- Diplomats protest over West Bank clash with Israel troops
Diplomats from a number of European countries and the UN have reacted angrily after Israeli soldiers intervened to prevent them delivering aid to Bedouins in the West Bank.
- Pro-Mursi protesters are awaiting signal for ‘sexual Jihad’: report
A fatwa (religious edict) apparently permitting ‘sexual jihad’ appeared on a Facebook page reportedly affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), but some have dismissed it as a parody.
- Tunisian girls return home pregnant after ‘sexual jihad’ in Syria
A number of Tunisian girls who had travelled to Syria to perform “sexual jihad” there have returned back home pregnant, Tunisian Interior Minister Lotfi Bin Jeddo said on Thursday.
- Syria ‘submits chemical weapons data’ to Hague watchdog
Syria has begun sending details of its chemical weapons as part of a US-Russia brokered deal to make them safe, the chemical arms watchdog has said.
- Iran’s Rouhani dismisses nuclear weapons fears
Iran’s new President Hassan Rouhani has said that his country will never build nuclear weapons.
- Iran’s sole Jewish lawmaker heads to UN with president
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s only Jewish lawmaker says he will be part of President Hasan Rouhani’s delegation to the United Nations.
- Pakistan to free Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Baradar on Saturday
Former Afghan Taliban second-in-command Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar is to be released from prison in Pakistan on Saturday, the foreign ministry says.
- U.S. issues rights warning to Bahrain
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) — Bahrain has been called on to take its commitments to political reform seriously following the arrest of an opposition leader, the U.S. State Department said.