Islamic State fighters seized more than a third of the Syrian border town ofKobani, a monitoring group said on Thursday, as US-led airstrikes failed to halt their advance and Turkish forces nearbylooked on without intervening.
Six airstrikes by the US-led coalition targeting the Islamic State group have struck the militants near the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the US military.
UN envoy to Libya warned again that the Islamic State (IS) militants are already operating in the volatile North African country, posing major threat to regional security, local media al-Wasat reported on Wednesday.
Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman's office said on Sunday that it will summon the Swedish ambassador to protest the decision of newly-elected Swedish Prime Minister's decision to recognize the Palestinian state.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has made a rare public appearance at a mosque in Damascus at the start of a Muslim holiday, a photo posted on the presidency's official Twitter feed on Saturday showed.
Iran is not ready to replace Russia as a key gas supplier if sanctions against Tehran are removed, Itar-Tass news agency quoted Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as telling Russian TV channel Rossiya 1.
The government of Afghanistan and the United States of America inked Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) here on Tuesday to allow limited number of troops to remain in Afghanistan after 2014 pullout of the NATYO-led troops in the country.