Middle East

Iranian Actress Forced to Flee Country After Posting Photos Without Hijab

Iranian Actress Sadaf Taherian has gone on the run after igniting a backlash by posting photos of herself on social media showing her not wearing a hijab, the traditional Muslim head cover. Sadaf...

Saudi Arabia executes three Iranian drug traffickers

Under the kingdom’s strict Islamic legal code, murder, drug trafficking, armed robbery, rape and apostasy are all punishable by death.   According to Tribune, Saudi Arabia on Sunday ex...

Woman stoned to death in Afghanistan over accusation of adultery

(CNN)- The men surround the woman as she stands in a hole dug into the stony ground, only her head pokes above the surface. Then they begin to pick up rocks and hurl them at her again and again from c...

19-Year-old Gang Rape Victim to Receive 200 Lashes and 6 Months in Jail in Saudi Arabia

According to The Info Post, a Saudi Arabian woman must be accompanied by a male guardian — typically relative — at all times in public. The rape victim violated this law by meeting a friend to retriev...

Isis shuts down women’s clinics in Raqqa to prevent male gynaecologists treating female patients

By Adam Withnall – Independent   Isis is believed to have ordered the closure of all women’s clinics supervised by male doctors in its Syrian heartlands in its latest assault on ...

Saudi actor arrested by religious police for taking selfies with female fans in mall

By Adam Withnall – Independent   A popular actor and TV presenter has been arrested in a mall in Saudi Arabia after his appearance caused a huge commotion among young female fans. &nbs...

Saudi Arabia summons Czech ambassador over ‘Satanic Verses’

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia has summoned the Czech ambassador over a coming translation of Salman Rushdie’s “The Satanic Verses.”   A Saudi Foreign Ministry officia...

Britain Urges Saudis to Free Grandfather Facing 350 Lashes

According to The NewYork Times, Karl Andree, 74, has been in a Saudi prison for over a year and faces 350 lashes because bottles of wine were found in his car.Mr. Andree’s family has been pleadi...

Iraqis claim to have hit ISIS chief Baghdadi’s convoy in air raid

According to ABC News, Iraqi security forces claim to have struck the convoy of Islamic State (IS) group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in an air strike near the country’s border with Syria. &...

5-year blasphemy sentence confirmed for Egyptian TV anchor

According to Ahram Online, an Egyptian appeals court upheld Saturday a five-year prison sentence against TV anchor Islam El-Behery, a prominent researcher in Islamic studies, for “contempt of re...

Isis planning ‘nuclear holocaust’ to wipe hundreds of millions from face of the earth’, claims reporter who embedded with the extremists

According to Daily Mail, Islamic terrorists Isis want to wipe the west off the face of the earth with a nuclear holocaust according to a journalist who spent ten days with the group while researching ...

At least 717 people dead in Hajj

According to The Guardian, at least 717 people have been crushed to death in a stampede outside Mecca and more than 850 injured in the deadliest disaster on the annual hajj pilgrimage in a quarter of ...