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Islamic State recruits thousands from Central Asia: expert
Islamic State recruits thousands from Central Asia: expert

Canadian expert Rafal Rohozynsky claims that the Islamic State has already recruited thousands of Central Asian nationals.

Islamic State recruits thousands from Central Asia: expert
Obama and Erdogan promise to intensify IS fight in Syria
Obama and Erdogan promise to intensify IS fight in Syria

US President Barack Obama called his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan and they pledged to step up the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria.

Obama and Erdogan promise to intensify IS fight in Syria
Kurd woman leading Kobane battle against IS: activists
Kurd woman leading Kobane battle against IS: activists

A Kurdish woman fighter is leading the battle against Islamic State jihadists in the Syrian battleground town of Kobane.

Kurd woman leading Kobane battle against IS: activists
White House walks back talk of Syria-Turkey buffer zone
White House walks back talk of Syria-Turkey buffer zone

The White House denied it was planning to create a safe haven along Turkey's border with Syria.

White House walks back talk of Syria-Turkey buffer zone
PM says 'no one has right' to criticise Turkey on Syria
PM says 'no one has right' to criticise Turkey on Syria

Turkish Prime Minister said no one has the right to criticise Ankara on Syria, after US Vice President accused Turkey of financing and even arming jihadists.

PM says 'no one has right' to criticise Turkey on Syria
Turkey warns will hit back if IS attacks Syria exclave
Turkey warns will hit back if IS attacks Syria exclave

Turkey warned it would not hesitate to strike back at Islamic State jihadists if they attacked Turkish troops stationed at Ankara's exclave inside Syria.

Turkey warns will hit back if IS attacks Syria exclave
Turkey submits request to parliament for Syria, Iraq military action
Turkey submits request to parliament for Syria, Iraq military action

The Turkish government said it has asked parliament to authorise military action in Iraq and Syria to halt the advance of Islamic State (IS) jihadists.

Turkey submits request to parliament for Syria, Iraq military action
Turkey deploys tanks to border as lawmakers to consider anti-IS action
Turkey deploys tanks to border as lawmakers to consider anti-IS action

Turkey deployed tanks and armoured vehicles to reinforce its border with Syria amid escalating violence by the Islamic State group.

Turkey deploys tanks to border as lawmakers to consider anti-IS action
US-led strikes hit IS oil targets as Britain joins coalition
US-led strikes hit IS oil targets as Britain joins coalition

US aircraft were flying "near continuous" bombing raids against Islamic State militants in Syria.

US-led strikes hit IS oil targets as Britain joins coalition
IS fighters close in on Syria border town as thousands flee
IS fighters close in on Syria border town as thousands flee

Islamic State militants closed in on Syria's third-largest Kurdish town as tens of thousands fled in terror across the border into Turkey.

IS fighters close in on Syria border town as thousands flee
Turkey disappoints West with low-key role in IS fight
Turkey disappoints West with low-key role in IS fight

Blamed by some for prompting the rise of the Islamic State insurgency, Turkey has finally taken steps to tighten its borders with Iraq and Syria.

Turkey disappoints West with low-key role in IS fight
'France does not pay ransoms,' says Hollande
'France does not pay ransoms,' says Hollande

French President Francois Hollande said that "France does not pay ransoms" for hostages, nor does it exchange prisoners.

'France does not pay ransoms,' says Hollande
Barack Obama. © RIA Novosti
Obama and US lawmakers turn up heat on IS

Barack Obama and US lawmakers ratcheted up the pressure on the IS, the president declaring there was no hiding place for the jihadists.

Obama and US lawmakers turn up heat on IS
Militants from Central Asia forming new ethnic groups in Syria: political expert
Militants from Central Asia forming new ethnic groups in Syria: political expert

According to some open Syrian sources, the Islamists troops comprise around 250 Kazakhstan-born, 100 Kyrgyzstan-born, 190 Tajikistan-born, 500 Uzbekistan-born and around 360 Turkmenistan-born militants.

Militants from Central Asia forming new ethnic groups in Syria: political expert
Hollande says 'no time to lose' in fighting IS
Hollande says 'no time to lose' in fighting IS

Francois Hollande said there was "no time to lose" in fighting jihadists in Iraq and called for a total backing for moderate rebels in Syria.

Hollande says 'no time to lose' in fighting IS
UN Security Council blasts 'heinous' murder of British aid worker
UN Security Council blasts 'heinous' murder of British aid worker

The UN Security Council condemned the "heinous and cowardly murder" of British aid worker David Haines by an Islamic State militant.

UN Security Council blasts 'heinous' murder of British aid worker
U.S. journalist James Foley. ©Reuters
Family of slain US reporter launches foundation

The family of James Foley, the US reporter murdered by Islamist militants in Syria, launched a foundation in his name to support kidnap victims.

Family of slain US reporter launches foundation
White House spokesman Josh Earnest. ©Reuters
White House makes it official : US "at war" with IS

The White House declared the United States was at war with Islamic State radicals, seeking to rub out another semantic flap over its Syria policy.

White House makes it official : US "at war" with IS
White House insists Obama authorized to strike IS
White House insists Obama authorized to strike IS

The White House insisted that President Barack Obama was authorized to strike the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria under a law passed by Congress.

White House insists Obama authorized to strike IS
What will the US-led war against jihadists look like?
What will the US-led war against jihadists look like?

Barack Obama's vow to take the fight to jihadists will expand a US-led air war already underway and likely require deploying more special forces.

What will the US-led war against jihadists look like?