Saudi Arabia's senior clerics welcome choice of new crown prince - SPA

DUBAI | Wednesday, Jun 21 2017 IST

Saudi Arabia's highest religious body, the Council of Senior Scholars, welcomed the choice of Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, the Saudi Press Agency said today. King Salman appointed Prince Moham

Read more

Islamic States chief cleric killed in Syria air strike -US-led coalition

WASHINGTON | Tuesday, Jun 20 2017 IST

The U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State confirmed in a statement today that it killed Turki al-Bin'ali, the group's self-proclaimed "Grand Mufti" or chief cleric, in an air strike in Syria on Ma

Read more

Suspects arrested over Bahrain blast in village of Shi'ite cleric - ministry

DUBAI | Tuesday, Jun 20 2017 IST

Bahrain has arrested several suspects in connection with an explosion in the village of a Shi'ite Muslim spiritual leader, the Ministry of Interior said on Twitter today. The blast on Sunday in Diraz,

Read more