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 ·

Jordan ranks eighth regionally as it moves up UN E-Government Survey

Jordan ranks eighth regionally as it moves up UN E-Government Survey

  • Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship said survey included 193 countries in total
  • The kingdom ranked 74th internationally in 2022 report, compared to 143rd in 2020 report
By Arab News ·

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 ·
A tale of two creases as latest revisions to Laws of Cricket come into effect

A tale of two creases as latest revisions to Laws of Cricket come into effect

  • Although it ceased being the game’s governing body in 1993, the Marylebone Cricket Club continues to be responsible for debating and drafting Laws
By Jon Pike ·