- Ban calls for an end to use of force on Syrian civilians
(CNN) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to halt the use of force on civilians “immediately.”
- Thousand Pakistanis protest against “Killing of Shias”
Demonstrators have held a protest rally in the capital of Pakistan to condemn the sectarian violence which has targeted Shia Muslims in the southwestern province of Balochistan.
- 31 U.S. troops, 7 Afghans killed in Taliban attack on NATO helicopter
In a rare event, Taliban insurgents shoot down a Chinook helicopter with a rocket-propelled grenade near Kabul. Casualties included members of the special operations unit that carried out the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
- Saudi Wahhabi Authorities Arrested the Prominent Shia Cleric Sheikh Tawfiq al-Amir
On 3 August 2011 the Saudi security authorities arrested the Shiite cleric Sheikh Tawfiq al-Amir from the town of al-Hofouf in al-Ahsa district of the Eastern Province without charge.
- US, Bahrain secretly renew military pact
A new report has revealed that the United States and Bahrain secretly renewed a military pact for five years beyond its original deadline.
- US plans to snatch & grab Pak’s nuclear weapons
WASHINGTON: The US has a contingency plan to “snatch-and-grab” Pakistan’s nuclear weapons, if and when the President believes they are threat to either America or its interests, a media report has said, amid strains in bilateral ties.
- Water crisis in Bangladesh capital turns acute in Ramadan
It was around midnight when a teenaged girl with a plastic container in hand waited in queue at a water pump in the city’s Malibagh to collect drinking water. She did not know when her turn will come.
- Turkey calls for meeting of Muslim nations on Somalia
Turkey’s foreign minister says he has called for an urgent meeting of Muslim nations to discuss the famine in Africa.
- Libya rebels say they are advancing on Brega
BENGHAZI, Libya – Libyan rebels on Saturday said they had launched a push to capture the coastal oil town of Brega, but were advancing slowly because Muammar Gaddafi’s forces had sown landmines on the approaches to the town.
- Three killed in Iraq prison jailbreak: officials
HILLA, Iraq — At least two prisoners and a guard were killed in clashes as inmates attempted a jailbreak from a prison in the central Iraqi city of Hilla, justice and medical officials said Saturday.