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ISIS seizes more ground near Syria's Palmyra: Monitoring group

ISIS seizes more ground near Syria's Palmyra: Monitoring group

Amid fierce clashes that raged for the second day, the Islamic State (ISIS) seized more territory from Syrian government forces near the ancient city of Palmyra on Friday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said today.

Baghdad bomb targeting Shiites kills at least 13: Officials

A suicide bomber attacked a Shiite-majority area of north Baghdad on Saturday, killing at least 13 people and wounding more than two dozen, security and medical officials said.

15 fighters killed in southwest Yemen: Military sources

At least 12 rebels and three pro-government fighters were killed in fierce battles in southwestern Yemen today, military sources said.

Airstrike on Yemen school kills 10 children, wounds dozens

The war has left a security vacuum throughout parts of the country.

Suicide attack in Baghdad kills at least 10 people

A suicide bombing against a security check point in northern Baghdad has killed at least 10 people, Iraqi officials said on Sunday.

Bahrain to try top Shiite cleric for money laundering

A Bahraini cleric will go on trial next month on charges of collecting funds illegally and money laundering, the public prosecutor said on Saturday.

Saudi cop shot dead in Shiite district: Ministry

The shooting came despite the deployment of armoured vehicles at checkpoints in the area this week, according to a resident.
 

Car bomb kills 11, wounds 18 in Shaab Shi'ite district of Baghdad: Police

Car bomb kills 11, wounds 18 in Shaab Shi'ite district of Baghdad: Police

A suicide car bombing today targetted an army checkpoint in Baghdad killing at least 11 persons.

Religious TV channels on the rise across Mideast

The number of religious television broadcasters across the Middle East has risen by 50 percent, reflecting a rise in sectarianism in the region, according to a study published Thursday

Lebanon speaker says Christian tie-up not enough to secure presidency: Report

The influential speaker of Lebanon`s Parliament has cast doubt on whether the reconciliation of the country`s rival Christian leaders will help the country install a new president after nearly two years with the post empty.

At least 81 civilians killed in Yemen in December despite ceasefire: UN

At least 81 civilians were killed in Yemen last month despite a short-lived and repeatedly violated ceasefire, the United Nations said Tuesday.

Iran reacts with fury after Saudis execute Shiite cleric

Iran reacts with fury after Saudis execute Shiite cleric

Iranian protesters stormed the Saudi Embassy in Tehran early on Sunday morning as Shiite Muslim Iran reacted with fury to Saudi Arabia`s execution of a prominent Shiite cleric.

Death toll rises to 22 in Nigeria suicide attack on Shi`ite Muslim procession

The death toll in a suicide bombing on a Shia Muslim procession near the northern Nigerian city of Kano has risen to 22 after one more person was confirmed dead, one of the organisers said Saturday. 

Waqf Board gets case registered against Shia cleric

The Shia Waqf Board has got a case registered against eminent Shia cleric Kalb-e-Jawwad on the charge of selling land belonging to it, an official said on Thursday.

ICRC head in Sanaa to assess Yemen conflict cost

ICRC head in Sanaa to assess Yemen conflict cost

The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross began a three day visit to Yemen on Saturday to assess the dire humanitarian situation in the war-torn country.

Two Bahrain police killed in `terror` blast: Ministry

An explosion has killed two policemen and wounded six others in a Shiite-dominated area of Bahrain, the interior ministry said Tuesday, describing it as a "terror" attack.

90 dead, 17 missing in Iraq car bombing

The toll for a massive suicide car bomb attack carried out by the Islamic State group north of Baghdad rose to 90 dead and 17 missing on Saturday.

Bahrain king pardons Shiite activist Rajab for 'health reasons'

Bahrain's King Hamad on Monday pardoned leading rights activist Nabeel Rajab, serving a six-month jail sentence, for "health reasons", the official news agency BNA reported.

Bahrain king pardons Shiite activist Rajab for `health reasons`

Bahrain`s King Hamad on Monday pardoned leading rights activist Nabeel Rajab, serving a six-month jail sentence, for "health reasons", the official news agency BNA reported.

Bomb attacks on Shiite districts kill 15 people in Iraq

Authorities in Iraq say bombings targeting Shiite districts have killed 15 people in and around Baghdad.