1. Syria rebukes France for supporting rebels
    AMMAN (AP) — Syria lashed out at France on Sunday for backing the rebels seeking to overthrow President Bashar Assad, saying Paris’ growing support for the opposition does nothing but undermine the mission of the new UN envoy tasked with brokering a diplomatic solution to the conflict.
  2. Syrian crisis gives Al-Qaeda new lease on life
    The conflict in Syria has opened up a new front for Al-Qaeda terrorists to fight against one of their old foes, namely the ruling Baath Party in Syria.
  3. Saudi Arabia: 30,000 Computers Of World’s Biggest Oil Company Hit
    Insiders are thought to have facilitated the cyber-attack on the world’s largest oil company, says a probe. The group behind the hack on state-run Saudi Aramco claim the attack is revenge for “crimes and atrocities” by the Saudi government.
  4. Syrian troops storm Damascus refugee area, chase rebels
    BEIRUT – Syrian government troops stormed an area of Damascus populated by Palestinian refugees yesterday after a four-day artillery assault on the southern suburb where rebels have been sheltering, opposition activists said.
  5. Bahrain to take legal action against Shiites over protest rally
    Bahrain’s ministry of interior said yesterday it would take legal action against the largest Shia opposition bloc, Al Wefaq, for holding an unlicensed rally in central Manama on Friday.
  6. Saving Gilgit-Baltistan
    Speaking at a press conference in Skurdu last Sunday, Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan urged the Chief Justice of Pakistan to take suo moto notice of targeted killing of members of the Shia community in Gilgit-Baltistan.
  7. Yasmin, Filadelfia donate books, clothes to Shia refugees
    Two beleagured churches GKI Yasmin and HKBP Filadelfia donated books and clothes for Shia refugees in Sampang, East Java, who currently living in an indoor tennis court after being evicted from their homes by Sunni Muslims few weeks ago.
  8. Iraq to replace iconic Saddam statue
    BAGHDAD: Nearly a decade after Saddam Hussein’s statue was pulled down in an iconic moment seen globally, Baghdad will finally replace it with new artwork to mark its selection as the 2013 Arab Capital of Culture.
  9. Saudi Women Rally in Support of Bahrain Revolution Leaders
    QATIF – Hundreds of women staged a big rally in Qatif city in the Saudi Eastern province to shout protest against the court rulings issued by Al-Khalifa courts for Bahrain’s revolution leaders and activists.