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US federal authorities arrest six people as part of investigation into men trying to join IS  Apr 20, 5:36 pm
Washington, Apr. 20 (ANI): US federal authorities have arrested six people in Minnesota and California as a part of an investigation into young men who are trying to travel to or have travelled to Syria to join the Islamic State (IS) militants.
Saddam Hussein's former intelligence officer masterminded rise of IS, says report  Apr 20, 1:40 pm
London, Apr. 20 (ANI): According to a new report, it has emerged that one of Saddam Hussein's former intelligence officers masterminded the rise of the Islamic State (IS) in northern Syria after being jailed by the US authorities.
Brangelina planning to add Syrian girl to their brood?  Apr 20, 1:40 pm
London, April 20 (ANI): Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are reportedly planning to add a Syrian girl to their brood of 6 by this summer.
Palestinian fighters push back IS in Syria's Yarmouk  Apr 16, 9:45 am
London, April 16 (ANI): Palestinian fighters have reportedly made advances following clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, Palestinian officials said.
HRW says 'strong evidence' of Syrian regime using 'chemical weapons' on civilians in Idlib  Apr 15, 2:55 pm
Johannesburg, April 15 (ANI): The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said that eyewitness accounts and evidence gathered from Syria's northwestern Idlib province "strongly" suggested that the regime used chemical weapons on civilians several times last month.
ICC says can't open probe into IS crimes due to lack of 'jurisdiction' over Iraq, Syria  Apr 9, 2:23 pm
Johannesburg, Apr 09 (ANI): The International Criminal Court (ICC) has recently said that it cannot launch an investigation into alleged crimes committed by the Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Syria, as the countries had not signed its founding Rome Statute that would give the court jurisdiction.
ISIS recruiting jihadists in Afghanistan's Taliban territory  Apr 7, 3:33 pm
Washington, April 7 (ANI): The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has been reportedly recruiting jihadists in the Taliban territory in Afghanistan as the U.S. prepares to withdraw troops and Taliban strives to maintain its influence in the region.
Pope Francis calls for 'peace above all' in Iraq, Syria in his Easter message  Apr 6, 10:35 am
London, April 6 (ANI): In his Easter "Urbi et Orbi" message, Pope Francis has called for "peace" above all in Syria and Iraq.
IS militants set ablaze boxes of chicken sent by US for starving Syrians  Apr 4, 3:53 pm
London, Apr 04 (ANI): The Islamic State (IS) militants have destroyed boxes of chicken, meant for starving Syrian children, by setting them ablaze.
IS threatens to 'jail, behead' men wearing 'skinny jeans' in Syrian stronghold of Raqqa  Apr 4, 12:12 pm
London, Apr 04 (ANI): The Islamic State (IS) jihadists have reportedly imposed another strict law in the Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, under which men caught wearing "skinny jeans" will be sent to jail or even beheaded.
Syrian crisis: UN official warns Syria at `dangerous tipping point`  Apr 3, 5:04 pm
Washington, Apr 03 (ANI): A United Nations official has warned that Syria has now reached a "dangerous tipping point" after being embroiled in a four and a half-year-long civil war.
Syrian President Assad 'open' to talks with US, says coalition airstrikes not defeating IS  Mar 30, 1:33 pm
Washington, March 30 (ANI): Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said that he is "open" to talks with the United States adding that the US-led coalition airstrikes against Islamic State (IS) is not defeating the militant group.
Islamist rebels in Syria capture north-western city of Idlib from govt forces  Mar 29, 10:03 am
London, March 29 (ANI): Islamist rebels in Syria have taken over the north-western city of Idlib from the forces of government, said monitors.
Bashar al-Assad says 'open to dialogue' with US  Mar 27, 10:45 am
Washington, March 27 (ANI): Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said that he is "open to any dialogue" with the United States regarding anything which is based on "mutual respect".
IS recruited at least 400 child soldiers in Syria in last three months, says monitoring group  Mar 25, 11:08 am
Karachi, March 25 (ANI): Islamic State (IS) militants have recruited at least 400 child soldiers in the past three months and given them military training and hardline indoctrination in Syria, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Canada to expand anti-IS air strikes campaign into Syria  Mar 25, 9:53 am
London, March 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said that the nation will expand its air strike campaign against the Islamic State (IS) into Syria.
IS militants launch online guide for Australian jihadists on how to reach Syrian frontline  Mar 23, 11:48 am
Sydney, March 23 (ANI): Islamic State (IS) militants have introduced a new online guide for Australian jihadists on how to flee the country and reach the frontline in Syria to join the terror group.
UN envoy warns Yemen's 'protracted conflict' may turn into civil war  Mar 23, 10:18 am
London, March 23 (ANI): The United Nations' special envoy has warned that Yemen crisis may become "protracted in the vein of an Iraq, Syria, Libya combined scenario."
IS reduces Christian, Shia Muslim shrines to 'rubble' in Iraq  Mar 21, 10:53 am
London, March 21 (ANI): In an attack that marked the latest blow to Iraq's religious and cultural heritage, the Islamic State (IS) has apparently destroyed Christian and Shia Muslim shrines in northern Iraq, including a fourth-century memorial built by an Assyrian king.
Young women in Syria 'being passed' amid older jihadists at rate of 'one a week'  Mar 18, 4:27 pm
London, March 18 (ANI): A former Islamic State (IS) militant has revealed that young Muslim women travelling to Syria to marry jihadists are being passed between men at the rate of one husband a week.
'Lost' 13.77 mln dollar US drone in Syria raises fears its technology might fall into enemies' hands  Mar 18, 12:12 pm
London, March 18 (ANI): The United States has lost one of its unmanned aircrafts (UAV) while it was flying over Syria's Latakia province and was shot down by the country's air defences.
Expert warns IS to get more brutal as militants' grip loosens in Iraq, Syria  Mar 15, 11:40 am
London, Mar 15 (ANI): An expert has warned that the Islamic State (IS) will get more brutal in the coming time witnessing loss in their key strongholds in Iraq and Syria.
CIA Chief warns IS has 'snowballed' beyond Iraq, Syria  Mar 15, 10:47 am
Washington, March 15 (ANI): Central Investigative Agency (CIA) Director John Brennan has warned that the Islamic State (IS) has "snowballed" beyond Iraq and Syria, adding that at least 20,000 jihadists from over 90 countries have joined the ranks of the terror group, several thousand of them from Western nations, including the United States.
Offensive to retake Tikrit vital to roll back IS' gain in Iraq, Syria, say analysts  Mar 13, 12:06 pm
Washington, March 13 (ANI): According to Iraqi officials and outside analysts, the Tikrit offensive against Islamic State (IS) militants to retake the strategically located city is vital to roll back IS' gains in Iraq and Syria.
Analysts say retaking 'strategic' Tikrit could play 'outsized role' in anti-IS campaign  Mar 13, 10:37 am
Washington, March 13 (ANI): The strategic Iraqi town of Tikrit could play an "outsized role" in the larger campaign to push back Islamic State (IS) from Iraq and Syria, Iraqi officials and outside analysts said.