1. Bahrainis rally in, around Manama
    Bahraini anti-regime protesters have once again held demonstrations in and around Manama, Press TV reports.
  2. Saudi Arabia sacks spymaster
    Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz has sacked the head of the kingdom’s intelligence agency, appointing the former ambassador to the United States as the new intelligence chief.
  3. China, Russia block Western-backed draft resolution against Syria
    China and Russia have vetoed a Western-backed draft resolution against the Syrian government, requesting a new mandate for unarmed military observers in the Arab country.
  4. After hard-line Islamists take over, Malians fear a strict Ramadan
    Normally a joyous time of fasting and prayer, the looming Muslim month of Ramadan has raised fears of stricter rule by the jihadists occupying the north Malian town of Gao.
  5. Syria forces recapture key areas across the country from rebels
    Syrian security forces have recaptured a number of key areas across the country from armed anti-government rebels, Press TVreports.
  6. Saudi Arabia’s jailed Sheikh Nemr goes on hunger strike
    Relatives of jailed Saudi cleric Sheikh Nemr al-Nemr have expressed concern over his health condition, saying the mistreated Shia figure has started an open-ended hunger strike.
  7. MWM urges govt to take action against Shia killings
    The Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) central leaders have demanded of the government and the judiciary to hang publicly those terrorists who have perpetrated genocide of Shia Muslims all over Pakistan including Karachi.
  8. Muslim athletes face fasting challenges of Ramadan ahead of Olympics
    As the sun set on Thursday, millions of Muslims worldwide began the holy month of Ramadan, when fasting during daylight hours is a religious requirement.
  9. US terms Russia, China veto in UNSC ‘deplorable’
    US terms Russia, China veto in UNSC `deplorable` Washington: The Obama Administration has condemned the decision of Russia and China to veto the UN Security Council resolution on Syria, saying “those who voted against the resolution are on the wrong side of the history.”