24th January 2015
Scotland didn’t fly flags at half mast for dead Saudi king 14
6:09 PM — The Scottish government did not fly flags at half mast as a tribute to the late Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz - despite the practice in England.
23rd January 2015
Scottish Tory leader gives perfect response to tributes paid to late Saudi king 16
4:26 PM — The leader of the Scottish Conservatives Ruth Davidson has condemned the UK for flying flags at half mast a tribute to the late Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz.
Britain flies flags at half-mast for anti-gay late Saudi King 31
1:48 PM — Tributes have been paid to the late King of Saudi Arabia Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, who has died, with flags being flown at half mast on UK Government buildings in tribute.
20th January 2015
This huge crowd gathered to see gay men be thrown to their deaths 35
4:05 PM — Last week PinkNews reported that the Islamic State (ISIS) had released shocking images showing the execution of two men for being gay. Some of the images are too disturbing to be reproduced on PinkNews, even with a warning.
19th January 2015
Israel to permit trans people to legally change gender without surgery 17
7:42 PM — Israel is to re-draft its recognition laws, so trans people will no longer be forced to undergo surgery to legally change their gender.
16th January 2015
SHOCKING images show Islamic State throwing gay men to death 382
11:54 PM — The Islamic State (ISIS) has released shocking images showing the execution of two men for being gay. Some of the images are too shocking to be reproduced on PinkNews, even with a warning.
7th January 2015
Trans woman denied access to Western Wall in Jerusalem 12
2:35 PM — A trans woman was denied access to both the woman's and the men's section of the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
2nd January 2015
Israel’s only out gay MP quits politics 3
1:09 PM — The only out gay MP in the Israeli legislature has announced that he intends to quit politics.
21st December 2014
You can pay to join the mile high club, but gays might not be allowed 4
12:24 PM — A Middle Eastern airline is offering people the chance to join the mile high club - but they might not allow same-sex couples.
10th December 2014
Islamic State posts photos of ‘gay’ thrown off building and stoned to death 91
11:17 AM — Photographs of a man believed to have been gay being thrown off a building and stoned to death have been posted by the Islamic State group.
25th November 2014
Report: IS stones 2 ‘gay men’ to death in Syria 27
4:44 PM — Islamic State (IS) has stoned two men to death after claiming they were gay, reports out of Syria say.
18th November 2014
Qatar to host 2019 World Athletics Championships despite anti-gay laws 10
3:00 PM — Qatar has been awarded the 2019 World Athletics Championships despite controversies around its anti-gay laws and human rights abuses linked to the 2022 World Cup.
17th November 2014
Israel: Gay-friendy ID cards introduced for children of same-sex parents 17
12:37 PM — Israel has begun issuing new ID cards to children of same-sex parents - as previous cards only allowed for a 'mother' and a 'father'.
15th November 2014
Saudi Arabia: Gay man jailed for three years over naked photos 18
3:43 PM — A gay man in Saudi Arabia has been jailed for three years, for engaging in 'immoral acts' by taking naked photos of himself.
14th November 2014
Qatar: We will find ‘creative’ solutions to gays at the World Cup 14
12:09 PM — The Qatari sports minister has claimed that his country will find "creative" solutions to gay people attending the world cup despite its ban on homosexuality.
13th November 2014
Anti-gay Qatar cleared by FIFA to host 2022 World Cup 9
12:25 PM — Qatar – a country notorious for its anti-gay laws – has been cleared to host the 2022 World Cup by football’s governing body.
11th November 2014
Saudi Arabia: Gay man arrested for ‘offensive’ pictures found on his mobile 31
10:04 AM — A man in eastern Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to three years in jail for engaging in "immoral acts."
9th November 2014
British man charged with anti-gay hate crime kills eight in Iraq suicide bombing 114
11:49 AM — A British man who was charged with a hate crime for handing out anti-gay leaflets has reportedly killed himself in a suicide bombing in Iraq.
5th November 2014
Report: Gay Iranians pressured into gender reassignment by doctors 13
5:28 PM — Gay Iranians are being pressured into gender reassignment treatments due to the country’s draconian ban on same-sex relationships, doctors in the country say.
10th October 2014
Financial Times editor: UAE distributors removed gay supplement from circulation 4
3:00 PM — The editor of the Financial Times (FT), has told of how distributors in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) removed a list of gay business leaders and allies from the paper, for fear of legal rebuttal.