Saudi Arabia's highest religious authority has condemned the armed groups Islamic State and al-Qaeda as apostates and labelled them the "number one enemy of Islam".
Egypt's foreign ministry has called on the US to show restraint in its reaction to protests in Missouri, according to a report in local news provider, Ahram Online.
The most crucial part of the operation to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons has been completed, the organisation charged with their destruction has said.
A week-long truce in Gaza has collapsed in tatters after Palestinian fighters launched rockets into Israel and Israel attacked "terror sites" inside the enclave.
Iraqi forces have launched an operation to retake Tikrit, the hometown of toppled President Saddam Hussein, from Islamic State fighters.
Israel and Palestinian leaders have agreed to extend a Gaza truce by another 24 hours, minutes before an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire was set to expire, officials on both sides have said.
Four Saudi men have been beheaded by sword after being convicted of smuggling cannabis into the country, the interior ministry has said.
A 6.3 magnitude earthquake has struck a remote area in western Iran, leaving dozens injured and causing considerable damage.
Kurdish and Iraqi government forces have taken control of the Mosul dam from the Islamic State group, after days of fighting aided by multiple air strikes from US jets and drones.
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