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Russia agrees on safe zone mechanism with Syrian rebels

Jul 22, 2017 - 8:24 PM

'Agreements have been signed on how the Eastern Ghouta de-escalation zone will function,' says Russia's defense ministry

Russia agrees on safe zone mechanism with Syrian rebels

Via Telegram, Western Union: How ISIS in Syria funded Marawi terrorists

Jul 21, 2017 - 7:00 PM

A report from the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict details how funds are transferred from the Middle East to the Philippines, and how foreign fighters are recruited to join the siege

Via Telegram, Western Union: How ISIS in Syria funded Marawi terrorists

Marawi inspired, strengthened pro-ISIS fighters in region – report

Jul 21, 2017 - 11:49 AM

The Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict says the Marawi conflict has long-term repercussions for extremism in Southeast Asia, including greater cooperation among extremists, and more violent attacks

Marawi inspired, strengthened pro-ISIS fighters in region – report

UN Syria envoy hails small gains in latest peace talks

Jul 15, 2017 - 8:29 AM

United Nations mediator Staffan de Mistura plans to convene an 8th round of talks in early September and instructs all sides, including the regime, to be ready to tackle the flashpoint issue of political transition

UN Syria envoy hails small gains in latest peace talks

Federal judge weakens Trump travel ban

Jul 14, 2017 - 3:29 PM

(UPDATED) The decision by Judge Derrick Watson is a victory for opponents of the ban, which the Trump administration says is necessary to keep out terrorists

Federal judge weakens Trump travel ban

Quiet as southern Syria ceasefire begins ahead of talks

Jul 10, 2017 - 11:15 AM

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says clashes and shelling have halted in the 3 southern provinces covered by the truce: Daraa, Quneitra, and Sweida

Quiet as southern Syria ceasefire begins ahead of talks

Iraqi PM hails victory over 'brutality and terrorism' in Mosul

Jul 10, 2017 - 8:02 AM

(UPDATED) Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi hails the retaking of Mosul – where ISIS dealt Iraqi troops a devastating defeat three years ago – as a key moment in the war against the jihadists

Iraqi PM hails victory over 'brutality and terrorism' in Mosul

U.S., Russia agree on ceasefire in southwest Syria

Jul 08, 2017 - 10:03 AM

The agreement includes areas that have seen Israel retaliate for stray fire into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights from recent clashes between Syrian regime forces and rebel fighters

U.S., Russia agree on ceasefire in southwest Syria

U.S. ready to work with Russia on Syria 'no-fly zones' – Tillerson

Jul 06, 2017 - 10:32 AM

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Russia has a 'special responsibility' to help create stability on the ground – or risk hobbling the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS) group

U.S. ready to work with Russia on Syria 'no-fly zones' – Tillerson

Russia says no final deal on Syria safe zones

Jul 05, 2017 - 11:02 PM

Russian delegation head Alexander Lavrentiev says documents outlining how the four safe zones should work 'need finalizing' despite being 'essentially agreed' between the 3 key powerbrokers.

Russia says no final deal on Syria safe zones

Trump, world leaders head into stormy G20 summit

Jul 05, 2017 - 11:29 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The year's biggest diplomatic event outside the UN will also provide a stage for other world leaders muscling for power and regional influence

Trump, world leaders head into stormy G20 summit

U.S.-backed forces breach ISIS defenses in heart of Syria's Raqa

Jul 04, 2017 - 11:55 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The landmark advance in ISIS's notorious Syria bastion comes as the jihadists face an expected defeat within days in Iraq's second city Mosul

U.S.-backed forces breach ISIS defenses in heart of Syria's Raqa

Damascus bomber kills 18 after car chase

Jul 02, 2017 - 3:32 PM

(3rd UPDATE) At least 12 other people are wounded in the blast at the eastern Tahrir Square district in Damascus, Syria

Damascus bomber kills 18 after car chase

Mosul victory in 'days' as ISIS falls back in Syria

Jun 30, 2017 - 9:11 PM

(UPDATED) ISIS, which declared a cross-border 'caliphate' encompassing swathes of Iraq and Syria 3 years ago, is now facing twin offensives in Mosul and Raqa, its two most emblematic strongholds

Mosul victory in 'days' as ISIS falls back in Syria

U.S.-backed forces cut off last ISIS escape route from Raqa

Jun 30, 2017 - 2:36 PM

But ISIS fighters hit back with a counterattack that included several suicide bombings against the Syrian Democratic Forces, an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters trying to seize control of the city

U.S.-backed forces cut off last ISIS escape route from Raqa

U.S. 6-country travel ban takes effect with few exceptions for relatives

Jun 30, 2017 - 8:21 AM

(UPDATED) Hawaii has asked federal district Judge Derrick Watson to clarify the scope of the travel and refugee bans in the Pacific island state

U.S. 6-country travel ban takes effect with few exceptions for relatives

Dozens dead in U.S.-led strikes on jihadist-run Syrian prison

Jun 27, 2017 - 9:24 PM

Monday's strikes hit an ISIS-run jail in Syria's Mayadeen at dawn, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor

Dozens dead in U.S.-led strikes on jihadist-run Syrian prison

Terrorists used water route to beat Philippine offensive – army

Jun 27, 2017 - 5:55 PM

Military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jo-ar Herrera says the route was discovered following the arrest of a man who used a boat to smuggle ammunition into the battle zone and ferry wounded terrorists out

Terrorists used water route to beat Philippine offensive – army

US says Assad may be preparing chemical attack

Jun 27, 2017 - 10:47 AM

(UPDATED) The White House says the preparations are similar to those undertaken by the Assad regime ahead of an apparent chemical attack on a rebel-held town

US says Assad may be preparing chemical attack

The week in photos: June 17-23, 2017

Jun 24, 2017 - 7:18 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

The week in photos: June 17-23, 2017

472 civilians dead in month of U.S.-led Syria strikes – monitor

Jun 23, 2017 - 6:31 PM

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the period between May 23 and June 23 saw the highest civilian death toll in coalition raids for a single month since they began on September 23, 2014

472 civilians dead in month of U.S.-led Syria strikes – monitor

Australia sends spy planes to Mindanao

Jun 23, 2017 - 8:55 AM

Canberra, which has an extensive defense cooperation program with Manila, says two high-tech AP-3C Orion aircraft will provide surveillance support to the Philippine military

Australia sends spy planes to Mindanao

U.S.-led coalition downs Iran-made drone in Syria

Jun 21, 2017 - 7:52 AM

The incident prompts growing international concern over rising tensions between the the US-led coalition and pro-Syrian-regime forces

U.S.-led coalition downs Iran-made drone in Syria

Russia warns U.S. after Syrian warplane downed

Jun 20, 2017 - 7:20 AM

The downing of the jet and Russia's response come as the US-led coalition and allied fighters battle to oust the Islamic State (ISIS) jihadist group from its Syrian bastion Raqa

Russia warns U.S. after Syrian warplane downed

Iran says its missiles into Syria hit ISIS targets

Jun 19, 2017 - 3:09 PM

The June 18 strike comes after twin attacks in Tehran on June 7 killed 17 people, in the first attacks in the Islamic republic claimed by ISIS

Iran says its missiles into Syria hit ISIS targets

Numbers tell staggering story of EU migrant crisis

Jun 18, 2017 - 12:58 PM

Where are these people coming from, where are they going, how many have died, and how many will be allowed to stay?

Numbers tell staggering story of EU migrant crisis

The week in photos: June 10-16, 2017

Jun 17, 2017 - 8:11 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

The week in photos: June 10-16, 2017

Daunting aid challenges as civilians flee Syria's Raqa

Jun 14, 2017 - 10:39 AM

A key problem is getting aid supplies to the relatively remote desert region in Syria's north, with just a trickle of assistance currently crossing from neighboring Turkey and Iraq

Daunting aid challenges as civilians flee Syria's Raqa

U.S. appeals court upholds block on Trump travel ban

Jun 13, 2017 - 7:48 AM

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit keeps in place a lower court injunction on the ban, arguing the president has overstepped his authority and his executive order discriminated against travelers based on their nationality

U.S. appeals court upholds block on Trump travel ban

U.S.-backed Syria force advances in Raqa, battles for base

Jun 12, 2017 - 1:15 AM

The Syrian Democratic Forces says its fighters had 'liberated the neighborhood of Al-Romaniya on the western front of Raqa'

U.S.-backed Syria force advances in Raqa, battles for base

U.S. man convicted after agreeing to be ISIS suicide bomber

Jun 08, 2017 - 8:02 PM

Mohamad Jamal Khweis will be sentenced on October 13, and faces a mandatory minimum of 5 years and a maximum of life in prison

U.S. man convicted after agreeing to be ISIS suicide bomber

U.S.-backed fighters thrust into ISIS bastion Raqa

Jun 06, 2017 - 5:25 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The attack on the northern city at the heart of ISIS' Syrian territory has been 7 months in the making and is backed by air support, military advisers and weapons deliveries from the US-led coalition

U.S.-backed fighters thrust into ISIS bastion Raqa

Joint patrols off Mindanao to counter ISIS threats – Malaysia

Jun 03, 2017 - 4:24 PM

Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia will launch joint patrols off the waters of Mindanao, following the clash that erupted between the government and ISIS-inspired Maute group in Marawi City

Joint patrols off Mindanao to counter ISIS threats – Malaysia

Don't lump us together with U.S. in climate pact rejection – Nicaragua eco-group

Jun 03, 2017 - 12:45 PM

Trump's announcement means America, war-torn Syria and Nicaragua are now the only countries to reject the hard-won climate accord, although for very different reasons

Don't lump us together with U.S. in climate pact rejection – Nicaragua eco-group

Duterte to visit wake of Resorts World attack victims

Jun 03, 2017 - 7:12 AM

The President is expected to condole with the families of those who died from the attack in a Pasay City funeral home on Saturday night

Duterte to visit wake of Resorts World attack victims

Russian warship, sub fire cruise missiles at ISIS in Syria – Moscow

May 31, 2017 - 8:16 PM

The frigate Admiral Essen and submarine Krasnodar carry out 4 strikes against military hardware and fighters from the jihadist group who had left its de-facto capital Raqa

Russian warship, sub fire cruise missiles at ISIS in Syria – Moscow

Baghdad blasts kill 27 as Iraq forces battle ISIS in Mosul

May 30, 2017 - 5:11 PM

(UPDATED) A suicide bomber blows up a vehicle near an ice cream shop, and a car bomb explodes near one of Baghdad's main bridges

Baghdad blasts kill 27 as Iraq forces battle ISIS in Mosul

Macron, Putin hold 'frank' talks on Syria, Ukraine

May 29, 2017 - 8:57 PM

(UPDATED) France's President Emmanuel Macron and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin seek to improve their countries' strained ties

Macron, Putin hold 'frank' talks on Syria, Ukraine

Ramadan begins for world's Muslims, violently for some

May 27, 2017 - 11:26 PM

Although for many, Ramadan is a time for families to gather and break the fast with an iftar meal at sunset and socialize, this year it has been marked by violence

Ramadan begins for world's Muslims, violently for some

ISIS claims deadly attack on Egypt Christians

May 27, 2017 - 8:44 PM

The jihadist group claims in a statement that its fighters 'set up a checkpoint' for the Christians as they headed to the monastery, then killing them and setting one of their vehicles on fire

ISIS claims deadly attack on Egypt Christians

Putin, Macron to air tough issues at Versailles meet

May 27, 2017 - 3:58 PM

French President Emmanuel Macron says it is essential to 'keep dialogue open with Moscow'

Putin, Macron to air tough issues at Versailles meet

Egypt hits jihadists after attack on Christians kills 28

May 27, 2017 - 7:37 AM

No group has yet claimed responsibility for attacking the bus

Egypt hits jihadists after attack on Christians kills 28

New US-led Syria strike kills 80 relatives of ISIS fighters – monitor

May 26, 2017 - 8:56 PM

'The toll includes 33 children. They were families seeking refuge in the town's municipal building,' says Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

New US-led Syria strike kills 80 relatives of ISIS fighters – monitor

UK Election campaign resumes after Manchester attack

May 26, 2017 - 12:59 PM

Analysts say Prime Minister Theresa May could benefit at the UK polls from the shift in focus ahead of the general election on June 8

UK Election campaign resumes after Manchester attack

Rappler Talk: Rohan Gunaratna on ISIS in the Philippines

May 25, 2017 - 3:25 PM

Watch our interview with terrorism expert Rohan Gunaratna live

Rappler Talk: Rohan Gunaratna on ISIS in the Philippines

FAST FACTS: What you should know about the Maute Group

May 24, 2017 - 12:50 PM

The ISIS-inspired Maute group has been active in recent months as it seeks the support of the international terror group

FAST FACTS: What you should know about the Maute Group

ISIS in Syria 'executes' 19 civilians, including children – monitor

May 20, 2017 - 10:23 PM

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says ISIS fighters entered Jazrat al-Boushams village and executed civilians there, including 2 women and 2 children

ISIS in Syria 'executes' 19 civilians, including children – monitor

U.S.-led warplanes hit Syria forces

May 19, 2017 - 10:03 AM

The strike by the coalition fighting the Islamic State group happens on the same day ISIS jihadists killed more than 50 people in attacks on two government-held villages elsewhere in the country

U.S.-led warplanes hit Syria forces

Syrian sides agree to new UN process on constitution

May 19, 2017 - 8:26 AM

Representatives of Syria's government and opposition High Negotiations Committee are in Switzerland for the 6th round of UN-backed peace negotiations, but there has been no sign of progress

Syrian sides agree to new UN process on constitution

ISIS kills more than 50 people in Syria assault

May 18, 2017 - 11:40 PM

The Observatory says ISIS seized control of Aqareb and part of Al-Mabujeh in the attack, which began with heavy shelling on a nearby regime checkpoint

ISIS kills more than 50 people in Syria assault