Indian nurses in Tikrit promised wages by ISIS if they stay

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Indian nurses were promised wages by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) fighters, which the Iraqi authorities failed to pay on time,...

World Cup matches aired on big screens in Makkah

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World Cup matches will be aired on big screen for free in the holy city of Makkah. Islam’s holiest city, Makkah, is offering football fans...

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

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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

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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

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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”

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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

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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

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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

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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

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