamic State militants are losing the last of their territory in Syria, the militants who remain are unbroken and radicalized, and represent a "serious generational problem," the top U.S. commander for the Mideast said Thursday. Gen. Joseph Votel told ...
Lawyers seek ICC probe into Syria deportations to Jordan
Human rights lawyers are urging the International Criminal Court to open a preliminary investigation into alleged mass deportations by Syrian authorities, in an attempt to hold President Bashar Assad's regime accountable for atrocities enacted during the country's bloody civil war.Lawyer ...
More suspected IS members leave extremists’ holdout in Syria
Scores of suspected IS members, including foreign fighters, are being screened and searched for concealed weapons and explosives after coming out of the last pocket of territory held by the Islamic State group in Syria.The men, their faces covered, were ...
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