Turkey holds security meet after speculation on Syria action
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan chaired a top security meeting Monday as media speculated that Ankara was planning a military intervention in Syria.
Death toll from Islamic State's attack on Kobani rises to 223
The attack ranks as one of the worst massacres carried out by the group.
Islamic State kills at least 145 civilians in Syria's Kobani
US-MIDEAST-CRISIS-SYRIA:Islamic State kills at least 145 civilians in Syria's Kobani
Obama admits US government let down hostage families (VIDEO)
Will a new set of policies do enough to help the relatives of captives held abroad?
Lured by IS, this Frenchwoman details her harrowing journey
'You are not allowed to call your parents, you have no access to the Internet, everything is forbidden.'
The Islamic State is apparently mining ancient ruins in Syria now
Islamic State militants have laid landmines and explosives at the site of the ancient ruins in Syria's Palmyra, a Syrian human rights groups says.
Refugees are 'normal people who live in exceptional circumstances,' the UN reminds us
This World Refugee Day, there are a record number of people displaced across the planet.
The US is helping Syria's Kurds achieve a long-held dream (whether it wants to or not)
US air strikes are helping the Kurds consolidate control of key territories in Syria. But Washington opposes any move towards autonomy.
Greek islanders are breaking the law to help thousands of desperate migrants
Some 20,000 refugees have arrived in Lesvos since January. But the island struggles to cope, lacking funds and manpower.
Syria chlorine gas attacks renew calls for no-fly zone
A harrowing video of doctors frantically trying to save pale, limp children after a chlorine gas attack in Syria shocked US lawmakers Wednesday.
'Living with fear': Syrian refugees recall IS-ruled Tal Abyad
Amputations ordered by a sharia court. Black-clad police patrolling the streets. Living in a climate of constant fear.
Kurdish forces have nearly taken a key Syrian town from IS. Meanwhile, civilians flee
The advance is a blow to the Islamic State, which had been battling to hold onto Tal Abyad and preserve its main supply line between Raqaa and the Turkish border.
It's not looking good for the world's most distinguished terrorist group
This is the current state of Al Qaeda.
These are just a few of the groups the Islamic State has persecuted
To the Islamic State, pretty much everyone is a target.
American Keith Broomfield killed in Syria, State Department says
NBC News reported Broomfield was in Syria fighting alongside Kurdish forces against Islamic State militants.
How to defeat the Islamic State, according to Republican presidential candidates
Analysis: First, get more bombs.
Al Qaeda's Syria branch seeks image makeover in West
Al-Nusra Front leader Abu Mohamed al-Jolani vowed to protect religious minorities in a rare television interview.
Syria wants more Iraqi coordination in Islamic State fight
Syria has criticized the US-led raids to date as ineffective, but has not opposed them.
IS cements grip on Iraq-Syria border in jihadist surge
They now hold roughly 50 percent of the territory in Syria.
It's been a very good week for the Islamic State
The terrorist group has taken over two key cities in two different countries in the last week.
U.S. admits two children killed in Islamic State campaign
US-MIDEAST-CRISIS-CASUALTIES-USA:U.S. admits two children killed in Islamic State campaign
The Syrian conflict was destroying Palmyra well before the Islamic State showed up
The Islamic State has blown up the ancient Baalshamin temple. The group is finishing what four years of conflict started.
Syria antiquities chief urges world to save Palmyra
The world must act to save Palmyra, Syria's antiquities chief said Thursday, accusing the international community of standing by as the Islamic State jihadist group seized the anci
Islamic State says it has full control of Syria's Palmyra
US-MIDEAST-CRISIS-SYRIA:Islamic State says it has full control of Syria's Palmyra
Refugees in Egypt say getting to Europe is worth risking their lives
Getting on a smuggler’s boat is easy. Making it across the Mediterranean is harder.
The Islamic State takes another major Iraqi city
You might remember Ramadi. More than 1,300 American soldiers and Marines died there after the 2003 US invasion of Iraq.
Assad, under pressure, may need his friends more than ever
US-MIDEAST-CRISIS-SYRIA-INSIGHT:Assad, under pressure, may need his friends more than ever
OK, so there was a ground raid. But who's winning the war?
The raid that captured a key Islamic State leader in Syria is being touted as a serious blow to the militant organization. The truth is we don't really know.
With swoop on Islamic State compound, US commandos seek to disrupt financing
US-MIDEAST-CRISIS-USA-RAID:With swoop on Islamic State compound, U.S. commandos seek to disrupt financing
US commandos kill top IS leader in Syria raid
US special forces killed a senior Islamic State leader in a raid in eastern Syria, the White House said Saturday, as jihadists closed in on Syria's ancient Palmyra and Ramadi.
US says did not warn Syrian government of Islamic State raid
"The US government did not coordinate with the Syrian regime, nor did we advise them in advance of this operation," said a White House National Security Council spokesperson.