1. Bangladesh war crimes court adjourned
    DHAKA – A Bangladeshi court set up to try people accused of war crimes during the 1971 battle for independence from Pakistan was adjourned on Thursday, delaying the outlining of the first charges.
  2. Religious programming losing popularity in Saudi Arabia – Report
    Jeddah, Asharq Al-Awsat —With the holy Muslim month of Ramadan — which represents the traditional time that Arab and Muslim television viewers watch religious programing — more than half over, statistics indicate that religious programing is losing its popularity amongst Saudi Arabian viewers.
  3. Patek could face death penalty: Indonesia
    JAKARTA — Indonesian police said Thursday they will charge Bali bomb suspect Umar Patek under the anti-terrorism law as well as with premeditated murder, either of which could see him executed if convicted.
  4. Libyan rebel commander killed by allied militia
    BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – Libyan rebels say the gunmen who shot dead their military chief were militiamen allied in their struggle to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi, raising questions about divisions and lawlessness within rebel ranks.
  5. Afghan bombings kill 16, target US base
    Bomb attacks killed 16 people in Afghanistan on Thursday, ripping through a minibus packed with civilians and targeting a US-run base in the east bordering Pakistan, officials said.
  6. Turkish jets pound Kurdish rebel targets in Iraq
    Turkish jets bombed scores of targets in northern Iraq used as bases by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) following a deadly ambush by the outlawed group, the military and rebels said Thursday.
  7. Fresh wave of violence sweeps Karachi, killing 39
    A fresh wave of gang warfare and political killing has swept Karachi, Pakistan’s most populous city, leaving at least 39 dead over two days.
  8. US imposes broad new sanctions on Syria
    President Barack Obama issued an executive order on Thursday implementing new US sanctions on Syria as part of an effort to financially isolate the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
  9. Powerful Afghan blast kills 27 US soldiers
    A powerful explosion has rocked a US military base in eastern Afghanistan and reportedly killed at least 27 American soldiers and left dozens wounded.
  10. Shia Protesters attacked in Saudi Arabia
    Government forces have attacked Saudi Arabian peaceful demonstrators in the east of the oil-rich kingdom.