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...

Outrage as police storm Masjid al-Aqsa

Palestinians have protested to the United Nations after Israeli police stormed Masjid Al Aqsa to disperse a protest, hours before parliament debated a nationalist...

Leader of Jabhat al-Nusra gives ISIS final ultimatum

The Amir of Jabhat al-Nusra has given its main Islamist rival group a five-day ultimatum to accept mediation and end infighting or be "expelled''...

Palestinian footballers shot by Israeli forces

Two young Palestinian football players shot by Israeli forces last month have learned that they will never be able to play sports again due...
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