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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    ISIL ‘crucifies eight rival fighters’ in Syria

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 09:30pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beirut Eight rebel fighters have been crucified in Syria by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) because they were considered too moderate, a monitoring group said on Sunday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on contacts on the ground in Syria, said the men were crucified on Saturday in Aleppo province. It added that their corpses were still ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1543166/isil-crucifies-eight-rival-fighters-syria
  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian rebel group Dawud Brigade defects to Islamic State

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 09:41pm by NYT

    ... to build strength after seizing vast territories in western Iraq and eastern Syria, anti-government activists said. The 1,000-strong Dawud Brigade, which had been based in Sarmin, a town in Syria's Idlib province, arrived on Sunday in Raqqa, a city in northeastern Syria that Islamic State has made its main headquarters for more than a year. The defecting rebels moved in a convoy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550554/syrian-rebel-group-dawud-brigade-defects-islamic-state
  3. News - World - ISRAEL

    Benjamin Netanyahu on warpath after Golan attacks from Syria

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 09:44pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Jerusalem Netanyahu on warpath after Golan strikes Israel's prime minister yesterday warned Syria's warring parties against any bid to fire up tensions with Israel, hours after the Israeli air force carried out a string of air strikes in Syria in response to a deadly cross-border attack. Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would respond with even tougher ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539124/benjamin-netanyahu-warpath-after-golan-attacks-syria
  4. News - World - IRAQ

    ISIL militants ride into battle in Syria in US Humvees seized from Iraq

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 09:43pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beirut Syrian jihadis' new ride made in USA The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) battled with rival opposition fighters in northern Syria on Sunday, using ... of Mosul and major border crossings with Syria. The advances of ISIL in Iraq appear to have spurred on the Syrian branch, which is fighting both the army of President Bashar al-Assad and also rival ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539122/isil-militants-ride-battle-syria-us-humvees-seized-iraq
  5. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Iraq, Syria conflicts merge into one big battleground

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 08:10pm by AP

    ... Syria conflicts merge into one big battleground In a reflection of how intertwined the Syria and Iraq conflicts have become, thousands of Shiite Iraqi militiamen helping President Bashar ... a "tactical" withdrawal from the towns, control of which has allowed the militants to open up a strategic route to neighbouring Syria, where they also control swathes of countryside along the Euphrates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1538378/sunni-militants-seize-more-iraq-towns-us-presses-unity
  6. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia fears terror backlash as jihadist fighters head to Syria, Iraq

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 01:23pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Analysts fear Indonesians travelling to Syria and Iraq to fight alongside Islamic militants will return armed with the knowledge and the means to launch terror attacks at home Indonesians are joining the procession of jihadists going to fight in Syria and Iraq, sparking fears they will revive sophisticated militant networks when they return ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1536804/indonesia-fears-terror-backlash-jihadist-fighters-head-syria-iraq
  7. News - World - IRAQ

    British and Australian holy warriors in video urge fellow Muslims to sign up to jihad

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 05:10am by Reuters

    ... in Syria and Iraq, in a new video released by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The online footage, titled "There is No Life Without Jihad", showed the five militants ... lions of God to travel to the land of Sham (Syria) and the Euphrates (Iraq)". "We are a State who is implementing the sharia (Islamic law) in both Iraq and Sham (Syria), and look ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1537923/british-and-australian-holy-warriors-video-urge-fellow-muslims-sign-jihad
  8. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Foreign minister says 150 Australians are fighting in Syria, Iraq

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 01:24pm by Associated Press in Canberra

    ... Associated Press in Canberra Julie Bishop says Australians who have travelled to Syria and Iraq to fight alongside radical militants pose a terrorist threat if they return home Around 150 Australians have fought with radical militants in Syria and Iraq, raising fears of a terrorist threat to Australia if the fighters return home, the country’s foreign minister said on Thursday. Foreign ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1536096/foreign-minister-says-150-australians-are-fighting-syria-iraq
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Dozens of soldiers beheaded as Islamic State captures Syrian military base

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 06:27am by MCT

    ... with the al-Qaeda breakaway group Islamic State seized control of a military base in northern Syria, beheading dozens of soldiers and displaying their headless bodies, activists said. It is only the latest victory for the extremist group that has made rapid advances in both Iraq and Syria in recent months as it pursues its goal of creating an Islamic caliphate. There have been sporadic skirmishes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1559933/dozens-soldiers-beheaded-islamic-state-captures-syrian-military-base
  10. News - World

    Source: Weapons watchdog to ask private companies to help destroy Syria's chemical stockpile

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 10:03pm by AP

    ... THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Source: Weapons watchdog to ask private companies to help destroy Syria's chemical stockpile. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1362308/source-weapons-watchdog-ask-private-companies-help-destroy-syrias

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