Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Ahead of summer in Iran, when hard-liners want to want women in the Islamic Republic to be veiled and covered to their standards, the country's president is taking a stand against police enforcing morality rules.
Iran's president denounced western countries for taking pride in arms sales Tuesday, after France signed a warplanes deal with Qatar, saying weapons agreements add to Middle East instability.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Texas police shot dead two suspected Islamist extremists who opened fire outside an exhibition of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad staged by an anti-Muslim group.
Taliban militants who have been waging war on the Afghan government for more than a decade on Monday expressed a willingness to soften their position on a range of issues, an apparent shift that could eventually lead to peace talks.
French President Francois Hollande sought to boost ties in the Gulf Monday as he oversaw the signing of a warplanes deal with Qatar and headed to Saudi Arabia for a summit.
Haircuts of a spiky and unorthodox nature have reportedly been banned in Iran because they imply devil-worship, while tattoos and other male bodily adornments are also being outlawed.
Monday, May 4, 2015
The extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility Sunday for a late-night car bomb attack in the heart of Baghdad that killed at least 19 people, saying it was targeting a Shiite militia.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said Saturday that eight months after a bloody war in the Gaza Strip the situation there remains "intolerable."
Saturday, May 2, 2015
The United Nations warned fuel shortages threaten to halt all relief operations in Yemen "within days" as Saudi-led air strikes and ground fighting killed 47 people in second city Aden.
Friday, May 1, 2015
RIYADH - Saudi Arabia said its forces on Thursday killed dozens of Iran-backed rebels from Yemen who launched their first major attack on the kingdom since Saudi-led air strikes began last month.