- Iran: Number of Iranians Who Died in Hajj Disaster Is Revised to 226
Iran said Monday that 226 Iranian citizens, not 169, died Thursday at the hajj in Saudi Arabia.
- Yemen Wedding Attack: Saudi-Led Airstrikes Kill At Least 131, Mostly Women And Children
The death toll from Monday’s Saudi-led airstrikes that struck a wedding in Yemen’s Taiz province has risen to 131, including at least 80 women, Yemeni medical officials said Tuesday.
- Iran says return of hajj dead delayed
Tehran (AFP) – The repatriation of Iranians killed in the hajj stampede in Saudi Arabia has been delayed until at least Wednesday, officials said, citing administrative problems and difficulties in identifying victims.
- Iran’s President Rouhani wants global role after nuclear deal
UNITED NATIONS — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday praised the recent Iran nuclear deal as a model for solving future international conflicts, including a global confrontation against extremism.
- UN: Death toll in war-torn Yemen rises to at least 2,355
GENEVA (AP) — The office of the U.N. human rights chief says 151 civilians have been killed in fighting in Yemen over two weeks in September, taking the civilian death toll to 2,355 over the last six months.
- Did Iranian pilgrims cause Hajj stampede?
Ahlul Bayt News Agency -ABNA- While all Muslims around the world are sorrowing over the death of more than 2000 pilgrims in the hajj of this year, Saudi authorities shamelessly are trying to blame others for this tragic event.
- Iraq PM defends anti-Daesh cooperation plan
Iraq’s Premier Haider al-Abadi has come out in support of Baghdad’s intelligence-sharing deal with Iran, Russia, and Syria for battling the Daesh Takfiri group.
- Kuwait bails four suspects in Iran-linked cell
KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait’s lower court bailed on Tuesday four suspected members of a 26-member cell accused of plotting attacks on the Gulf state in collaboration with Iran and the Shia group Hezbollah.
- After repelling ISIL, tensions rise between Iraqi Kurds and Shiites
Jalawla, Iraq // In a dusty ghost town 130km from Baghdad, old fault lines are converging into a blueprint for future conflict between the forces battling to keep ISIL at bay.
- Sunni-Shiite divide ‘driven by politics’ – Qatar
Manama: Qatar’s Emir Shaikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani dismissed the existence of a Sunni-Shiite conflict in the region, insisting the current standoff is mainly a division driven by political interests and fuelled by social forces.