- 25 killed by Syrian militants’ missile
DAMASCUS, July 21 (Xinhua) — Up to 25 Syrian civilians were killed and over 85 others injured on Sunday when Syrian armed opposition fired in the northwestern province of Idlib, pro- government Sham FM radio reported.
- France veil row sparks Trappes unrest
Crowds of youths have thrown stones at French police and set fire to cars in a second night of disturbances in the Paris suburb of Trappes.
- U.S. Intelligence Official Says Syrian War Could Last for Years
ASPEN, Colo. — A senior American intelligence official on Saturday warned that the Syrian conflict could last “many, many months to multiple years,” and described a situation that would most likely worsen regardless of whether the Syrian leader, President Bashar al-Assad, fell.
- Bahraini parliamentarian’s house attacked for second time
ABU DHABI: Assailants attacked the home of a Bahraini member of parliament with petrol bombs on Sunday for the second time in a week, the state news agency BNA said, the latest in a series of assaults on public officials and security personnel in the kingdom.
- Saudi rights activist Iman al-Qahtani given travel ban
A Saudi Arabian activist and journalist has been banned from travelling abroad.
- Wave of car bombs kills at least 30 in Baghdad
At least 30 people have been killed in a series of car bombings across the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, officials say.
- Egypt starts on new constitution
A 10-strong panel of legal experts, appointed by interim President Adly Mansour, is to start work on Sunday on amending Egypt’s constitution.
- Gunmen raid Iraq’s Abu Ghraib and Taji jails
Armed gunmen have launched an attack on the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, hitting the facility with rocket-propelled grenades and mortars, officials say.
- Iran ban skipper over UAE dispute
Iran has barred national football team captain Javad Nekounam’s lucrative transfer to a club in neighbouring UAE because of a dispute over a name, media reports said on Sunday.