The stimulant, administered in pill form, has reportedly been sanctioned by ISIS as a means to facilitate 'jihad' as it gives fighters stamina.
As ISIS comes under fire in al-Raqa, it is searching for ways to open a supply route that reaches the outskirts of the Lebanese town of Arsal.
Twelve people have been killed in two separate attacks in Tehran claimed by ISIS propaganda agency Amaq.
Egypt is working to ensure that citizens who travelled to fight with extremist groups in Syria do not pose a security threat on their return.
Smugglers attempting to transport weapons across the Lebanese border are finding their pathways and waypoints are more stringently monitored.
Residents who fled Mosul tell of the group's practice of holding families hostage to use them as human shields against advancing Iraqi forces.
Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has been inciting sectarian strife in the kingdom's east by supporting radical elements, officials say.
The counter-extremism counseling programme claims an 86% success rate, with most offenders reintegrating into society without further incident.
The Lebanese militia is facing a financial crisis as a result of international sanctions supported and upheld by Lebanese banks, experts say.
Faced with mounting losses in Iraq and Syria, ISIS is relying on sleeper cells to sow fear and panic in areas where it has lost ground.