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.
Islam Times - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the West of showing unwillingness in the truce in eastern Ukraine.
Islam Times - French lawmaker Jacques Myard said that President Bashar al-Assad is a part of the solution in Syria.
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.
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.
Islam Times - Baghdad Operations Command announced on Wednesday, that the Iraqi Air Force and Army Aviation have launched two strikes targeted sites for ISIS.
Islam Times - The clashes, which lasted around six hours, started late on Tuesday when Houthis shelled the camp with heavy weapons.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.