53 killed in Islamic State attacks in Syria as US-Russia talks stall

Suicide attacks claimed by the Islamic State extremist group killed 53 people in Syria on Monday, as US President Barack Obama said talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin had not yet "...

Syrian Kurds urge al-Assad loyalists to surrender in north-east

Kurdish forces in north-eastern Syria called on fighters loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to lay down their arms and surrender, amid an advance in al-Hassakeh city.