Syrian refugee fights Turkish order to take down Arabic signs on his restaurants

A Syrian refugee, who has built a restaurant chain in five years, has been ordered by local government to remove all Arabic signage from...

Turkish marriage law recognises Muslim weddings by imams and muftis

Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has signed a bill into law which grants religious figures the authority to carry out and legally register Islamic...

Britain and allies do deal with ISIS to let thousands of fighters escape Raqqa

A BBC investigation has uncovered details of a secret deal that let thousands of heavily-armed ISIS fighters and their families escape from Raqqa in...

Israeli minister praises Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia’s condemnation of Hamas

Israeli Communications Minister, Ayoub Kara, has praised the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia for condemning the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas as a "terrorist organisation". Kara...

Deadly earthquake in Iran-Iraq border kills more than 400 and injured thousands

A huge rescue effort is under way after a deadly earthquake struck Iran's mountainous border with Iraq on Sunday, killing more than 400 people...

YouTube deletes thousands of Anwar al-Awlaki videos in “extremism” clampdown

YouTube has removed nearly 50,000 videos featuring controversial American preacher, Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen in 2011. Tens...

UAE officials apologise to Israel over handshake snub at judo tournament

The head of the United Arab Emirates' Judo Federation has apologised to Israel after one of their athletes refused to shake the hand of...

Lebanon’s PM Hariri announces shock resignation in Saudi amid fears of assassination

Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri has resigned from his office during a trip to Saudi Arabia in a surprise move that plunged the country into uncertainty...

Saudi’s Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman announces new anti-terror law

A new "anti-terrorism" law in Saudi Arabia has stipulated the death penalty for anyone who commits or funds terrorism, as well as imprisonment for...

High-ranking Saudi prince killed in suspicious helicopter crash near Yemen border

A helicopter carrying several Saudi officials and a high-ranking prince crashed in the kingdom's south-western border with Yemen. The Saudi interior ministry confirmed on Sunday...
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