Update Thirteen reported killed as Iran Revolutionary Guards target dissident sites in Iraq

Thirteen reported killed as Iran Revolutionary Guards target dissident sites in Iraq

  • Iranian authorities accuse Iranian Kurdish dissidents of involvement in unrest
  • Drone strikes targeted at least 10 bases of Iranian Kurds near Sulaimaniya in Iraqi Kurdistan
By AFP - Reuters ·

Former Iranian president Rafsanjani’s daughter arrested for ‘inciting riots’

Former Iranian president Rafsanjani’s daughter arrested for ‘inciting riots’

  • Iranian government had been referring to the protests as ‘riots’ and ‘sedition’ to suppress them
By Arab News ·

Kuwait’s military receives third batch of Eurofighter Typhoon jets

Kuwait’s military receives third batch of Eurofighter Typhoon jets

  • Eurofighter Typhoon fleet aims to enhance the combat readiness of the Kuwait Air Force
By Arab News ·

Morocco arrests suspected Daesh group member

Morocco arrests suspected Daesh group member

  • The 29-year-old man was arrested in the economic capital Casablanca
  • The suspect had reportedly sought to "join terrorist organisations" including those based in sub-Saharan Africa
By AFP ·

US withdrawal doomed Afghan women to a dire future, says rights expert

US withdrawal doomed Afghan women to a dire future, says rights expert

  • Kevin Schumacher of Women for Afghan Women said of all the people in Afghanistan, women are suffering the most and face the greatest threats
  • ‘The majority of Afghan men, especially those empowered by the Taliban, are not interested in women’s rights,’ he added
By RAY HANANIA ·

BBC announces job losses at World Service

BBC announces job losses at World Service

  • The BBC said its international services needed to make savings of £28.5 million as part of wider reductions of £500 million
  • Radio services in Arabic, Persian, Kyrgyz, Hindi, Bengali, Chinese, Indonesian, Tamil and Urdu will stop, if the proposals are approved by staff and unions
By AFP ·

BBC announces job losses at World Service

BBC announces job losses at World Service

  • The BBC said its international services needed to make savings of £28.5 million as part of wider reductions of £500 million
  • Radio services in Arabic, Persian, Kyrgyz, Hindi, Bengali, Chinese, Indonesian, Tamil and Urdu will stop, if the proposals are approved by staff and unions
By AFP ·

Newly launched website gives Islamic art global exposure

Newly launched website gives Islamic art global exposure

  • islamicart.me was launched t­o promote Orthodox Christian artists Hilda and Lena Kelekian, who create artwork with verses from the Qur’an
  • ‘I thought it would be a good idea to finally get her very unique art pieces (out there),’ founder Anthony Azoury said
By Hams Saleh ·
No respite for Bayern players with Leverkusen game looming

No respite for Bayern players with Leverkusen game looming

  • Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann welcomed Germany players Thomas Müller, Joshua Kimmich, Leroy Sané, Jamal Musiala and Serge Gnabry back
  • Bayern’s players took their poor form to the Germany team
By AP ·