Over 2,400 pilgrims died in hajj stampede, according to new count

The Associated Press is reporting that at least 2,411 pilgrims were killed in the hajj stampede in Mina in September - triple the number...

Israel to open diplomatic mission in UAE

Israel plans to open a diplomatic-level mission in the United Arab Emirates, Israeli diplomats said on Friday. The office will not be a full mission...

Senior Jabhat al-Nusra leader killed in battle with Assad forces

A senior leader of Jabhat al-Nusra - Al Qaeda’s official Syria wing - has been killed in battle against the Assad regime. Sheikh Abu Sulaiman...

Qatar bans poor labourers from living in nearly all of Doha

The Qatari authorities have published maps detailing "no-go" zones where poor labourers living in Doha without their families will not be allowed to live. Doha...

Saudi scholars declare jihad against Russia for Syria airstrikes

Fifty two Saudi academics and scholars have called on the public to “hurry” to Syria to fight Russian forces, Al Arabiya reports. The clerics, some...

King of Jordan named world’s most influential Muslim

The king of Jordan has been named the most influential Muslim in the world. The honour was bestowed on King Abdullah II by the “Muslim...

Emir of Qatar calls for Arab-Iranian dialogue

Qatar's emir has offered to host a "meaningful dialogue" in an attempt to calm Arab-Iranian differences that underlie key conflicts in the Middle East. Sheikh...

Russia launches first airstrikes against Syrian rebels

Russia has launched its first airstrikes against rebel-held targets in Syria, two days after the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, spoke to the UN and...

Bus carrying British pilgrims crashes on the way to Madina

A bus carrying British pilgrims on their way to Madina has crashed, the Foreign Office has confirmed. It is not yet known how many Britons...

Al Jazeera English instructs staff not to call Syria’s Jabhat al Nusra “Al Qaeda”

Al Jazeera English has instructed all of its news and website staff not to refer to the official al-Qaeda franchise in Syria – Jabhat...
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