- Taking on Islamic State: From US to Russia, here’s how its affecting various nations
The past week has seen major developments on the international fight against the world’s most notorious terror outfit that has already eclipsed the dreaded al Qaeda – the Islamic State (IS).
- Senior Iran diplomat slam Bahrain unwise acts
Ahlul Bayt News Agency – A senior Iranian diplomat has called on Bahraini authorities to stop playing a blame game over domestic problems in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom and act with prudence.
- Mosque bombing in Yemen capital kills at least 25
The Islamic State affiliate in Yemen has claimed responsibility for a series of suicide bombings in Sanaa targeting Shiites in the past months.
- Reverberations from the Haj tragedy
While the number of pilgrims killed during the 24 September haj stampede is still being confirmed — with countries including India and Pakistan claiming the figure is as much as 50 percent more than the 769 given by Saudi officials — the fatal impact could be even more widespread.
- World Muslims demand probe into Hajj stampede.
Ahlul Bayt News Agency – Local Muslim scholars have demanded formation of an international probe team on the cause of last week Hajj stampede that took more than 4,173 pilgrims dead, joining the world camp of those accusing the Saudi authorities of inefficiency in managing the world’s largest gathering of Muslims from across the globe.
- Putin Is Rewriting History. There Would Be No ISIS Without Assad.
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- Iran Expands Role in Syria in Conjunction With Russia’s Airstrikes
Iran is expanding its already sizable role in Syria’s multisided war in the wake of Russia’s airstrikes, despite the risk of antagonizing the U.S. and its Persian Gulf allies who want to push aside President Bashar al-Assad.
- Thousands of Iraqis demonstrate for reforms
Thousands of Iraqis demonstrated in Baghdad and several other cities Friday, urging the government to deliver on its promised reform package aimed at tackling corruption and improving services.
- Yemen cuts ties with Iran after Bahrain expels Iran diplomat
CAIRO — Yemen’s internationally recognized government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi cut diplomatic ties with Iran, which it says arms and trains the country’s Shiite rebels, a senior Foreign Ministry official said Friday.
- University niqab ban fuels election debate
Cairo: A controversial ban ordered by Egypt’s main public university on the niqab, a face-covering veil worn by some Muslim women, has fuelled debate ahead of the country’s parliamentary elections slated for later this month.