Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash

Saudi deputy governor and 7 others killed in helicopter crash A helicopter carrying several Saudi officials, including a high-ranking prince, has crashed in the kingdom’s southwest near the border with Yemen, the... Read more »
A Syrian child being treated following a suspected chemical attack in Syria

Chemical attack kills dozens in Syria

Syria chemical attack death toll now at 72 World leaders from Washington to London to Istanbul expressed shock and outrage Tuesday at reports of a suspected chemical attack in northwestern Syria that... Read more »

Children’s suffering in Syria at its worst, says UNICEF

“The depth of suffering is unprecedented. Millions of children in Syria come under attack on a daily basis, their lives turned upside down” DAMASCUS – Grave violations against children in Syria were... Read more »
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) walks with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull upon their arrival at Admiralty House in Sydney, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. Mr Netanyahu is the first Israeli prime minister to visit Australia. (AAP Image/Reuters Pool, Jason Reed) NO ARCHIVING

Netanyahu’s historic visit to promote closer ties between Israel and Australia

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his Israeli counterpart hailed bilateral cooperation and shared goals after a meeting that culminated in the signing of several agreements and MOUs. Turnbull noted that Australia is... Read more »
A school classroom was damaged and 22 students and six teachers killed in an air strike in rebel-held Idlib province. Photo: Omar Haj Kadour, AFP/Getty Images

22 children killed in one of the worst school bombings in Syria’s war: UNICEF

Air strikes that hit a school in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province killed 22 children and six teachers, the UN children’s agency UNICEF said Wednesday. “This is a tragedy. It is an outrage.... Read more »

Airstrikes hit Aleppo aid convoy as Syria ceasefire collapses

At least 12 aid workers killed in Syria airstrike on a convoy carrying aid to war-torn Aleppo after ceasefire ends An aid convoy carrying life-saving aid to 78,000 people was attacked near... Read more »
Australian defence force personnel would be empowered to strike Islamic State ‘at its core’, Malcolm Turnbull said on Thursday. Photograph: Dave Hunt/AAP

Australia to expand its role in fight against ISIS in Syria and Iraq

PM Turnbull announces intentions to heavily target ISIS, warns of increased terror attacks in Asia CANBERRA — Australia will step up airstrikes against Islamic State, allowing its military for the first time... Read more »
Suicide bombers hit 3 Saudi cities, including one of Islam's holiest sites

Suicide bombers hit 3 Saudi cities, including one of Islam’s holiest sites

Four security guards killed at Prophet’s Mosque in Medina in third attack to hit kingdom in one day. At least four security officers have been killed and five wounded after a suicide... Read more »
At least 131 killed in biggest terror attacks in Baghdad this year

Baghdad blast: Deadliest terror attack in Iraq’s capital kill at least 200

At least 200 people have been killed and over 200 injured in bombings that hit crowded market areas in Baghdad on Saturday night, in the deadliest single attack in the Iraqi capital... Read more »
Israel has cut water supplies to large areas of West Bank leaving thousands of Palestinians without sufficient drinking water during the holy month of Ramadan.

Israel ‘cuts off water supply to West Bank’ during Muslim holy month

Thousands of Palestinians have reportedly been left without access to safe drinking water during Ramadan as Israel has cut off the water supply to large areas of the West Bank PALESTINE – Israel has... Read more »
Warner Bros to open theme park in Abu Dhabi in 2018

Warner Bros to open a $1 billion Theme Park in Abu Dhabi

Currently under construction, the indoor theme park is slated to open on Yas Island in 2018. Warner Bros. will open a theme park in Abu Dhabi in 2018.  The development will include a... Read more »
Saudi Arabia concludes 20-nation military exercise 'North Thunder'

Saudi Arabia concludes major military exercise of 20 Arab and Islamic nations

At least 20 countries from Arab and Islamic countries participated in the North Thunder war games in the northern region of the kingdom RIYADH (Saudi Arabia) – Saudi Arabia concluded a major... Read more »

Bahrain, Sudan sever ties with Iran, UAE reduces number of diplomats

Bahrain, Sudan sever ties with Iran following Saudi Arabia while UAE reduces number of diplomats, widening Middle East conflict Bahrain and Sudan, both close allies of Saudi Arabia, have joined the kingdom and cut... Read more »
Shiites carrying a placard with an image of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr at a protest in Srinagar, in the disputed region of Kashmir, on Saturday. Credit Dar Yasin/Associated Press

Saudi Arabia breaks off Diplomatic ties with Iran over cleric’s execution

Tensions sparked by cleric’s execution raise alarm about growing hostilities in regional battle for influence between two countries Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic relations with Iran as tensions between the two long-time regional... Read more »
Firefighters arrive at the scene of the Saudi Arabian embassy which was torched by members of an angry mob in Tehran. Photo: EPA

Angry Iranian protesters ransack and torch Saudi Embassy after mass execution

Iran leader sees ‘divine vengeance’ for Saudi cleric execution Iranian protesters stormed the Saudi Embassy in Tehran early on Sunday as Shi’ite Muslim Iran reacted with fury to Saudi Arabia’s execution of... Read more »

Saudi Arabia executes 47 for ‘terrorism’, including top Shia cleric

Region anger was growing tonight after Saudi Arabia announced the execution of 47 prisoners accused of terrorism charges, including a Muslim Shi’ite cleric RIYADH: Saudi Arabia executed 47 people on Saturday for... Read more »

Iranian Revolutionary Guards fired rockets near U.S. warships in Gulf

Iranian Revolutionary Guards launched rockets near the U.S. aircraft-carrier Harry S. Truman and other warships as they were entering the Gulf on Saturday, giving only brief notice in a “highly provocative” act,... Read more »
Saudi civil defence agency workers at the hospital after the fire. Photograph: Reuters

At least 25 dead in fire at Saudi Arabia’s Hospital

At least 25 killed and 100 people injured after blaze breaks out at Jazan hospital in Saudi Arabia JAZAN (Saudi Arabia) – A fire at a hospital in Saudi Arabia has killed at... Read more »
Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman announced a new Islamic coalition to combat terrorism.

Saudi Arabia forms 34-state Islamic coalition to fight Terrorism

List of coalition countries include Egypt, Qatar, Turkey, Malaysia, and Pakistan, among others; Iran absent from alliance RIYADH (Saudi Arabia) – Saudi Arabia on Tuesday formed a 34-state military coalition to combat terrorism,... Read more »
Women line up to vote at a girls high school in North Jeddah. Photo: WALL STREET JOURNAL

Saudi women voted for first time and won 17 seats in historic election

In first poll in which women can vote and be candidates, female winners are declared across the conservative kingdom RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — At least 17 Saudi women have won seats on local... Read more »

32 ISIS militants killed in airstrikes in Syria

UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 32 ISIS fighters dead and 40 more injured in Raqqa province on Sunday At least 32 Islamic State fighters have been killed and 40 more... Read more »
Over 4,000 civilians killed in anti-ISIS bombing in Iraq and Syria since 2014

Over 4,000 civilians killed in anti-ISIS bombing in Iraq and Syria since 2014

More than 4,000 civilians have been killed  during 2014 – 2015 by “indiscriminate bombardments” targetted at ISIS (or Daesh militant group) by Iraqi, Syrian, U.S.-led and Russian military aircraft in Iraq and Syria,... Read more »
Muslims and Jews sharing meal together in Hummus cafe in Israel.

Hummus Restaurant offers discount to Jews and Arabs who dine together

Share Hummus for Peace A restaurant near the coastal city of Netanya in Israel recently started offering 50 percent off each plate of the chickpea paste at tables seating Jews and Arabs... Read more »
Teenage student, who was arrested in Texas after taking a homemade clock to school, accepts scholarship offer in Doha

US clock kid Ahmed is moving to Qatar to study

Teenage student, who was arrested in Texas after taking a homemade clock to school, accepts scholarship offer in Doha The 14-year-old Muslim boy, Ahmed Mohamed, who was arrested for bringing science project... Read more »