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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Islamic State jihadists take heavy losses in battle for Kobane on Syria-Turkey border

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 08:34pm by Agence France-Presse in Mursitpinar

    ... become a key prize as it is being fought under the gaze of the world’s press massed just over the border in Turkey. From Saturday into Sunday morning, a total of 31 jihadists died in the battle, ... a fightback. On Saturday, the remaining posts in a new government line-up were finally approved by parliament, including a Sunni as defence minister and a Shiite as interior minister. “These were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1620019/islamic-state-jihadists-take-heavy-losses-battle-kobane-syria-turkey
  2. News - World - SYRIA

    US-led coalition ramps up strikes against Islamic State in Syria-Turkey border town

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 10:49am by Associated Press in Mursitpinar, Turkey

    ... of farmland. The coalition airstrikes have forced some Islamic State militants out of Kobani. The US Central Command said five airstrikes south of Kobani since Wednesday had destroyed an Islamic State ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1613492/us-led-coalition-ramps-strikes-against-islamic-state-syria-turkey-border
  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria's Bashar al-Assad makes rare public appearance for Eid prayers

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 06:08am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus Assad makes rare public foray for Eid prayers Syrian President Bashar al-Assad made a rare public appearance yesterday, attending prayers on the Muslim Eid ul-Adha holiday at a mosque in Damascus. State media and Assad's official Twitter feed posted photos of the embattled president praying alongside the country's top cleric and members ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1609771/syrias-bashar-al-assad-makes-rare-public-appearance-eid-prayers
  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Besieged by Syrian rebels, Filipino UN peacekeepers vow to fight

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

    ... trapped at two posts on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights were prepared to fight back rather than surrender, their commander in Manila said. "We can use deadly force in defence of the UN ... occupying two UNDOF posts about 4km apart. The UN initially said 81 Filipinos were involved in the stand-off. However, Ancan said there were 75. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said it was unclear ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581786/syria-refugees-top-three-million-rebels-un-face-after-kidnappings
  5. 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
  6. 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

    ... zones across the Middle East, including Iraq, Libya and Syria. He was in northern Syria on assignment for Agence France-Press and the Boston-based news organisation GlobalPost when the car he ... for The Washington Post, McClatchy Newspapers and other media outlets when he was kidnapped. There were reports on Tuesday that another American, Douglas McArthur McCain, was killed in Syria. ...

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

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

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

    ... an underestimate. The South African wraps up her six-year stint as UN rights chief at the end of this month, and has criticised world leaders for their lethargy on a wide range of conflicts. After ...

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

    Australian grandfather in tears at Syria photo of seven-year-old boy with severed head

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 10:43am

    ... The image of the Sydney-raised boy posing with the rotting head of a soldier, posted on the Twitter account of his father Khaled Sharrouf, an Australian who fled to Syria last year and is now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1571921/im-scared-children-australian-grandfather-tears-syria-photo-seven-year-old-severed
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Outrage over image of Australian boy with Syrian soldier’s severed head

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 11:02pm by AP

    ... Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said yesterday. The picture, taken in the northern Syrian city of Raqa, was posted on the Twitter account of Khaled Sharrouf, an Australian man who fled to Syria ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1571610/outrage-over-image-australian-boy-syrian-soldiers-severed-head
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Pro-Assad forces kill 175 rebel fighters in ambush south of Damascus

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 01:40am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beirut Pro-Assad forces kill 175 rebels in ambush Syrian army troops killed 175 rebels in an ambush yesterday south of Damascus, state media reported, a major attack ... media uses for rebels. It posted photos on its website showing dozens of bodies of men lying in a dirt track of an open field, some wearing fatigues, but most in civilian clothes. Some appeared ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1435972/pro-assad-forces-kill-175-rebel-fighters-ambush-south-damascus

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