VICE News spoke with a young YPG fighter who said he planned to blow himself up at an Islamic State position to help defend his hometown in Syria on the Turkish border.
Planes drop weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces battling Islamic State jihadists, as Turkey says it will grant passage into the Syrian border town for Iraqi Kurdish fighters.
Turkish authorities are continuing to crack down on independent media, and local journalists are paying a higher price than international reporters.
The US president meets more than 20 foreign defense chiefs to discuss how to push back the militants attacking the Syrian Kurdish town and closing in on Baghdad.
The move is reportedly in response to a military post, and comes amid growing Kurdish unrest over Turkey's refusal to intervene against Islamic State militants attacking the Syrian town of Kobane.
Ankara has rejected American claims that coalition forces will be allowed to launch missions from its bases, amid pressure for Turkey to take a more active role against the jihadists.
The men, woman, and children were arrested while crossing the border from Syria, and have been held in a single large room since October 5.
Fighter jets and explosions over Syrian border city, as local officials and activists suggest that Kurdish forces have pushed jihadists back.
Turkey calls for a ground offensive as heavy fighting is reported in the Syrian Kurdish city just a few miles across the border.
At least 10 Europeans were on a reported list of fighters said to have been released in a deal to secure freedom of 49 Turkish hostages.
Ankara moves towards military action against the 'caliphate' across its southern border; activists report beheadings of Kurdish fighters in Syria.
Ankara is expected to authorize military operations against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. But Syrian and Turkish Kurds are still convinced the two are allies.
President Ashraf Ghani signed a pact that allows roughly 10,000 American personnel to remain in the country, avoiding a complete withdrawal that was set to happen in December.
The warning from Jabhat al-Nusra is a sign that the strikes may have boosted support for the groups they are intended to destroy.
Shelling strays over Turkish border as Kurds try to halt IS advance on Syrian town of Kobane.
Thousands have fled the advance of Islamic State extremists on the northern Syrian Kurdish majority town, but those remaining are determined to fight to the last.
Riot cops fired tear gas and a water cannon at hundreds of people attempting to cross the border into Syria to defend the besieged city of Kobane from militants.
The $500 million scheme enables the US to provide weapons and training to moderate rebel groups fighting Islamic State militants in Syria. Meanwhile, French aircraft hit the extremist group in Iraq.
Bilateral talks between the US and Iran on Tehran's nuclear ambitions began in New York today.
President Hassan Rouhani said that bombing could play a part in beating IS but more troops and greater "sacrifice" would be required.