1. Shias have right to practise beliefs – ex-Perlis mufti
    Shia Muslim followers have the right to practise their beliefs, says former Perlis mufti Datuk Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin (pic) today.
  2. Iran, six powers meet on steps to carry out nuclear deal
    (Reuters) – Iran and six world powers began expert-level talks on Monday to work out nitty gritty details in implementing a landmark accord for Tehran to curb its disputed nuclear program in return for a limited easing of sanctions.
  3. Kuwait court clears 70 over 2011 parliament storming
    KUWAIT CITY: A Kuwaiti court on Monday acquitted 70 members of the country’s opposition, including several former lawmakers, of charges related to the 2011 storming of the parliament.
  4. Kuwaiti Finance Minister meets Syrian opposition chief
    KUWAIT: Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah met here on Sunday visiting chairman of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Force (NCSROF) Ahmed Al-Jarba and his party.
  5. Syria Retakes Road Needed for Chemical Weapons Removal
    Syrian activists say President Bashar al-Assad’s forces have regained control of the main highway connecting Damascus to the coast that is needed to extract hundreds of tons of toxic chemicals for destruction.
  6. Iraq Forces Clash With Gunmen in Syria Border Area
    BAGHDAD — Iraqi forces battled gunmen trying to infiltrate the country from neighboring Syria on Monday, while attacks in Baghdad and north of the capital killed more than 20 people, officials said.
  7. Indonesia train crashes into fuel truck, killing 10 in ball of fire
    JAKARTA: A crowded commuter train crashed into a fuel tanker on the outskirts of the Indonesian capital on Monday, killing at least 10 people in a huge explosion and injuring scores.
  8. The Deadly Pawns of Saudi Arabia
    Donors in Saudi Arabia have notoriously played a pivotal role in creating and maintaining Sunni jihadist groups over the past 30 years. But, for all the supposed determination of the United States and its allies since 9/11 to fight “the war on terror”, they have showed astonishing restraint when it comes to pressuring Saudi Arabia and the Gulf monarchies to turn off the financial tap that keeps the jihadists in business.
  9. Sectarian murders eclipse targeted operation
    A sharp decline has been witnessed in targeted killings when the law enforcement agencies launched targeted operation in the unstable city