The number of Syrian refugees now tops 4 million, UN says
Officials say this is the biggest refugee population from a single conflict in a generation.
The Pentagon is bragging about destroying war machines the Islamic State probably got from the US
The US military wants you to know that it has blown up lots of things in Iraq and Syria. It doesn't mention how the Islamic State got all these things.
IS video shows mass execution in ruins of Syria's Palmyra
The Islamic State group on Saturday released a video showing 25 Syrian government soldiers being executed by teenagers in the ancient amphitheater in the city of Palmyra.
Syrian rebels execute Islamic State fighters while wearing the orange jumpsuits of their victims
A Syrian rebel group operating around Damascus has executed 18 alleged members of the Islamic State group in a video mimicking the extremist organisation's own productions.
Islamic State beheads female civilians for first time in Syria: Monitor
The group also 'crucified' five men in al-Mayadeen for eating during daylight hours of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The Islamic State is growing and evolving. The strategy for fighting it? Not so much
Analysis: Recent brazen attacks seem to indicate that IS ideology is metastasizing.
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 reportedly blown up the Arch of Triumph. 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.