1. 60 killed in triple bombing in Basra
    At least 60 people have been killed and 70 others injured by a triple bombing that ripped through the center of Iraq’s southern port city of Basra.
  2. Afghan media: US-led death toll at 4,413
    Afghanistan’s official state news agency says the US-led war in the country has claimed the lives of 4,413 foreign soldiers since the beginning of the invasion in 2001.
  3. Pakistan floods kill 1,600, affect 15mn
    The worst flooding in the history of Pakistan has so far left 1,600 people dead, affecting the lives of 15 million others.
  4. JD(U) seeks sub-plan for Muslim areas
    With an eye on the coming Bihar polls, the Janata Dal(U) on Saturday demanded a sub-plan providing for a dedicated fund for the development of Muslim-dominated areas. The party’s national executive, which began its two-day session here, adopted a resolution to this effect.
  5. BJP embarks on minority-wooing exercise
    PATNA: With the nod of party’s Central leadership, the state BJP has embarked on wooing the minority sections, specially the Muslim minority, as part of what is being called its Bihar Experiment’ so as to cultivate and project the party’s “soft face”, meaning that it is not hostile towards the state’s Muslims.
  6. Hi-tech equipment for UAE University
    The new Maqam Campus of the UAE University (UAEU) now has the latest and high performance network, allowing an interactive learning environment for students.
  7. Foreign mercs must leave, Karzai says
    Afghan President Hamid Karzai has called on the United States and its allies to stop supporting private security companies, saying the activities of these firms aggravate the country’s problems.