1. Iran condemns Najaf terror bombing as ‘barbaric’
    Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast has condemned Saturday’s car bomb explosion that killed at least four Iranians.
  2. Iran, China sign $143mn drilling deal
    Iran and China have reached a $143 million deal that allows a Chinese company to set up a drilling rig in the Persian Gulf.
  3. Millions of Afghan children have no access to schools
    Nearly half of school-age children in Afghanistan have no access to education, President Hamid Karzai says.
  4. Separatists clash with troops in southern Yemen
    ADEN, Yemen – At least ten separatists and three soldiers were injured in clashes in southern Yemen on Saturday, an official said, as President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s government steps up its crackdown on southern secessionists.
  5. Danish news staff rejects Prophet drawing apology
    The news staff say the paper “has nothing to apologise for,” and that “it gives the impression that we regret our journalism”
  6. Pakistani Taliban commander believed dead in army airstrike
    Maulvi Faqir Mohammad was believed to be among some two dozen insurgents killed on Friday at a sprawling compound in the northwest Mohmand tribal region, two intelligence officials said.
  7. UAE’s Bu Tinah vying to be amongst new Seven Wonders of Nature
    Backing the nomination, the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi launched on Thursday, a Dh 28 million campaign to encourage the public to cast their votes in favour of Bu Tinah.
  8. Two convicted outlawed Sipah-e-Sahaba (SSP) terrorists freed by Punjab government, Governor Punjab
    An official letter from Governor Punjab Salmaan Taseer to Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif reveals that the Punjab government released two convicted terrorists of the banned Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) — Talib Qiamat and Siddiqui Jopoo apprehended by an intelligent agency in 1992 — ahead of the by-election in PP-82 (Jhang) to get their support in by-elections. The governor has demanded drastic action against the Law Minister Rana Sanaullah under Anti Terrorism Act-1997.
  9. Muslim Prayer Opens Congress
    WASHINGTON -— The silence in the great hall of the Congress was deafening as imam Abdullah Antepli started delivering the opening prayer for the House of Representatives on Wednesday, March 3.
  10. Bahrain Shia demand cabinet change
    Bahrain’s largest Shia parliamentary group is demanding the cabinet be chosen by its elected parliament, and not appointed by the king.