Kurds hold off Islamic State in Kobani; fighters strike in Iraq
The top US military officer suggested that Washington may increase its role 'advising and assisting' Iraqi troops on the ground in future.
Kurds battle for heart of Kobani as UN fears for civilians
The pre-dawn attack came after the IS militants overran the Kurdish headquarters in the border town on Friday.
If Kobani falls, will Obama's Syria strategy collapse too?
If the Islamic State seizes full control of the city it would be able to boast that it has withstood American air power.
UN envoy calls on Turkey to prevent Srebrenica-style massacre in Kobani
While much of the population has already fled the Islamic State offensive, 500-700 mostly elderly people are still sheltering in Kobani.
Islamic State seizes large areas of key Syrian town despite US-led airstrikes
The UN says only a few hundred inhabitants remain in Kobani but the town's defenders say the battle will end in a massacre if Islamic State prevails.
Syrian Kurds say airstrikes push IS militants back from Kobani (LIVE BLOG)
Islamic State had been advancing on the strategically important town from three sides and pounding it with artillery despite dogged resistance from heavily outgunned Kurdish forces.
Kurds battle IS for key Syria town as fire spills over border
A Syrian Kurdish official said IS fighters were less than a mile from Kobane and air strikes alone won't stop them.
Parents of American held by Islamic State appeal for his release
Peter Kassig, 26, was threatened in a video issued Friday by Islamic State militants.
Islamic State pounds key Syrian town after slaying Briton
Kurdish fighters backed by US-led air strikes held back jihadists attacking a Syrian border town Saturday.
Horror in Britain over IS hostage beheading
Prime Minister David Cameron led tributes to the 47-year-old taxi driver who went to the region as a volunteer to deliver aid.
Islamic State says it has executed British hostage Alan Henning
In the 1-minute video, the Islamic State also revealed another hostage: American Peter Kassig.
The ferryman of Istanbul helps Syrian refugees
One man has made it his mission to help his Palestinian Syrian countrymen find safe harbor.
On Location Video: The Yazidi men and boys who survived an Islamic State execution
In village after village last month in Iraq, the Islamic State killed scores of Yazidi men. A few lived to tell about it.
Captured by the Islamic State, these two teenagers went through hell. Then they ran
Sara and Leila both survived the mass capture of Yazidi women and children in Iraq last month. These are their stories.
Obama says US underestimated Islamic State, while Al Nusra Front says West will be attacked
Monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said US-led airstrikes struck a grain silo in northern Syria, killing civilians.
US-led air strikes hit oil refineries in IS territory
The coalition raids destroyed three makeshift oil refineries in Islamic State-controlled territory in Syria.
Islamic State defies air strikes, shells Syrian Kurdish town
US said air strikes destroyed an IS building and two armed vehicles near the border town of Kobani.
5 questions we should be asking about this Syria operation
But maybe we don’t want to hear the answers.
No, Russia will not be helping the US strike IS in Syria
Ukraine isn’t the only major argument between Moscow and Washington.
Brazil and Ecuador come out against airstrikes in Syria
The South American governments are calling the air campaign against Islamist militants a violation of Syria's sovereignty — even if Assad seems to be welcoming the help.
Watch: A very brave Syrian woman is said to have secretly filmed life under Islamic State rule
Welcome to Raqqa.
Wary of US-led bombings, Syrians in Egypt say Assad is the real threat
'The crimes of Bashar are worse than the crimes of the Islamic State. They’re more merciful than the regime.'
This is the appalling human rights record of the US coalition bombing Syria
The rap sheets for these countries include arbitrary detentions, torture and beheading. Sound familiar?
What the fall of Raqqa might mean for those threatened by IS rule
Could the US bombing in Syria be the start of the Islamic State's demise?
‘Please, please don’t kill him': British Muslims offer pleas for IS hostage
The Islamic State's most recent threat, to British taxi driver Alan Henning, has drawn deeply personal appeals.
8 reminders of how horrible Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been to his people
Despite all these examples of brutality, the US didn't intervene. So why is it stepping in now?
The United States and Arab allies have begun bombing Islamic State positions in Syria
The strikes reportedly hit Raqqa, the city in northern Syria that has become the militants' stronghold, and other targets.
45,000 Syrian Kurds have crossed into Turkey over the last 24 hours
Islamic State fighters have seized dozens of villages close to the border, prompting the flight of thousands.
49 Turkish hostages held by the Islamic State are released
The 49 Turkish citizens were held hostage for more than 100 days by IS militants.
Nearly 50 people were killed in Syrian airstrikes on Homs, monitoring group says
The death toll from the bombardment on Talbiseh is expected to rise because dozens of people including children were in critical condition, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Will China help Obama fight the Islamic State?
Analysis: The terror group’s global reach tests Beijing’s longstanding vow not to interfere.