A convoy of Iraqi peshmerga fighters arrive in southeastern Turkey early today ahead of their planned deployment to the Syrian town of Kobani to help fellow Kurds repel an Islamic State advance which has defied US-led air strikes. Photograph: Reuters

A convoy of Iraqi peshmerga fighters and weaponry has made its way across southeastern Turkey en route for the Syrian town of Kobani to try to help fe(...)

An explosion rocks Kobani city centre yesterday during a reported suicide car bomb attack by Islamic State militants group. Photograph: Getty

US secretary of state John Kerry justified the first air drop of weapons to Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State (IS) militants in Kobani, Syria, (...)

Kurdish women kin Suruc, Turkey, carry the coffin of one of four Kurdish female fighters killed during clashes against Islamic State fighters across the Syrian border in Kobani. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

“Ahin” was just 20 years old when she joined the Kurdish peshmerga forces.She had finished her baccalaureate exams in 2011 when protests against the g(...)

People attend the funeral in Suruc, Turkey, of Cundi Minaz, one of four female Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Unit   killed during clashes with IS fighters. Photograph: Gokhan Sahin/Getty Images

Turkish fighter jets struck Kurdish insurgent positions in southeastern Turkey yesterday, shaking the country’s fragile peace process with the Kurds (...)

Kurdish protesters wave Lebanese and Kurdish flags and carry the image of Abdullah Ocalan, jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), during a demonstration against Islamic State (IS) insurgent attacks on the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani, in Beirut. Photograph: Mohamed Azakir/Reuters

The Kurdistan Workers‘ Party (PKK) has accused the Turkish military of violating a ceasefire agreed under a two-year-old peace process after the milit(...)

Muslims perform a prayer today near the Turkish border with Syria for Kurdish fighters killed in Kobani while fighting against Islamic State. Photograph: Tolga Bozoglu/EPA

Islamic State fighters advanced deeper into the Syrian town of Kobani on the Turkish border today, taking almost complete control of an area where the(...)

The town of Kobani, a Kurdish enclave near Syria’s border with Turkey, has become an important flashpoint in the United States-led campaign against th(...)

A picture taken from Turkey shows Islamic State (IS) flags displayed by militants in the east of Syrian Kobani city, at the Syria-Turkey border near Sanliurfa. Photograph: EPA/SEDAT SUNA 2:15

Street fighting raged between Kurdish defenders and Islamic State militants who advanced into Kobani today after subjecting the Syrian border town to (...)

Smoke rises from Kobani as Turkish forces stand guard on their side of the border with Syria. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Islamic State fighters have pushed to about 2km from the centre of the city of Kobani, undeterred by western air strikes, a leading Kurdish official (...)

A handout picture made available by the Australian Department of Defense shows two Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft conducting a mid air refuelling from a RAAF KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport en route to the Middle East Region.

Australian special forces troops will be deployed in Iraq to assist in the fight against Islamic State militants, prime minister Tony Abbott said toda(...)