At least 25 people have been killed and 30 injured in a suicide explosion claimed by ISIS in the Iraqi city of al Musayyib, local media reports.
The United Arab Emirates has threatened anyone publishing expressions of sympathy towards fellow Gulf state Qatar with up to 15 years in prison, after it broke diplomatic relations with the country this week.
The Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) has reignited concerns that funding of extremism is linked to the Gulf Kingdom, which is the biggest buyer of UK arms.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for twin attacks at the Iranian parliament and a major shrine in Tehran, in what would be the first time it has carried out a terror operation on Iranian soil.
The founder and president of the Washington DC-based Saudi American Public Relation Affairs Committee (SAPRAC) stated on Twitter that the emir of Qatar’s alleged support of Iran and “insults” against Riyadh could see him suffer the same fate as Egypt’s deposed president, Mohamed Morsi.
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, three out of six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in addition to Egypt, have broken off relations with Qatar, in the worst diplomatic crisis to hit Gulf Arab states in decades.
At least two people were killed and several others injured when a car exploded in Saudi Arabia’s eastern city of Qatif Thursday, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television reported.
More than 30 people have been killed and wounded dozens more in twin Baghdad bombings in streets packed with crowds preparing for the Ramadan fast.
U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday seeking to stop at least a portion of President Donald Trump’s multibillion sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia.
At least 28 people have been killed in Egypt after unidentified gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians who were headed to monastery in Minya province.