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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Syrian Kurdish fighters halt advance by Islamic State fighters east of Kobani, heavy clashes continue, Kurdish forces say - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Turkey's deputy prime minister says Turkey is prepared for 'the worst case scenario' should more refugees stream in from Syria - @AP

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Turkish deputy PM says more than 130,000 Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State have crossed into Turkey - @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

Air strikes in Syria kill 42, including 16 children, monitoring group reports - @AlArabiya_Eng

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Flow of refugees fleeing Syria into Turkey has reached an unprecedented level in the past 2 days, UN official says - @CNN

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has told US Secretary of State John Kerry that the US should respect Syrian sovereignty in its fight against Islamic State militants, ministry says in a statement - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Turkey's Erdogan says he has discussed 'buffer zone' on Syrian border with US and NATO allies - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Some 70,000 Syrians have crossed into Turkey in past 24 hours to escape fighting, UN refugee agency says - @AP

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

More than 60,000 Syrian Kurds have fled Islamic State militants crossing into Turkey, country's deputy PM says - @AFP

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Wife of Alan Henning, the British taxi driver being held hostage by Islamic State militants, appeals for his release - @BBCBreaking

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Photo: A Syrian Kurd child holds a glass of water after crossing the border between Syria and Turkey - @Kilicbil via @fgeffardAFP

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Monitoring group: More than 300 Kurdish fighters have crossed into Syria from Turkey to help push back Islamic State - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

President Obama signs $1 trillion stopgap spending bill that authorizes arms for Syrian rebels - @thehill

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

White House: President Obama to sign continuing resolution to avoid government shutdown shortly; measure also arms and trains Syrian opposition to fight Islamic State - @ChadPergram

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Syrian sectarian violence in Lebanon

2 soldiers killed, 3 wounded after attackers detonate roadside bomb near Syrian border - @AP, @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State: 'We have taken in 4,000 brothers. The number might increase. Their needs will be met. This is a humanitarian mission' - @AFP

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Turkey opens border to thousands of Syrian Kurds fleeing clashes with Islamic State insurgents, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says - @AFP

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Israel-Syria tensions

Philippines pulls Golan Heights peacekeepers early as security worsens, military says - @AFP

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

More: President Obama says bipartisan Senate vote shows US united against Islamic State - @AP

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.: 'Today, Democrats and Republicans spoke with one voice to tell the ISIS terrorists: we will find you and destroy you. The Senate has passed a strong bill to arm and train vetted Syrian opposition fighters as part of the President's strategy to destroy ISIS without repeating the mistakes of the past in the Middle East' - statement

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