People around the world have participated in protest rallies to condemn the Israeli deadly aggression against Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip.
Sistani issues call to arms against Iraq ISIL Iraq's top Shiite religious authority Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani called Iraqis Friday to take up arms against the foreign backed militants who have overrun swathes of the country after launching a major offensive.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) – an al-Qaeda offshoot -- has been careful to reveal little about himself and his whereabouts.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has issued a state of emergency throughout the country, after Iraq’s oil-rich city of Mosul fell to the hands of a radical militants group.
World Laughter Day has been celebrated in Iran. World Laughter Day takes place on the first Sunday of May of every year.
Iran will need 30,000 of its new generation centrifuges and more power plants to meet domestic fuel demands, its nuclear chief has said.