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Nine jihadists killed in Russia strikes on Idlib: Monitor

Six of the dead were members of the Al-Qaeda linked Hurras al-Deen

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Iraqi authorities lift Baghdad curfew amid protests

Iraqi authorities lifted a curfew in Baghdad on Saturday that anti-government protesters had defied.

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Death toll nears 100 due to mass protests in Iraq: Rights panel

Nearly 4,000 people have also been injured since the protests began.

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Benjamin Netanyahu’s rival Benny Gantz calls off Israel unity government talks: Reports

Gantz’s centrist secular Blue and White party came first in last month’s elections — the second poll this year — winning 33 seats in the 120-member parliament. Netanyahu’s Likud took 32 seats.

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Saudi crown prince warns of escalation with Iran, says he prefers political solution

On CBS programme "60 Minutes," Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom's ruler, also denied that he ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Protests in Lebanese capital over deteriorating economy

A skirmish broke out as protesters tried to break through security barriers in front of the cabinet office.

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'Powerful' Iran 'falsely' accused of everything: Revolutionary Guards

Tehran has repeatedly denied accusations from Washington and Riyadh that it arms the Huthis.

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Washington's attempt to seize Iran's oil tanker to have grave consequences: Tehran

United States issued on Saturday a warrant to seize the tanker for violating international law by allegedly making illegal oil shipments to Syria.

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Jordan summons Israeli envoy over Temple Mount 'violations'

In the statement, Jordon further condemned the closure of the mosque's gates and restrictions placed on worshippers' entry under any circumstances.

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Bahrain takes legal action against Pakistanis who held anti-India rally after Eid prayers

Bahrain also urged citizens to not politically exploit religious occasions.

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Iranian state TV shows 'smuggled fuel' aboard a seized foreign oil tanker

The elite Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has a navy base on Farsi Island which is located north of the Strait of Hormuz.

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Britain and US will regret detaining our oil tanker: Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards deputy commander

A deputy commander in Iran's Revolutionary Guards said that retaliatory actions will be announced against Britain soon, without giving further details.

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1,048 killed, over 5500 injured due to infighting in Tripoli: WHO

Apart from the infighting in Tripoli, Libya has also witnessed tribal fighting in southern Libya. 

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Mass grave discovered in Syria's Raqqa highlighting Islamic State's brutality

Five of those bodies were found shackled and wearing an orange jumpsuit

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War clouds loom over the Gulf: Pros and cons of pre-emptive strike on Iran

The Pentagon approved an additional 1,000 troops to the region after a recent attack on commercial tankers in the Gulf of Oman that the US blames on Iran.

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