Four percent of Iceland's population join a Facebook page to persuade the government to take in more people escaping the Syrian conflict.Read the full story ›
Part of the ancient Temple of Bel in Syria's Palmyra city has been destroyed by Islamic State jihadists, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has said.
Explosives were placed inside the temple, considered Palmyra's most significant, partially destroying the building.
The reports come a week after IS blew up the smaller Baal Shamin temple in the UNESCO-listed ruins.
IS, which controls swathes of Syria and neighbouring Iraq, captured Palmyra on May 21, sparking international concern about the fate of the heritage site described by UNESCO as of "outstanding universal value".
Earlier this month, IS beheaded the retired long-time chief of antiquities in Palmyra, Khaled al-Assaad.
A mother and her four young children who are feared to be travelling to Syria are being sought by police.Read the full story ›
Hundreds of migrants are camped at Budapest's main international train station as they bid to continue their journey into western EuropeRead the full story ›
Junaid Hussain from Birmingham was said to be the IS Number Three after only Jihadi John and IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.Read the full story ›
A group of people, thought to be refugees from the civil war in Syria, scramble under a newly erected border fence on the Hungary frontier.
The refugees are part of a growing number of individuals and families making the dangerous trek through Greece and the Balkans from their war-torn home countries to reach the European Union.
Hungary is close to completing a vast razor-wire border fence, aimed at forcing the thousands of migrants and refugees to seek an alternative route into the EU.
Police near the border with Serbia reportedly used tear gas to disperse a large number of migrants earlier.
Two men who fled extremist-held territory in Syria have told the United Nations of the horrors of being gay under their regime.Read the full story ›
Islamic State militants have destroyed a historic temple in the city Palmyra, observers say.Read the full story ›
Syrian state TV has confirmed Israeli air strikes on the Golan Heights but said only slight damage was done.
According to Reuters, the state TV report quoted a military source as saying that "several missiles" had targeted a transportation centre and a public building in the Quneitra area of the Syrian Golan Heights.
A monitoring group had earlier reported casualties. Israel's army said the strikes were a response to cross-border rocket fire from Syria earlier this week.
An 82-year-old antiquities scholar has reportedly been murdered by Islamic State militants in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra.Read the full story ›