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Concerns as ISIL Abducts 220 Assyrian Christians
26 Feb 2015 - 15:43

Concerns as ISIL Abducts 220 Assyrian Christians

Islam Times - Militants form the Takfiri group operating in Iraq and Syria, ISIL, have abducted 220 Assyrian Christians in northeastern Syria in recent days, a monitoring group said Thursday, as international concern grows for the minority group.

 
Lavrov: West Shows ‘Unwillingness’ in Ukraine Truce
26 Feb 2015 - 15:40

Lavrov: West Shows ‘Unwillingness’ in Ukraine Truce

Islam Times - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the West of showing unwillingness in the truce in eastern Ukraine.

 
French Lawmaker: Assad Part of Syria Solution
26 Feb 2015 - 15:33

French Lawmaker: Assad Part of Syria Solution

Islam Times - French lawmaker Jacques Myard said that President Bashar al-Assad is a part of the solution in Syria.

 
Lebanese Army Heavily Deploys on Outskirts of Ras Baalbek
26 Feb 2015 - 15:30

Lebanese Army Heavily Deploys on Outskirts of Ras Baalbek

Islam Times - The Lebanese Army carried out an operation at dawn on the outskirts of Ras Baalbek and Arsal using rocket artillery, heavy and medium weapons to protect its posts near the border and reduce infiltration operations by militant groups.

 
Fighters from the ISIL parade in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armored vehicle down a main road at the northern city of Mosul in this June 23, 2014 file photo.
26 Feb 2015 - 15:24

US arms flow to Iraq ahead of planned Mosul offensive

Islam Times - Some 10,000 US M-16 rifles and other military supplies worth about $17.9 million arrived in Iraq this week as US troops pushed ahead with training and supplying Iraqi security forces battling Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) fighters, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.

 
68 terrorists killed and wounded in Iraqi aerial bombardment targeted their hideouts western Baghdad
26 Feb 2015 - 15:22

68 terrorists killed and wounded in Iraqi aerial bombardment targeted their hideouts western Baghdad

Islam Times - Baghdad Operations Command announced on Wednesday, that the Iraqi Air Force and Army Aviation have launched two strikes targeted sites for ISIS.

 
10 killed as Yemen Houthis take over US-trained special forces base
26 Feb 2015 - 15:20

10 killed as Yemen Houthis take over US-trained special forces base

Islam Times - The clashes, which lasted around six hours, started late on Tuesday when Houthis shelled the camp with heavy weapons.

 
8 militants killed in Egypt’s North Sinai
26 Feb 2015 - 15:18

8 militants killed in Egypt’s North Sinai

Islam Times - At least eight militants were killed and 12 others injured in army raids in Egypt's volatile North Sinai over the past 24 hours, the military said on Wednesday.

 
Putin: Gas supplies to Europe could suffer in 3-4 days if Kiev doesn
26 Feb 2015 - 14:58

Putin: Gas supplies to Europe could suffer in 3-4 days if Kiev doesn't pay

Islam Times - Russia will cut off gas supplies to Ukraine if Kiev fails to pay in “three or four days,” President Vladimir Putin said, adding that this "will create a problem" for gas transit to Europe.

 
26 Feb 2015 - 14:47

'Ex-Israeli agents' threatened cyber attack on S Africa

Islam Times - A group claiming to be former agents of Israel's Mossad threatened to unleash a devastating cyber attack on South Africa unless its government cracked down on the growing campaign to boycott Israel, according to intelligence documents leaked to Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit.

 
Netanyahu says respects Obama but no choice on Iran
26 Feb 2015 - 10:31

Netanyahu says respects Obama but no choice on Iran

Islam Times - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday he respects President Barack Obama but stressed he has no choice but to travel to America to lobby against a nuclear deal with Iran.

 
Iran Starts ’Great Prophet - 9’ Drills in Persian Gulf
25 Feb 2015 - 21:18

Iran Starts ’Great Prophet - 9’ Drills in Persian Gulf

Islam Times - The Islamic Revolution Guard Corps started massive military drills named "Great Prophet Mohammad the Messenger of Allah 9" Wednesday morning in the Strait of Hormuz in Larak Island, Persian Gulf, Mehr news agency reported.

 
Four French Lawmakers Meet Assad in Syria
25 Feb 2015 - 21:16

Four French Lawmakers Meet Assad in Syria

Islam Times - Four French lawmakers who say they are on a private visit to Syria met with President Bashar al-Assad Wednesday, one of them told AFP.

 
EU Official: Nuclear Deal with Iran Opportunity that Cannot Be Missed
25 Feb 2015 - 21:07

EU Official: Nuclear Deal with Iran Opportunity that Cannot Be Missed

Islam Times - The European Union's foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, said on Tuesday that a comprehensive agreement on Iran’s nuclear program would benefit all sides.

 
Obama Praises Qatar Role in Fight against ISIL
25 Feb 2015 - 21:03

Obama Praises Qatar Role in Fight against ISIL

Islam Times - US President Barack Obama on Tuesday praised Qatar as a “strong partner” in the fight against the Takfiri group operating Iraq and Syria, ISIL Tuesday.

 
Netanyahu Vows to Do "Everything" to Block Deal with Iran
25 Feb 2015 - 21:00

Netanyahu Vows to Do "Everything" to Block Deal with Iran

Islam Times - The Zionist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday he would do "everything I can" to prevent a nuclear deal between world powers and Iran, a week ahead of travelling to Washington.

 
Sayyari: Iran’s Warships Equipped with Hi-Tech Systems, Ready to Face any Threat
25 Feb 2015 - 20:53

Sayyari: Iran’s Warships Equipped with Hi-Tech Systems, Ready to Face any Threat

Islam Times - Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said Iran's warships have been equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, adding that the home-made destroyer, 'Damavand', will join the country's Caspian fleet in March.

 
Syrian Army Repels Attacks, Ambushes & Kills Terrorists in Various Areas
25 Feb 2015 - 20:49

Syrian Army Repels Attacks, Ambushes & Kills Terrorists in Various Areas

Islam Times - The Syrian army continued on Wednesday operations against terrorist organizations, crushing their positions, repelling their attacks and ambushing their members in various provinces.

 
Bahrain’s Sheikh Salman to Remain in Custody till March
25 Feb 2015 - 20:46

Bahrain’s Sheikh Salman to Remain in Custody till March

Islam Times - Al Wefaq National Islamic Society said the court’s decision to keep its Secretary General, Sheikh Ali Salman, in arbitrary detention is unacceptable, highlighting that the Authority is moving towards widening the political crisis in Bahrain, the official website said.

 
Settlers burn mosque near Bethlehem
25 Feb 2015 - 20:40

Settlers burn mosque near Bethlehem

Islam Times - Extremist Jewish settlers set fire overnight Tuesday to a mosque in the southern West Bank town of al-Jaba west of Bethlehem, locals said.