1. Diplomats protest over West Bank clash with Israel troops
    Diplomats from a number of European countries and the UN have reacted angrily after Israeli soldiers intervened to prevent them delivering aid to Bedouins in the West Bank.
  2. Pro-Mursi protesters are awaiting signal for ‘sexual Jihad’: report
    A fatwa (religious edict) apparently permitting ‘sexual jihad’ appeared on a Facebook page reportedly affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), but some have dismissed it as a parody.
  3. Tunisian girls return home pregnant after ‘sexual jihad’ in Syria
    A number of Tunisian girls who had travelled to Syria to perform “sexual jihad” there have returned back home pregnant, Tunisian Interior Minister Lotfi Bin Jeddo said on Thursday.
  4. Syria ‘submits chemical weapons data’ to Hague watchdog
    Syria has begun sending details of its chemical weapons as part of a US-Russia brokered deal to make them safe, the chemical arms watchdog has said.
  5. Iran’s Rouhani dismisses nuclear weapons fears
    Iran’s new President Hassan Rouhani has said that his country will never build nuclear weapons.
  6. Iran’s sole Jewish lawmaker heads to UN with president
    TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s only Jewish lawmaker says he will be part of President Hasan Rouhani’s delegation to the United Nations.
  7. Pakistan to free Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Baradar on Saturday
    Former Afghan Taliban second-in-command Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar is to be released from prison in Pakistan on Saturday, the foreign ministry says.
  8. U.S. issues rights warning to Bahrain
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) — Bahrain has been called on to take its commitments to political reform seriously following the arrest of an opposition leader, the U.S. State Department said.