1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Saudi rights activist Iman al-Qahtani given travel ban
    A Saudi Arabian activist and journalist has been banned from travelling abroad.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.