Saudi Arabia bans compulsory gender segregation in restaurants

Restaurants in Saudi Arabia will no longer be required by law to segregate women from men, according to the country's government. The announcement from the Saudi...

Israel expels Human Rights Watch director

Human Rights Watch has pledged to keep documenting abuses despite the Israeli government’s expulsion of the Israel and Palestine director of Human Rights Watch on Monday. The...

Saudi network to broadcast drama exposing “Ottoman tyranny”

The Saudi TV network MBC will start airing the big budget drama “Kingdoms of Fire” on November 17 which aims to "expose the tyranny...

MBS’s Saudi Arabia has seen “deepening repression”

Saudi Arabia under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has seen deepening repression and abusive practices meant to silence dissidents and critics, Human Rights Watch...

Twitter shuts down accounts of leading Palestinian news website

Twitter has suspended three accounts belonging to the leading Palestinian news website, Quds News Network. Quds News Network (QNN) found the English account, the Arabic...

U.S. officials: Abu Bakr al Baghdadi buried in sea

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi was thrown into the sea from an aircraft after being given Islamic religious rites, U.S. officials have told Reuters...

Trump: ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi killed by U.S. forces

President Donald Trump has said that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi has been killed in a U.S. military operation in northwest Syria. Speaking from...

Facebook deletes page of influential Palestinian news website

Facebook has deleted the page of a hugely influential Palestinian news site which has described the move as part of a war on Palestinian content...

Saudi Arabia to allow unmarried foreign couples to rent hotel rooms

Unmarried foreign couples will from now on be allowed to rent hotel rooms together in Saudi Arabia. Couples previously had to prove they were married...

Yemen’s Houthis claim to have captured Saudi troops

Yemen's Houthi Ansarullah movement has claimed to have captured thousands of "enemy troops," including Saudi army officers and soldiers and hundreds of armoured vehicles. The...
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