1. Taliban claim deadly attacks on Shias in Pakistani city of Karachi
    Pro-Taliban militants have claimed responsibility for recent twin bombings that targeted a predominantly Shia neighborhood in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi.
  2. Twin bombs at Iraq Shia mosque kill nine: Officials
    Twin bombings — an explosives-rigged vehicle followed by a suicide attacker — at a Shia mosque in Iraq’s restive northern town of Tuz Khurmatu killed at least nine people Saturday, officials said.
  3. Deadly blasts hit Pakistani city of Karachi
    At least seven people are reported to have been killed in two bomb explosions in a busy area of Pakistan’s southern city of Karachi.
  4. Iran nuclear talks: Hague bids to close ‘narrow gaps’
    The UK’s foreign secretary has said “narrow gaps” remain between Iran and the six world powers meeting in Geneva to discuss Tehran’s nuclear programme.
  5. Egypt expels Turkish ambassador
    Egypt has told the Turkish ambassador to leave the country, a day after the Turkish leader called for ousted President Mohammed Morsi to be freed.
  6. Shia Bahrainis march against ‘repression’
    Thousands take to the streets south of Manama to protest against what they say is a crackdown on the opposition.
  7. Syrian Rebels Seize Control of Oil Field From Assad
    BEIRUT, Lebanon — A group of Syrian rebel brigades, including an affiliate of Al Qaeda, seized a large oil and gas field from government forces on Saturday, opposition activists said, further depriving the government of President Bashar al-Assad of the resources it needs to remain solvent.
  8. Lebanon ‘identifies’ Iran embassy bomber
    Judge names one of men behind attack in capital Beirut that killed 23 people, after DNA tests on his father.
  9. Bairam Khan’s mausoleum in Patan lies in shambles
    PALANPUR: Not many know that an inconspicuous mausoleum in a desolate part of Patan could be that of Bairam Khan, commander in chief of the Mughal army, a powerful statesman and the guardian, chief mentor, advisor, teacher and most trusted person of emperor Akbar.
  10. No protest demos on Sunday: Shia Ulema Council
    KARACHI: Leader of Shia Ulema Council (SUC) Shabbir Matmi Saturday announced to cancel the protest demonstrations which were scheduled to be held Sunday under the SUC’s banner.