1. US, Pakistan authorities dispute militant’s death
    US and Pakistani authorities disagree sharply over claims that senior Al Qaeda leader Ilyas Kashmiri was killed in a recent missile strike, officials from both countries said
  2. Afghans want Taliban dropped from UN sanctions list
    KABUL — Afghan officials are asking the United Nations Security Council to lift sanctions against some 50 Taliban figures, a senior diplomat said Tuesday, amid moves towards reconciliation.
  3. Yemen facing humanitarian catastrophe
    LONDON – Yemen is facing a humanitarian catastrophe as an explosion of violence strains a country that is already one of the poorest in the world, Yemen representative for the UN children’s agency UNICEF said on Tuesday.
  4. Libya’s Gaddafi vows to fight to the death
    Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi vowed on Tuesday in a speech broadcast live on state television to fight to the end, after NATO intensified air strikes on Tripoli.
  5. Battles rage in al Qaeda-held Yemen town, 45 dead
    SANAA – At least 45 people were killed in an al Qaeda-held town in the latest violence in Yemen and protesters took to the streets of the capital on Tuesday to demand that President Ali Abdullah Saleh stay in exile.
  6. New Wave of Shia Arrests Kicks Off
    Bahraini police arrested a number of Shia at the weekend for shouting anti-government slogans during a religious festival in the Persian Gulf Arab state, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday.
  7. Assad to meet with Kurdish parties, report says
    Syrian President invited representatives from twelve Kurdish parties for talks.
  8. Homeless Orphan’s of Parachinar stage protest demonstration + PIC
    Dozens of orphans of those martyred by Taliban terrorists in Parachinar on Monday staged a protest demonstration in front of National Press Club Islamabad.
  9. UN rights chief slams ‘blatant distortion’ in reports of meeting with Bahrain officials
    The U.N.’s top human rights official has sharply criticized Bahrain for inaccurate reports by its state-run news agency on her meeting with government officials in Geneva last week.
  10. Bahrain: Trial Opens for 47 Doctors and Nurses
    Dozens of doctors and nurses who treated injured antigovernment protesters during the months of unrest in Bahrain went on trial.