1. Iraq’s patience with Iranian exiles ‘wearing thin’, warns UN envoy
    UNITED NATIONS The Iraqi government’s patience is “wearing thin” with exiled opponents of Iran who are refusing to leave their camp north of Baghdad, a UN envoy warned on Thursday.
  2. UN council extends Syria observer mission
    Fifteen-member council unanimously approves 30-day extension of mission meant to monitor implementation of peace plan.
  3. Bahrain protesters renew clashes with police
    Opposition activists battle with riot police in Manama after government moves to make political marches illegal.
  4. Islamic fighters flocking to Syria
    In the 1980s, it was Afghanistan to which international Islamic fighters came, helping the mujahedeen successfully take on the Soviet army and its puppet regime in Kabul.
  5. Syria crisis: Iraqis flee ‘sectarian violence’ in Damascus
    In the late evening, a busload of Iraqis arrived in Baghdad after a 12-hour journey across the desert.
  6. Save the Lives of Shia Muslims and Shrines in Syria
    Washington DC -According to our sources in Sayedah Zainab, Syria, 10 kilometers outside Damascus, thousands of Shi’a Muslims are in danger of massacre by the Free Syrian Army and groups affiliated with them.
  7. Assad forces take fight to rebels in Damascus
    SYRIAN forces have launched an all-out assault on opposition strongholds in Damascus, after rebels seized crossings on the Iraq and Turkey borders amid a heavy death toll.
  8. Nizam’s heirs seek Pakistani intervention to unfreeze bank account
    The descendants of the Nizam have appealed to Pakistan to reciprocate to India’s offer of an out-of-court settlement over the wealth of the ruler of erstwhile Hyderabad state lying locked up in a London bank for over 60 years.
  9. Girl killed in Kurram rocket attack
    PARACHINAR: A teenaged girl was killed and four persons sustained injuries in a rocket attack in upper Kurram Agency, tribal sources said on Friday.