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US warns Syria over ‘potential’ chemical attack plan

US warns Syria over ‘potential’ chemical attack plan

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may be preparing a chemical-weapons attack that would result in the “mass murder” of civilians, the White House has said while warning Syria’s government that it…

Pakistan tanker blast killed Scores in ‘huge fireball’

Pakistan tanker blast killed Scores in ‘huge fireball’

At least 153 people have been burnt alive and dozens of others injured after a fuel tanker overturned and exploded outside the eastern city of Bahawalpur in Pakistan’s Punjab province.…

Sunday declared first day of Eid

Sunday declared first day of Eid

Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Malaysia, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates announced on Saturday that Sunday will be the first day of Eid al-Fitr 1438. Eid al-Fitr, which means “festival of breaking the…

Pakistan market blasts kill dozens of Eid shoppers

Pakistan market blasts kill dozens of Eid shoppers

At least 34 people have been killed and more than 70 wounded when twin explosions ripped through a crowded market in northwest Pakistan, according to officials. The bomb attacks, minutes…

Iraq PM: Mosul liberation to be announced in few days

Iraq PM: Mosul liberation to be announced in few days

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has said that the “liberation” of the city of Mosul from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL – also known as ISIS) will…

Ex-Saudi crown prince pledges allegiance to successor

Ex-Saudi crown prince pledges allegiance to successor

Former Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef has pledged allegiance to his successor Mohammed bin Salman, the son of King Salman bin Abdulaziz. A royal decree on Wednesday removed Crown Prince Mohammed…

US ‘mystified’ by Gulf states’ position towards Qatar

US ‘mystified’ by Gulf states’ position towards Qatar

The US state department says it is “mystified” that Gulf states have not released details about their grievances towards Qatar more than two weeks after they imposed a blockade on…

Syrian regime forces resume bombardment of Deraa

Syrian regime forces resume bombardment of Deraa

Government air and artillery bombardments hit rebel-held areas of the Syrian city of Deraa, on the border with Jordan, on Tuesday after a two-day ceasefire expired, witnesses and the Syrian…

Iraqi troops encircle Mosul’s Old City

Iraqi troops encircle Mosul’s Old City

Iraq’s army said it encircled Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) stronghold in the Old City of Mosul on Tuesday after taking over an area to the north…

Deadly car bomb attack rocks Somalia’s Mogadishu

Deadly car bomb attack rocks Somalia’s Mogadishu

At least 15 people have been killed after a suicide car bomber posing as a milk delivery van detonated at a district headquarters in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, police said. The…

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