• Anti-Erdogan journalists tried in Turkey on ‘terror’ charges
    Directors and journalists from one of Turkey’s most respected opposition newspapers went on trial Monday in a case which has raised new alarm over press freedoms under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
  • Larijani: Iraq should defend own territorial integrity
    Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said that the Iraqi government should defend its territorial integrity by preserving political unity to have a more powerful, safe and democratic country in the future.
  • Syrian army soldiers, allies gain more ground in battle against Daesh
    Syrian government forces, backed by allied fighters from popular defense groups, have made fresh advances against the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group across the war-ravaged Arab country.
  • Egypt kills 8 from Hams , nabs others in anti-militant operations
    Egypt’s Interior Ministry has announced the death of eight more suspected militants in an operation south of the country while security forces arrest others in east and west of capital Cairo.
  • Turkey’s president begins key Persian Gulf tour to defuse diplomatic crisis
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has begun his three-nation tour to the Persian Gulf region by visiting Saudi Arabia in an attempt to defuse a political crisis between a Saudi-led quartet of Arab countries, the so-called siege states, and Turkey’s ally Qatar, as the unprecedented diplomatic rift deepens.
  • Egypt’s Al-Azhar sets up religious booth in metro
    Egypt's Al-Azhar, the Sunni Muslim world's foremost religious institution, has set up booths in Cairo metro stations to provide religious edicts to commuters in the latest bid to dispel religious misconceptions and misinterpretations of religious texts seen as fostering extremist militancy in the country, which is targeting mainly security personnel and Copts.
  • Germans wary of government inaction on Turkey’s provocations: poll
    A new poll released in Germany indicates that Germans have become increasingly wary of the way their government in handling an ongoing diplomatic crisis with Turkey, saying Berlin has not done enough to defend Germany against Turkish Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s hate campaign against the Germans.
  • Israel playing with fire at al-Aqsa Mosque: Arab League
    The Arab League has strongly condemned the Israel’s new restrictive measures at al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of the occupied Jerusalem al-Quds, stressing that the Tel Aviv regime is “playing with fire” at the highly sensitive sacred site.
  • Iran, Iraq sign deal to enhance defense ties
    Iran and Iraq signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to boost their defense and military cooperation.
  • Israeli PM under pressure over holy site
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced mounting pressure Sunday over new security measures at a sensitive Beit-ul-Moqaddas holy site after a weekend of violence left eight people dead, with fears more unrest could follow.
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