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Iran summons Danish temporary chargé d’affaires

Iran has summoned Denmark’s temporary chargé d’affaires over acts of vandalism and destruction carried out by four anti-Iran protesters against the Islamic Republic’s embassy in Copenhagen. Iran’s Foreign Ministry summoned Denmark’s temporary envoy in the absence of its ambassador in protest to the actions which were carried out in violation ...

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Israel’s settlement construction war crime: Palestinian official

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat has denounced as “war crime” Israel’s plan to construct new settlement units in the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian official said on Wednesday that the Tel Aviv regime’s construction of illegal settlements “continues to entrench Israel’s colonial occupation” and undermine the so-called peace process. He ...

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Bahraini forces attack protesters demanding prisoners’ release

Bahraini forces have fired birdshots and tear gas canisters to disperse dozens of demonstrators who had taken to the streets across Bahrain to express solidarity with political prisoners. Protesters staged a rally in the village of Karzakan, located 20 kilometers (12 miles) southwest of the capital Manama on Wednesday evening, shouting “We ...

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National Guard deployed to Kuwait oil facilities

Kuwait has deployed National Guard troops to operate and protect several oil facilities as oil workers announce an open-ended strike, says a report. The al-Rai daily reported on Wednesday that guards will be sent to oil facilities in the Persian Gulf state’s southern regions after Kuwait’s oil workers’ union announced the action ...

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Anti-Islam hate crimes jumped over 11-fold in Spain in 2015: Federation

Attacks against Muslims and Islamic institutions surged more than 11-fold in Spain last year, a prominent Islamic organization says, warning that Islamophobia is on the rise in the country. President of the Spanish Federation of Islamic Religious Entities, Mounir Benjelloun, said on Tuesday that a total of 534 attacks targeting Muslim community, including online ...

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Saudis guarantee freedom of passage in Tiran Straits: Israel

Israeli minister for military affairs Moshe Yaalon says Saudi Arabia has given Tel Aviv written assurances that the kingdom will guarantee Israel freedom of passage in the Tiran Straits. The announcement comes as Egypt readies to transfer the sovereignty over two strategic islands in the straits to Saudi Arabia. Israeli public ...

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Iran advisors helped kill 200 terrorists in Syria: Commander

Commander of the Iranian Army’s Ground Forces Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan says four military advisers recently “martyred” in Syria had helped kill as many as 200 terrorists. The commandos were from the Army’s Brigade 65, who had taken on a mission of advising Syrian forces in their battle against terrorists. ...

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Car bomb blast kills one, injures 47 in Turkey

A car bomb explodes at a military post in Turkey’s restive Kurdish-dominated southeast, killing two soldiers and wounding nearly 50 people, the military says.  An explosives-laden vehicle rammed into a gendarmerie base in the town of Hani in the Diyarbakir province late on Monday. A military statement said the blast wounded 39 soldiers ...

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