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Syrian civil war

UN says aid convoy crosses into Syria from Turkey under authorization of UN Security Council without Syrian government permission - @Reuters

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Iraq violence

Fighters from extremist Islamic State group overrun part of an army base in northern Syria; dozens killed or wounded, activists say - @AP

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Syrian civil war

Norway's intelligence service says it has received information about imminent 'concrete threat' against Norway linked to Syrian Islamic fighters - @AP, @NBCNews

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Syrian civil war

Human rights group: 270 Syrian regime fighters reportedly killed after seizing gas field in Homs province - @AFP

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Syrian civil war

Pentagon has developed plans for a small-scale training program for the Syrian opposition - @WSJ

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Syrian civil war

Update: Syria's President Assad says country faces 'foreign aggression' using 'local tools' - @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

Update: Syria's Assad says Western and Arab states will pay price for supporting 'terrorism' - State TV via @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

Syria's President Assad sworn in for new 7-year term as president - @Reuters, Syrian State TV

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Syrian civil war

UN Security Council authorizes humanitarian aid access into rebel-held areas of Syria at 4 crossings from Turkey, Iraq and Jordan - @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

UN refugee agency releases report on what Europe can do to 'ensure protection and solidarity' for Syrian refugees - @Refugees

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Iraq violence

Philippine police arrest Australian national over ties to militant group ISIS after he urges Muslims to join conflict in Syria, Iraq - @Reuters

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politics

White House: Vice President Biden, King Abdullah II of Jordan discuss Syria, Iraq and Gaza during meeting at Naval Observatory - @WhiteHouse

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Syrian civil war

UN diplomats: Staffan de Mistura chosen by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to replace Lakhdar Brahimi as international peace envoy for Syria - @AP

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Syrian civil war

Exiled Syrian opposition elects Hadi el-Bahra as new president - @France24, @AFP, @Reuters

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Syria chemical weapon fears

Report: UK sold ingredients to Syria in 1980s that ended up being used in manufacture of nerve-agent sarin, leaked Foreign Office document says - @BBCNews

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Syrian civil war

Attorney General Eric Holder calls on other countries to develop a broad counterterrorism strategy to earlier identify radicalized individuals who are traveling to Syria and returning to their home countries as trained terrorists - @washingtonpost

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Syrian civil war

Nahin Ahmed and Yusuf Sarwar, who traveled from UK Syria to fight, plead guilty to preparing to carry out terrorist acts - @SkyNewsBreak

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Syrian chemical weapons removal

Military and civilian teams aboard the Cape Ray began neutralizing chemical weapons from Syria, a Pentagon spokesman says - @CBSEveningNews

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Syrian civil war

Counter-terrorism police trying to track down twin 16-year-old girls who ran away from home in Manchester, England, and are feared to have traveled to Syria to join a terrorist group - @AlexMurraySmith

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Syrian civil war

2 UN troops lightly wounded by shrapnel in Syria, taken to Israeli hospital - @haaretzcom

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