Conservative Ebrahim Raisi wins Iran’s presidential election

Conservative candidate Ebrahim Raisi has won Iran’s presidential election by a landslide, according to the final results by the Interior Ministry. Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli...

Foreign pilgrims barred from making Hajj for second year running

Saudi Arabia has said it will limit registration for this year’s Hajj pilgrimage to citizens and residents of the Kingdom in light of the...

Bashar Al Assad ‘wins presidential election with 95.1% of vote’

Syria has announced that Bashar al-Assad won 95.1 percent of the vote this week in a presidential election which has been rejected as fraudulent...

Israel and Hamas announce ceasefire

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office has announced a ceasefire to halt 11-days of fighting with Hamas in the Gaza Strip. A statement said his...

Human rights organisation launches in UK to safeguard rights in Saudi Arabia

A human rights organisation has launched to defend political and civil rights in Saudi Arabia and monitor and highlight human rights violations there. UK-based Standing...

Palestinians resist forced evictions from homes in favour of Israeli settlers

Palestinian residents of an area of East Jerusalem have been resisting their forced eviction in favour of Israeli settlers.  For several nights Israeli forces have...

Human Rights Watch: Israel is committing apartheid and persecution

Israeli authorities are committing the crimes against humanity of apartheid and persecution, Human Rights Watch said in a landmark report released today. Their finding is based...

Turkey condemns U.S. recognition of ‘Armenian genocide’

Turkey says it "entirely rejects" U.S. President Joe Biden's recognition of the "Armenian genocide." Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Washington's declaration is based solely on...

Israeli police silence call to prayer at Al-Aqsa on first day of Ramadan

Israeli police cut the electricity to the loudspeakers at four minarets in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Tuesday, silencing the Ishaa adhaan on the...

Dubai restaurants allowed to openly serve food during Ramadan fast

Food outlets in Dubai will no longer be required to serve food out of public view during Ramadan fasting hours this year. Dubai’s Department of...