1. Quake Jolts Central Iran
    TEHRAN (FNA)- An earthquake measuring 3.3 on the Richter scale jolted the town of Mehrdasht in Yazd province, Central Iran, on Saturday morning.
  2. India to create Rs 2,000 cr energy pool to reinsure Iran crude imports
    India would be creating a Rs 2,000-crore Energy Insurance Pool (EIP) fund to back Indian firms that insure domestic refineries processing Iranian crude oil. For claims beyond Rs 2,000 crore, the Central government would extend sovereign guarantee up to Rs 10,000 crore.
  3. UN Condemns Terror Attacks In Baghdad
    The top United Nations official in Iraq today condemned in the strongest terms the coordinated attacks on several Husseiniyas in the capital Baghdad and the northern city of Kirkuk that killed and injured dozens, including Cleric Muhsin Al-Battat, Grand Ayatollah Al-Sistani`s representative in Kirkuk.
  4. Iraq to up searches of Iran overflights to Syria
    BAGHDAD — Iraq said on Saturday it will step up searches of Iranian flights via its airspace to Syria, days after US Secretary of State John Kerry publicly criticized Baghdad for turning a blind eye to them.
  5. Syrian rebels enter strategic area in Aleppo
    Syrian rebels pushed into a strategic neighbourhood in the northern city of Aleppo after days of heavy clashes, seizing control of at least part of the hilltop district and killing a pro-government Sunni Muslim cleric captured in the fighting, activists and state media said on Saturday.
  6. Anger grows over sectarian target killings
    PESHAWAR: Angry over the failure of the police in busting the gang involved in target killings of their members over the last many weeks, the Shia community members have threatened to put the bodies in front of the foreign missions in protest.
  7. Bahrain protesters clash with police: Reports
    Bahraini police used tear gas and sound bombs to disperse hundreds of protesters who took to the streets of Manama on Friday to demand the overthrow of the Sunni-led regime, witnesses said.
  8. Hazaras flee ‘systematic genocide’ in Pakistan
    Despite the risks of the long, slow boat trip to Australia – made starkly evident by the Christmas Island disaster this week when two asylum seekers drowned – hundreds of ethnic Hazaras in Pakistan are planning the same trip.
  9. First flight to Iran in 34 years departs from Cairo airport
    The first flight from Cairo to Tehran since the Iranian revolution of 1979 left Cairo International Airport on Saturday.
  10. Ban Wahhabism In Sri Lanka: Save Muslims And Save Sri Lanka – OpEd
    There comes a time when tough actions need to be taken in the interest of the country. Inaction leads to dire consequences – 30 years of LTTE terror is what happened.