Iraq’s most influential Shia leader issues call to arms to fight ISIS

Iraq's most senior Shia cleric has issued an unprecedented call to arms after the al Qaeda offshoot ISIS seized more towns in northern Iraq. The...

Omar Bakri faces death penalty if convicted of terrorism charges

Omar Bakri Muhammad, formerly one of Britain’s most infamous "radical preachers," was charged by the Lebanese authorities yesterday with belonging to a terrorist organisation...

Omar Bakri arrested by Lebanese security forces

Omar Bakri Muhammad, formerly one of Britain's most infamous radical preachers, has been arrested in Lebanon. Bakri was wanted by authorities for his alleged role...

Qatar to launch “counterweight to Al Jazeera”

Qatar is reported to be launching a new television station as a political counterweight to Al Jazeera amid concern the network has become too...

Saudi to begin construction of world’s tallest building

Construction of what will become the next world’s tallest building is set to begin next week in Saudi Arabia. Once finished, the Kingdom Tower will...

Omar Bakri “on the run” in Lebanon after house raid

Omar Bakri Muhammad - once one of Britain's most outspoken "radical preachers" - is reported to be on the run in Lebanon after authorities...

Blonde Iraqi candidate with pink lipstick causes outrage on Facebook

An upcoming Iraqi parliamentary candidate has been lambasted for her excessive make-up and blonde hair.   Iraqis have been used to seeing female parliamentarians belonging...

Saudi Arabia denies banning baby names

The Saudi Ministry of Interior has denied releasing any statement banning 50 names deemed blasphemous or unacceptable and said any name can be used...

Saudi Arabia vows to “combat deviant thoughts” that harm Islam

Saudi’s Council of Ministers have vowed to come down hard on anyone who aims to “politicise” Islam and destabilise its principle of moderation, saying...

Hollywood film “Noah” banned in three Muslim countries

Three Muslim countries have banned the Hollywood film Noah on religious grounds before its worldwide premiere and many others are expected to follow suit. Islam...
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