1. Syria attacks Saudi over arming opposition calls
    DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria lashed out at Saudi Arabia on Saturday, a day after the kingdom’s foreign minister backed the idea of arming the rebels fighting President Bashar Assad’s regime, accusing Riyadh of becoming ‘a partner’ in the bloodshed in Syria.
  2. Israel inks $1.6 billion arms deal with Azerbaijan
    JERUSALEM – Israeli defense officials on Sunday confirmed $1.6 billion in deals to sell drones as well as anti-aircraft and missile defense systems to Azerbaijan, bringing sophisticated Israeli technology to the doorstep of archenemy Iran.
  3. Large blast hits at eastern Afghan airport
    Afghan police say a large explosion has gone off at the gates of Jalalabad airport in eastern Afghanistan.
  4. 5 culprits in deadly attacks on Shia in Karachi attacks arrested
    The Pakistani police have arrested five terrorists involved in the recent deadly attacks on Shia Muslims in Karachi.
  5. Arming Syrian rebels ‘excellent idea: Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Arabia has said that arming the Syrian rebels is “an excellent idea,” following remarks by US President Barack Obama vowing to use every tool available against Damascus.
  6. Syrians to vote on new constitution
    Syrians are set to vote in a referendum on a new constitution that would pave the way for multi-party parliamentary elections within three months.
  7. Saudi police detain two activists amid uprising
    Saudi regime forces have reportedly arrested two people over allegations that they were involved in “anti-government” activities.
  8. Bahrain opposition says ‘violations’ on rise since probe
    Bahrain’s main opposition formation Al-Wefaq said on Saturday that a woman had died from tear gas inhalation, noting that “violations” by the authorities have increased over the past several months.
  9. Iran refuses to deliver 500k-barrel oil shipment to Greece
    Iran has refused to deliver a 500,000-barrel shipment of oil to Greece in response to EU oil sanctions imposed against the country.