- Iran says it has finished decoding downed CIA drone
Iranian officials say they have completed decoding the surveillance data and software extracted from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) drone that the United States lost possession of nearly two years ago near the city of Kashmar.
- Egypt orders arrest of sedition Sheikh Qaradawi
Qatar’s Egyptian national notorious mufti, Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, will be arrested immediately if he is found to set foot in Egypt, following his support to the Muslim brotherhood and his hostile remarks about Egypt’s Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar.
- Azeri protesters want Pres. Aliyev to step down
Azerbaijan’s main opposition coalition National Council of Democratic Forces has staged a protest in the capital city of Baku, demanding President Ilham Aliyev’s resignation.
- Terrorist Jundullah claims Pakistan deadly attack
Pakistani-Taliban linked group Jundullah has claimed the Sunday deadly attack in Pakistan which killed 75 people in Peshawar, the main town in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.
- Turkey Illegally Interrogate Shiite Pilgrims After Iran Trip
A group of 35 young Turkish pilgrims returning from the holy city of Mashhad have been reportedly subjected to illegal interrogations upon arrival in Turkey.
- EU says Iran, 6 key nations to meet this week for nuclear talks at United Nations
UNITED NATIONS — Iran’s new foreign minister will join talks with six key nations trying to rein in the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program later this week at the United Nations, the European Union’s foreign policy chief said Monday.
- Jordan court jails 5 for allegedly seeking to join Syria’s Nusra Front
AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan’s military court has convicted five Jordanians of trying to sneak into neighboring Syria to join rebels seeking to unseat President Bashar Assad.
- Double bombing at Sunni funeral in Baghdad kills 14
BAGHDAD — A double bombing targeting Sunni mourners in Baghdad killed 14 people on Monday, the third day in a row in which funerals have been attacked amid a wave of bloodshed across Iraq, officials said.
- Syria submits further details of chemical weapons to monitoring group
Syria has submitted a second statement containing details of its chemical-weapons stockpiles to the international organization charged with monitoring and destroying them, the group reported Saturday.
- Iran takes charm offensive to U.N., agrees to nuclear talks
(Reuters) – Iran’s new government took its diplomatic charm offensive to the United Nations on Monday and agreed to new talks on its nuclear program with top diplomats from six world powers, including U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.