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Iran’s supreme leader warns against ‘deceitful’ West

Iran’s supreme leader warns against ‘deceitful’ West

TEHRAN: Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday warned against “deceitful” world powers and branded a letter from Republican lawmakers as a sign of America’s internal collapse just days before new nuclear talks. Khamenei’s broadside came as US Secretary ...

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Bombings in Nigeria’s Maiduguri city kill at least 50

Bombings in Nigeria’s Maiduguri city kill at least 50

MAIDUGURI: Bomb blasts killed at least 50 people in Maiduguri in Nigeria’s northeast on Saturday in the worst attacks there since Islamist militants tried to seize the city in two major assaults earlier this year. There was no immediate claim ...

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IS ‘bulldozed’ ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq

IS ‘bulldozed’ ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq

BAGHDAD: The Islamic State group has begun bulldozing the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq, the government said, in the jihadists’ latest attack on the country’s historical heritage. IS “assaulted the historic city of Nimrud and bulldozed it with ...

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Saudi honours Indian telepreacher Dr Zakir Naik

Saudi honours Indian telepreacher Dr Zakir Naik

RIYADH: An Indian television preacher who has called the 9/11 attacks an “inside job”  received one of Saudi Arabia’s most prestigious prizes on Sunday, for “service to Islam.” Zakir Naik, president of the Islamic Research Foundation in India, was one ...

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US-led coalition launches air strikes on IS targets

US-led coalition launches air strikes on IS targets

WASHINGTON: A US-led coalition launched 11 air strikes in Iraq and nine in Syria since early Friday against Islamic State militants, the Combined Joint Task Force said. Four of the strikes in Syria hit Islamic State positions near the border ...

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Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow

Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow

MOSCOW: Boris Nemtsov, a Russian opposition politician and former deputy prime minister, has been shot dead in central Moscow, the Interior Ministry said early on Saturday. Nemtsov, 55, an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin, had been due to take ...

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US-led strikes on IS after group seizes 220 Christians

US-led strikes on IS after group seizes 220 Christians

BEIRUT: The US-led coalition carried out air strikes against the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria, where the militants have launched a new offensive and kidnapped 220 Assyrian Christians. The raids struck areas around the town of Tal Tamr in ...

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