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crime & courts

Photo: Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg leaves a London jail after UK court dropped charges he attended Syrian terror training camp - @Sezzakern

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North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NATO's new Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says alliance's mutual defense clause would be applied if Turkey was in any way attacked - @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

Toll from twin blasts in Syria's Homs rises to 31, governor says - @AFP

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Syrian civil war

Photo: The aftermath of twin bombings near a school in Syria's central city of Homs; an official says at least 17 people, including 10 children, were killed in the attacks - @CBCWorldNews

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Syrian civil war

More: Erdogan says removal of the Assad government and the territorial integrity of Syria will remain a priority for Turkey, as will the return of more than 1.5 million Syrian refugees - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Syrian official: 17 people killed, including 10 children, in car bombs near Homs school - @AP

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United Nations General Assembly 2014

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem tells UN: US policy of arming, funding, training rebels 'is a real recipe for the increase of violence and terrorism' - @thecourier

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

US military says it targeted Islamic State vehicles adjacent to grain storage facility in Syria; says no evidence of civilian casualties - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

President Obama in '60 Minutes' interview says he recognizes contradiction as US-led military campaign against Islamic State helps Syrian dictator Bashar Assad - @NBCNews

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Monitoring group says leader of Khorasan group apparently killed in airstrike - @csmonitor

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice met with Syrian Opposition Coalition yesterday and explained that US and partner airstrikes are targeted at Islamic State; reiterated that President Bashar al-Assad has lost all legitimacy - statement

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

President Tayyip Erdogan says Turkish troops could be used to help set up safe zone in Syria - @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

Attorney General Eric Holder: The al-Qaida-affiliated Khorasan Group was in the 'execution phase of a plot' - @NBCNews

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Editor's note: Seeing tweets about new air attacks in and near Raqqa, Syria; looking for confirmation. - Tom

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Joint Chiefs Chair Martin Dempsey says only force that can fight the Islamic State 'would be comprised of Iraqis, Kurds and moderate Syrian opposition' - @AP

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

More: Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey says 12,000 to 15,000 Syrian opposition fighters would be needed to recapture lost territory in eastern Syria - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the US is 'in process' of setting up a vetting system for Syrian opposition fighters - @JasonUkman

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Syrian civil war

Police in Cyprus persuade nearly 300 migrants, thought to be Syrian refugees, to disembark from cruise ship that rescued them - @BBCBreaking

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Some US foreign fighters who have returned from Syria have been arrested or are under surveillance, says FBI Director James Comey - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Air strikes in Syria are targeting oil well in Islamic State-held territory near the Iraqi border, says monitoring group - @Reuters

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