1. Bahrain to adopt online registration
of pilgrims
    MANAMA — Bahrain will adopt a system of e-registration for pilgrims from the next Haj season to facilitate and speed up work of Haj caravans.
  2. Dogs sniff out explosives in truck at Kuwaiti port
    KUWAIT – Kuwaiti police dogs sniffed out plastic explosives hidden in a pickup truck that was trying to enter an industrial seaport, security officials said on Monday.
  3. Libya rebels claim tighter grip on city of Misrata
    BENGHAZI, Libya — Rebels inside the Libyan city of Misrata said Monday that they drove Muammar Gaddafi’s forces from another key point on the outskirts of the country’s third-largest city.
  4. Muslims in Japan sue over anti-terror probe
    TOKYO — Fourteen Muslims, including Japanese nationals, Monday filed a lawsuit against the Tokyo and state governments, contending that anti-terrorism investigations by police violated their freedom of faith.
  5. Gunmen kill Saudi diplomat in southern Pakistan
    KARACHI — Gunmen on a motorbike shot and killed a Saudi diplomat as he was driving in Pakistan’s largest city on Monday, just days after two hand grenades were tossed at the Arab state’s consulate building, police in Karachi said.
  6. Pakistan, US try to smooth bin Laden row
    ISLAMABAD — Pakistan and the United States sought Monday to smooth a damaging row caused by Osama bin Laden’s killing, hailing each other as partners with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton poised to visit.
  7. Tanks push deeper into restive Syrian area
    AMMAN – At least 15 Syrian tanks pushed overnight into a rural area near the Lebanese border, where security forces have concentrated their latest crackdown against pro-democracy demonstrations, human rights activists said.
  8. Syria’s Assad may face international court: UK
    LONDON — A British official says Syrian President Bashar Assad could eventually be referred to the International Criminal Court alongside Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi.
  9. Bahrain court adjourns trial of protest activists
    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) – Bahrain’s special security court on Monday adjourned until next week the trial of 21 opposition leaders and political activists, mostly Shiites, accused of plotting against the state.