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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Dozens of soldiers beheaded as Islamic State captures Syrian military base

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

    ... against others in the opposition, accusing them of corruption, executing their fighters and activists and pushing them out of towns and villages. As the Islamic State has expanded ... and beyond. The Islamic State now holds about a third of Syria, according to the observatory. In New York, the head of the independent UN commission on Syrian war crimes said the Islamic State ...

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

    UN accuses Islamic State, Syrian government of committing war crimes

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 07:05pm by Reuters

    ... and whippings, UN investigators said yesterday. Syria's government and IS insurgents are both committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in their war against each other, the investigators ... provinces, amounting to crimes against humanity, it said. The investigators have drawn up four confidential lists of suspects whom they believe should face international justice. Additional reporting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581221/un-accuses-islamic-state-mass-atrocities-jihadist-held-syria
  3. News - World - SYRIA

    UK ‘close’ to identifying James Foley’s executioner, as reports point to rapper

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 10:54pm by Reuters

    ... that killed 224 people. Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, who rapped by the name L Jinny, recently posted a picture of himself on Twitter holding up a severed head, The Independent reported. "Chillin' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580663/uk-close-identifying-james-foleys-executioner-reports-point-rapper
  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Besieged by Syrian rebels, Filipino UN peacekeepers vow to fight

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 05:42pm by AFP

    ... against the peacekeepers, known as "blue helmets", which it said were carried out by "terrorist groups and by members of non-state armed groups". The 75 Filipino peacekeepers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581786/syria-refugees-top-three-million-rebels-un-face-after-kidnappings
  5. News - World - SYRIA

    US fears for life of woman aid worker held by Islamic State in Syria

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:14am by AP

    ... against militants advancing on Mount Sinjar and the Kurdish capital of Arbil. The woman was captured last year while working with three humanitarian groups in Syria. A representative ... against all people they consider heretics or infidels that it has been disowned by al-Qaeda’s leaders. President Barack Obama said in a speech in North Carolina on Tuesday that “America does ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581054/american-woman-held-hostage-islamic-state-syria-us-muslim-convert-ranks
  6. News - World - SYRIA

    UN rights chief slams Syria ‘paralysis’ as death toll tops 191,000

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 06:26pm by AFP

    ... when security forces cracked down on protesters, sparking an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Pillay said there had been “serious allegations that war crimes and crimes against humanity have been committed time and time again with total impunity” but that the deadlocked UN Security Council had failed to refer the case of Syria to the International Criminal Court ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1579370/un-rights-chief-slams-syria-paralysis-death-toll-tops-191000
  7. News - World - SYRIA

    New report highlights threat to aircraft from militants in Syria

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 08:48pm by Reuters

    ... with a variety of anti-aircraft weapons which have the capability to threaten civilian aircraft". It had previously warned against flights but not prohibited them. Small Arms Survey, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1577016/new-report-highlights-threat-aircraft-militants-syria
  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Assad West’s ‘ally’ against Islamic State jihadists, says Syrian minister

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 09:07pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Damascus Assad West's 'ally' against jihad, minister says Syria is determined to "eliminate" the Sunni extremist group Islamic State, according to a senior minister. He urged Western countries to recognise "new realities" by joining the battle against terrorism and ending their support for rebels trying to overthrow President Bashar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1554181/assad-wests-ally-against-islamic-state-jihadists-says-syrian-minister
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    100,000 victims’ names read in global protest against UN inaction on Syria

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 08:49pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York 100,000 victims' names read in global protest Activists began reading the names of 100,000 people killed in Syria outside UN headquarters, in a modest launch of what they hope will be a global protest. A dozen Syrian- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1524687/100000-victims-names-read-global-protest-against-un-inaction-syria
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    ISIL ‘crucifies eight rival fighters’ in Syria

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

    ... seizing the Iraqi city of Mosul on June 10 and sweeping towards Baghdad. In Syria, ISIL has battled with groups such as the Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s official Syrian wing, in the uprising against ... and opposition activists by imposing harsh rulings against dissent, even beheading its opponents, in areas it controls. ISIL follows al-Qaeda’s hard-line ideology but draws its strength from foreign ...

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

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