•  An Afghan protester holds a kerosene lamp during a demonstration

    80 killed as blast rips through huge Kabul protest

    An explosion ripped through an area of Kabul Saturday where thousands people were protesting over a power line, police said, with eyewitnesses reporting a number of casualties.
  • Saudi Retired General Anwar Eshki and a delegation of Saudi academics and business people meet with Israeli Knesset members, July 22, 2016. (Photo by Haaretz)

    Saudi general leads delegation to Israel

    A well-connected retired general in the Saudi military has traveled to Israel, in the latest indication of a growing link between Tel Aviv and Riyadh which has come to light in recent months.
  •  Gunman kills 8 in Munich mall

    Gunman kills 8 in Munich mall

    Gunmen attacked a busy mall in the German city of Munich on Friday evening, killing at least eight people and sending shoppers running for their lives from what police said was a terrorist attack.
  • The Southern Theatre Command of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) which looks after the South China Sea front has unveiled a series of new weapons for sea and air combat during a visit by top military officers. (Photo: AFP/Representational Image)

    Chinese military unveils new weapons after South China Sea verdict

    Chinese military has unveiled a range of new weapons, including long-range missiles, amid calls by its top officials to be combat-ready following a landmark verdict by an UN-backed tribunal that struck down China's "historical rights".
  • A picture taken on February 27, 2016 in Akcakale in Sanliurfa province shows smoke rising from the neighbourhood of Syrian city Tel Abyad during clashes between Islamic State Group and People's Protection Units (YPG). PHOTO: AFP

    Russian warplanes targeted US, British outpost in Syria: report

    Russian warplanes bombed a remote outpost in Syria used by elite US and British forces last month as well as another site linked to the CIA, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.
  •  In this file photo, Palestinian men walk past the Ibrahimi Mosque, also called the Cave of the Patriarchs, in the heart of the occupied West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron).

    Israel settlers desecrate Ibrahimi Mosque in West Bank

    Thousands of illegal settlers, accompanied by Israeli soldiers, have stormed the Ibrahimi Mosque in the heart of the occupied West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron), desecrating the site revered by Jews, Christians and Muslims.
  • Alleged owner of world's biggest piracy site Kickass Torrents arrested

    Alleged owner of world's biggest piracy site Kickass Torrents arrested

    A Ukrainian alleged to be the ringleader of the world's biggest online piracy site, Kickass Torrents, was hit with US criminal charges Wednesday, accused of distributing over $1 billion worth of illegally copied films, music and other content.
  • Seyed Mohammad Naqi Shahrokh

    Iranian leader calls Kashmir crackdown a ‘catastrophe’

    A top Iranian leader Thursday denounced the India’s crackdown in Kashmir as a 'major catastrophe', urging the Iranian government to take a strong stance against the Indian government over the 'cruel measures'.
  • OIC Contact Group Supports Kashmir Uprising

    OIC Contact Group Supports Kashmir Uprising

    Representatives of the five member Contact Group on Kashmir of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation decried New Delhi's ongoing crackdown on dissent in Kashmir.
  •  Turkish authorities charge 99 generals in relation to coup

    Turkish authorities charge 99 generals in relation to coup

    Turkish authorities have formally charged 99 of the country’s roughly 360 military generals for their alleged role in last weekend’s failed military coup, two Turkish officials said on Wednesday.
  • The augmented reality mobile game "Pokemon Go" by Nintendo is shown on a smartphone screen in this photo illustration taken in Palm Springs, California US July 11, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

    Top Saudi clerical body says Pokemon Go is 'haram'

    Saudi Arabia’s top clerical body has renewed a 15-year-old edict that the Pokemon game franchise is un-Islamic, Saudi media said on Wednesday, although the fatwa made no mention of the successful new Pokemon GO mobile game.
  • Iran

    Iran urges restraint, dialogue in Kashmir

    'Conflicts and tensions in Kashmir would be solved only through peaceful ways and dialogue,' Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Tuesday, following days of unrest & deaths in clashes between protesters and Govt forces in Kashmir.
  •  Police officers stand guard near the truck after it crashed into the crowd during the Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France, July 14, 2016. Photo by Franck Fernandes /EPA

    84 Dead in France Truck Attack

    France is still in shock and mourning after Thursday’s attack by a Tunisian born terror suspect who drove a truck into a crowd celebrating Bastille day killing 84 people and injuring scores of others.
  •  Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz ©AFP

    Crown prince to run Saudi Arabia as king starts holiday in UK

    Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Nayef has been appointed to manage the kingdom’s affairs as King Salman goes on holiday in the United Kingdom.State news agency SPA said Thursday that Salman began his holiday in Britain and left the state affairs.
  • Crown prince to run Saudi Arabia as king starts holiday in UK

    Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Nayef has been appointed to manage the kingdom’s affairs as King Salman goes on holiday in the United Kingdom.State news agency SPA said Thursday that Salman began his holiday in Britain and left the state affairs.