- Libya: Misrata port shelled despite Nato effort
Misrata has come under attack by Libyan government forces attempting to retake the besieged city.
- Syria extends military crackdown
Rights groups report more deaths and arrests as Assad sends troops to put down protests in Deraa, Douma and Baniyas.
- 14,000 people missing in Iraq: Official
More than 14,000 people have disappeared in Iraq since 2003, an official said on Monday, revealing for the first time the numbers who have gone missing in the violent aftermath of the US-led invasion.
- SIT files riots report in SC
The Special Investigative Team (SIT) probing Gujarat’s major cases of communal riots in 2002 has submitted its second and final report to the Supreme Court even as one more top officer of the state government pointed an accusing finger at Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
- Minister promises reopening of road within two days
As hundreds of youths from Parachinar in the restive Kurram Agency marched towards Parliament House on Monday, inside the House, Interior Minister Rehman Malik assured the lower house that security escorts will be provided to commuters and the blocked road leading to Parachinar will be reopened in 48 hours.
- Scholarship for minority scheme is unfair: Gujarat Govt
AHMEDABAD: The state government claimed before the Gujarat high court that the Centre’s scheme for scholarship for students belonging to minority communities is discriminatory in nature, as it is meant to help only one community.
- Yemen opposition to approve Gulf mediation deal
Yemen’s opposition parties said Tuesday they will soon sign a deal mediated by neighbouring Gulf countries for the embattled president to step down, possibly defusing months of deadly government protests across this impoverished Arab nation.
- Jordan king creates panel to review constitution
Jordan’s King Abdullah II on Tuesday asked a former prime minister to head a committee to review the constitution and consider amendments, in a bid to face growing demands for reforms.
- Bahrain expels Iran diplomat as ties worsen
Bahrain ordered an Iranian diplomat to leave the island kingdom as ties between the two nations worsen.
- Iraq lacking on border defence: Maliki
Iraq is lacking when it comes to protecting its borders with just months to go before US forces leave, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Tuesday, while insisting none of its neighbours would invade.