- Pakistan is largest CNG user in the world
Pakistan is the largest user of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) for running automobiles in the world and is way ahead of India, a media report said on Friday.
- Fresh series of NATO strikes target Tripoli
A series of at least 10 NATO strikes hit in and around the Libyan capital early on Friday, targeting military barracks close to Gaddafiâs sprawling compound in central Tripoli.
- Pakistan Taliban claims cross-border raid
SHALTALO, Pakistan – The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility on Friday for a cross-border attack on a security checkpost that appeared to signal that the group was adopting a new strategy of carrying out large-scale attacks on government and army targets.
- Bomb outside central Iraq mosque kills 17
Tikrit, Iraq â” A bomb placed outside a mosque frequented by provincial officials in the central Iraqi city of Tikrit killed at least 17 people and wounded 50 others after the main weekly Muslim prayers on Friday.
- Syria clashes leave 11 dead
At least 11 Syrians have been killed in the latest round of clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters in the central town of Rastan.
- Bahrain police open fire at protesters in capital
Eyewitnesses say Bahraini police have fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters marching toward Pearl Square in the country’s capital.
- President Saleh wounded as tribesmen strike palace
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh was wounded when opposition tribesmen determined to topple him hammered his palace with rockets Friday in a major escalation of the fighting.
- Yemenâs Saleh in military hospital after attack
SANAA â” Embattled Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh who was wounded in an attack on his palace on Friday is receiving treatment at the defence ministry hospital in Sanaa, a leader of the ruling party said.