Iran Successfully Tests Space Vehicle

Iran has successfully tested a space-launch vehicle with capability of carrying satellites, a local media reported on Thursday. According to the media report, the rocket, Simorgh, is able to carry satellites weighing as much as […]

Barclays sets aside extra £700m for PPI

Barclays has set aside an extra £700m to meet compensation claims for mis-selling payment protection insurance. The news came as the bank reported a 13% jump in group pre-tax profits to £2.34bn for the first […]

Israel removes more al-Aqsa security installations

Israel has removed more security installations from the entrance to al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem after protests and deadly unrest in recent days. Newly installed railings, gates and scaffolding where cameras were previously mounted were […]

Egypt jails scores for life over 2011 protests

An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced 43 activists to life in prison in connection with violence in 2011 following the removal of former President Hosni Mubarak in a popular uprising, judicial sources said. The […]

Libyan rivals agree on nationwide ceasefire

The two main rivals in conflict-ridden Libya have agreed on a nationwide ceasefire, except for in the fight against terrorist groups, and will work on holding early presidential and parliamentary elections, according to a joint declaration. […]

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