- Bahrain jails US Shiite citizen 10 years for participate in anti-government protests
A Bahraini court sentenced a US Shia citizen of Arab origin to 10 years in prison Tuesday for participating in an anti-government protest against al-Khalifa discrimination last year, his lawyer said.
- UN resumes Syria chemical hunt as Ban presses majors
Damascus (AFP) – Weapons inspectors returned to Syria on Wednesday to hunt for evidence of poison gas attacks, as UN leader Ban Ki-moon pressed world powers to overcome their divisions on the conflict.
- Terrorists claim 137 killed in Kenya mall attack
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The terrorist group behind the takeover of a Nairobi mall claimed Wednesday that the Kenyan government assault team carried out “a demolition” of the building, burying 137 hostages in rubble. A government spokesman denied the claim and said Kenyan forces were clearing all rooms, firing as they moved and encountering no one.
- Pakistan struggles to help quake victims; 271 dead
DALBADI, Pakistan (AP) — Rescuers struggled Wednesday to help thousands of people injured and left homeless after their houses collapsed in a major earthquake in southwestern Pakistan as the death toll from the massive tremor the day before rose to at least 271.
- Key Syria Islamist rebels say do not recognise National Coalition
BEIRUT (AFP) – Key Syrian Islamist rebel groups said late Tuesday that they do not recognise any foreign-based opposition group including the National Coalition.
- Pakistan militant Sunni group targets minorities
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Sunni militant group known for targeting rival Muslims has emerged as a dangerous new player in Pakistan, sending a pair of suicide bombers this week to detonate themselves inside a church in the deadliest ever attack against Pakistani Christians.
- Unidentified gunmen kill 7 Shia Muslims in Pakistan’s Punjab province
Lahore, Sep 7: Seven minority Shia Muslims, including a prominent community leader, have been shot dead by four unidentified men in Pakistan’s Punjab province.
- Under SP watch, UP back as a communal cauldron
* Religious riots have jolted western UP after 26 years, barring the aftermath of Babri demolition in 1992.
- An Iran-US ‘handshake’ is just what India asked for
NEW DELHI: While they aren’t yet doing a high five in South Block but it’s difficult to miss the optimism here at the possibility of Iran’s new president Hassan Rouhani actually shaking hands with Barack Obama this week.