1. US has stopped fighting the Taliban: Karzai
    Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said that the United States has stopped fighting against the Taliban.
  2. Iran’s president defies supreme leader to safeguard his future
    It was an extraordinary moment in the history of the Islamic Republic.
  3. Sanctions on Iran Leave 11,000 French Citizens working in the Auto Sector Jobless
    France’s largest automaker, struggling to compete in Europe’s stagnant car market, is cutting 8,000 jobs and closing the Aulnay-sous-Bois factory,” Euronews stated.
  4. Israeli Says Syrian Media Misreported Exile’s Views
    BEIRUT, Lebanon — A public relations controversy erupted Saturday after a leading Israeli newspaper published comments from a brief interview with the leader of Syria’s main exile opposition group.
  5. Bahrain’s Sunnis, Shiites to Meet Sunday
    MANAMA, Bahrain — After nearly two years of nonstop unrest, opposing factions in Bahrain are set to open talks to ease an Arab Spring conflict that has run longer than Syria’s rebellion and is playing out on the doorstep of the U.S. military’s main naval base in the Persian Gulf.
  6. Iran: Syria’s Assad Regime Ready To Negotiate
    Syria’s government is ready to sit down with the opposition to bring a two-year uprising against the regime to an end, Iran’s foreign minister believes.
  7. Shia-Sunni conflict: One man’s faith is another man’s funeral
    The Old Golimaar area of Karachi is firmly divided between ‘us’ and ‘them’ — black flags flutter outside Shia houses, and dark green ones outside those of Sunnis. It is here, in these congested lanes, that the first five Shia men lost their lives in a sectarian conflict which would mark the city’s fate for decades.
  8. Bahrain political rivals launch fresh round of talks
    Bahrain’s key political players launched a new round of talks on Sunday to try to resolve the kingdom’s two-year crisis, after opposition groups made a last-minute decision to join a national dialogue.
  9. President Assad could hold on for years: Iraqi PM
    Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki says he believes Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could remain as the head of the state for years despite US expectations of an imminent fall.
  10. Syria militants suffer heavy losses in Damascus clashes
    Foreign-backed militants have reportedly suffered heavy losses after clashes with government troops over control of a key highway in Damascus.