Wed 27 Aug 2014 | 4:47 EDT

Islamic State executes soldiers, takes hostages at Syria base: social media 3:51am EDT

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have executed Syrian army soldiers and are holding a group of them hostage after capturing an air base in northeast Syria at the weekend, pictures posted on the Internet and on Twitter by supporters showed on Wednesday.  Full Article

Gaza ceasefire holding as focus turns to longer term 4:34am EDT 

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An open-ended ceasefire in the Gaza war between Israel and the Palestinians held on Wednesday as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced strong criticism in his country's newspapers over a campaign in which no clear victor emerged.  Full Article  

Canada's intelligence head says returning Islamist militants pose threat Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadians who go abroad to join militant groups such as Islamic State pose a threat on their return home and could use their foreign contacts to set up networks in Canada, the country's intelligence director said on Saturday.  Full Article