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  1. 1. news | 26 Feb 2015

    220 Assyrian Christians 'abducted by IS in Syria'

    By AFP

    » BEIRUT - Islamic State group jihadists have abducted 220 Assyrian Christians from villages in northeastern Syria in recent days, a monitoring group said Thursday, more than twice as many as previously reported.

  2. 2. news | 26 Feb 2015

    Libya could be next Syria, foreign minister warns

    By AFP

    » PARIS - Libya's Foreign Minister Mohamed Dayri has called for Western military support, saying the growing threat from jihadist groups threatened to turn his country into another Syria.

  3. 3. news | 25 Feb 2015

    Christians flee jihadists after Syria kidnappings

    By AFP

    » BEIRUT - The kidnapping of dozens of Assyrian Christians by the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria has prompted an exodus of terrified families fleeing their homes, activists said Wednesday.

  4. 4. news | 24 Feb 2015

    IS jihadists kidnap 90 Christians in Syria: monitor

    By AFP

    » BEIRUT - Jihadists from the Islamic State group have kidnapped at least 90 Assyrian Christians in northeast Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday.

  5. 5. news | 22 Feb 2015

    Turkey evacuates troops guarding tomb inside Syria: PM

    By AFP

    » ANKARA - A group of Turkish soldiers entered Syria in a successful operation to repatriate troops guarding a Turkish enclave surrounded by Islamic State (IS) militants, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Sunday.

  6. 6. news | 18 Feb 2015

    Syria regime ready for Aleppo ceasefire, UN envoy says

    By AFP

    » BEIRUT - The UN's Syria envoy said Damascus is willing to facilitate a humanitarian ceasefire by halting fire on Aleppo, where regime troops are engaged in a new offensive to encircle embattled rebels.

  7. 7. news | 12 Feb 2015

    Japan journalist condemns Syria passport confiscation

    By AFP

    » TOKYO - A Japanese journalist accused the government of muzzling the press after officials confiscated his passport to stop him from travelling to war-torn Syria.

  8. 8. news | 10 Feb 2015

    Syria 'informed' about US-led strikes on IS: Assad

    By AFP

    » BEIRUT - President Bashar al-Assad said Damascus was being informed about US-led air strikes against jihadists in Syria and that they could help his government if they were "more serious".

  9. 9. news | 08 Feb 2015

    Japan seizes passport of journalist trying to visit Syria: reports

    By AFP

    » TOKYO - Japan has seized the passport of a journalist planning to travel to Syria following the brutal killing of two Japanese hostages by the Islamic State group there, local media said Sunday.

  10. 10. news | 08 Feb 2015

    Coalition bombs IS 'capital' in Syria

    By AFP

    » Coalition warplanes pounded a stronghold of the Islamic State group in Syria Saturday amid uncertainty over the fate of a US hostage the jihadists claim was killed in an earlier raid.

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