1. 140,000 Filipinos ‘could lose jobs in Saudi’
    Up to 140,000 Philippine workers could lose their jobs in Saudi Arabia due to a domestic helper ban, the Filipino labour minister said.
  2. 13 civilians killed in airstrike in Afghan east
    Khost — Up to 13 civilians, mostly women and children, were killed in a NATO airstrike on Thursday in the eastern Afghan province of Khost, provincial police chief Mohamad Zazai said.
  3. 11 killed in Karachi
    Eleven people were killed in Karachi on Thursday as the death toll rose to over 40 this week with rival political parties fighting it out on the city streets while law enforcement agencies looked on helplessly. The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), which broke its political alliance with the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party last week, claimed that the killings were being carried out against its workers who were being targeted by militants of rival parties.
  4. Suspected al-Qaida militants kill 10 Yemeni troops
    SANAA, Yemen — Suspected al-Qaida militants killed 10 Yemeni soldiers after stopping them at a fake checkpoint in the country’s restive south, security officials said Thursday.
  5. HRW blasts US over Bahrain crackdown
    Human Rights Watch (HRW) has lashed out at the US and its allies for ignoring violent oppression against peaceful anti-regime protesters in Bahrain.
  6. Report: Saudi diplomats among worst in London
    The number of foreign diplomats and embassy staff in London being arrested over crimes is on the rise, with Saudi Arabia’s embassy topping the list, says a new report.
  7. Kuwait’s new mosque is more than a nod to the Taj Mahal
    “Inside, it’s totally different. It’s not the same as the Taj Mahal for sure,” Mr Mohammed said. “It’s not a mausoleum; it’s not a visiting place; it’s a place for praying.”
  8. 15 arrested, 5 for terrorism in Basra
    Basra’s Police Media and Relations Department said today that police forces arrested 15 wanted people, including five wanted on terrorism charges, and a gang that murdered a man and his wife 120 km north of the province.
  9. AMU approves five new study centres
    ALIGARH (UP): Aligarh Muslim University has sanctioned the establishment of five study centres of distance education in different parts of the country.
  10. Police seize graveyard registers
    MUMBAI: The Byculla police have seized 11 registers belonging to the Naryalwadi cemetery for Muslims after finding that 291 graves had been sold.