1. Yemen says soldier killed in protest city of Taiz
    SANAA – Gunmen attacked a Yemeni military patrol in the southern city of Taiz, killing a soldier, Yemen’s state news agency said on Friday, in a resumption of clashes between loyalists and opponents of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
  2. Tunisians rally to demand judicial reform
    Hundreds of Tunisians have taken to streets in the capital city of Tunis, demanding judicial reforms and the trial of members of the toppled regime.
  3. Half a million children starve in Somalia
    The United Nations says that unprecedented famine and drought in Somalia is threatening the lives of hundreds of thousands of children.
  4. Bahrain allies can’t kill anti-discriminate revolution
    A Bahraini opposition leader says the revolution in Bahrain is “not going to stop,” despite the all-out Saudi and American support for the suppressive regime in Manama.
  5. Bahrain Shia opposition bloc to boycott elections
    DUBAI: Bahrain’s largest Shia opposition group said on Friday it would boycott parliamentary elections to fill seats vacated when its deputies resigned over the Sunni-led kingdom’s crackdown on anti-government protests.
  6. Now third IPS officer
takes on Modi govt
    AHMEDABAD — After Sanjiv Bhatt and Rahul Sharma, a third Indian Police Officer (IPS) has taken on the Narendra Modi government in Gujarat.
  7. Libya rebels beat back Gaddafi rocket positions
    TUARGA — Rebels controlled much of the western Libyan town of Tuarga on Friday an AFP correspondent witnessed, just hours after a large-scale assault aimed at snuffing out rocket attacks on nearby Misrata.
  8. Old City defies bandh for Ramzan shopping
    HYDERABAD: The bandh called by the Telangana Joint Action Committee could not take away the sheen of Ramzan shopping in the narrow bylanes of the Old City. Though customers from other parts of the city chose to stay put, the big crowd thronging shops did not betray anything amiss in the festive atmosphere.
  9. Mohammed Ali Road to a bout of cholera
    Imagine, you can get an outbreak of cholera from kebab. Actually, you can stop imagining. For that’s what’s happening these days of fasting, and nights of feasting — Ramzan feasting!