Middle East

6.1 magnitude earthquake near Iran’s holy city

6.1 magnitude earthquake near Iran's holy city

05 April 2017 – A powerful magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck northeastern Iran near the holy city of Mashhad earlier today, killing at least one person as residents fled onto the...

Suicide bombers strike Syrian capital

Suicide bombers strike Syrian capital

16 March 2017 – Suicide bombers hit the main judicial building and a restaurant in Damascus yesterday, killing at least 30 people and spreading fear across Syria’s capital as the...

German authorities ban Islamic extremist group

German authorities ban Islamic extremist group

15 March 2017 – German authorities yesterday banned an organization that they said was a “hot spot” for Islamic extremists and searched a mosque that the group runs. The “German-speaking Islam...

Trump signs new anti-terror travel ban

Presidential Trump says 'join forces' for new greatness

07 March 2017 – Without fanfare, President Donald Trump signed a scaled-back version of his controversial ban on many foreign travelers yesterday, hoping to avoid a new round of...

NATO to boost naval presence in Black Sea

NATO to boost naval presence in Black Sea

17 February 2017 – NATO defense ministers have decided to beef up the military alliance’s naval presence in the Black Sea in response to an increasingly aggressive Russia. Secretary-General Jens...

Indian anti-terror police seize Daesh kill list

Indian anti-terror police seize Daesh kill list

10 February 2017 – Counter-terrorism officers in India have discovered a “kill list” of information technology experts who have helped track down Daesh terrorists, a security official said yesterday. The...

Saudi King Salman reshuffles Shura Council

Saudi king swears in new Shura Council

14 December 2016 – Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz yesterday sworn in members of the country’s Shura Council, which advises the government on legislation. The council, which comprises 150 members,...

Syrian rebels retreat in Aleppo in terrifying collapse

Syrian rebels retreat in Aleppo in terrifying collapse

13 December 2016 – Syrian rebels retreated from former strongholds in eastern Aleppo in a “terrifying” collapse yesterday, holding onto a small sliver of territory packed with fighters and...