1. Shia board’s resolution to check dowry, female foeticide
    LUCKNOW: The two-day annual convention of All India Shia Personal Law Board concluded on Sunday on a women-friendly note. Resolutions passed by the general body of the board included a slew of reformative measures including disincentives against dowry, frivolous talaq, and female foeticide.
  2. Afghanistan ‘suicide bombing’ kills 36 at army centre
    At least 36 people have been killed in an apparent suicide attack on an army recruitment centre in northern Afghanistan, local officials have said.
  3. Pakistan court avoids ruling on US gunman immunity
    LAHORE, Pakistan — A Pakistan court declined to rule Monday on the diplomatic immunity of a CIA contractor held on murder charges, throwing the decision to a lower court that has said the trial should proceed.
  4. Gaddafi offers oil production to India, Russia, China
    TRIPOLI — Libya’s leader Muammar Gaddafi invited Chinese, Russian and Indian firms to produce its oil, state news agency Jana reported Monday, in a bid to replace Western companies that fled unrest.
  5. Turkey opposes NATO Libya intervention: PM
    ISTANBUL — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday reiterated his opposition to NATO intervention in Libya, saying it would trigger dangerous consequences.
  6. Gaddafi warplanes strike rebel-held Libya city
    Muammar Gaddafi’s warplanes bombed a strategic opposition-held city on Monday as his forces tried to push ahead in an offensive to retake the rebel-held east.
  7. Japan nuclear plant rocked by 2nd blast
    SOMA, Japan — The second hydrogen explosion in three days rocked a stricken Japanese nuclear plant Monday, sending a massive cloud of smoke into the air and injuring 11 workers. Hours later, the US said it had shifted its offshore forces away from the plant after detecting low levels of radiation.
  8. Yemen uses poison gas on protesters
    Yemeni Government forces have opened fire on unarmed demonstrators with poison gas, teargas and live bullets; there is however no international outcry.
  9. Saudi Official Confirms Entry of 1000 Armed Forces to Bahrain (Urgent) / Photos
    According to Saudi officials, Saudi Arabia sent more than 1000 armed forces to Bahrain today.
  10. Now: 50% of the Bahrain Diplomatic Areas Surrounded & Controlled by Protesters
    According to reports from Bahrain, 50% of the diplomatic areas have been surrounded and are in control of protesters.