- Suicide bomber kills 11 in Iraq’s Anbar province
RAMADI, Iraq – A suicide bomber killed at least 11 people and wounded 21 others on Thursday in Iraq’s increasingly turbulent western Anbar province, a senior Iraqi army official and police said.
- Yemen arrests three in hunt for Al Qaeda
DUBAI – Yemeni forces hunting al Qaeda fighters who have based their regional command in the Arab country arrested three suspected militants east of the capital Sanaa, state media said on Thursday.
- Up to 37 feared dead in Pakistan avalanche
ISLAMABAD – Up to 37 people were feared dead Thursday after an avalanche slammed into a remote mountain village in northern Pakistan where hope faded of rescuing more survivors from the snow, police said.
- Senior al-Qaeda terrorists arrested in Wasit, Iraq
After raiding several houses in the al-Suweira district, 135 kilometers north of Kut, Iraqi security forces have arrested two high-level militants with links to the terrorist al-Qaeda network in the capital of the eastern Iraqi province of Wasit in a joint operation with US forces.
- Iraqi journalist kidnapped in Kirkuk
AN Iraqi journalist has been kidnapped in the ethnically mixed northern city of Kirkuk, security officials and the news organisation he worked for say.
- Abbasid era inscription discovered in Jerusalem Al-Quds
A home renovation in Jerusalem Al-Quds has yielded a rare inscription in the Arabic language, giving archaeologists an insight to the Islamic heritage of the city.
- Bahrain to import gas from Iran, Russia involved
The issue of Iran’s gas exports to Bahrain through cooperation with Russia has been raised during a tripartite meeting, Iranian official says.
- Gadkari asks Muslims to be generous
In a rare gesture, BJP president Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday called upon Muslims to be generous towards the sentiments of Hindus and facilitate the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya “to herald a new era of amity” in the country. Gadkari after formally taking over as the party president at a two-day national council meeting here said in his maiden address that he did not see a satisfactory solution to the issue through courts. He was quick to add that Muslims could construct a mosque at an alternative site.
- NATO may need 30 days to secure Taliban stronghold
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – NATO and Afghan troops have hit pockets of stiff resistance in Marjah, the Taliban’s main stronghold in southern Afghanistan, and may need another month to fully secure the area, a NATO commander said on Thursday.