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.
The leader of an exiled Iranian opposition group addressed U.S. lawmakers for the first time Wednesday and warned of the links between Shiite Iran and the Sunni Muslim Islamic State (IS) militants.
French group Dassault Aviation is poised to sign a 6.3-billion-euro (US$7-billion) deal with Qatar for 36 of its Rafale fighter jets, the presidency and sources said Thursday, in the third foreign order this year.