1. Iraqi air force strikes city to try to oust Al Qaeda
    Iraqi government forces battling an Al Qaeda offensive near the Syrian border launched an air strike on Ramadi city on Sunday killing 25 Islamist militants, according to local officials.
  2. Fresh bomb carnage in Iraqi capital
    A new wave of bombings has caused carnage in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, killing at least 20 people.
  3. At least 18 killed in Bangladesh election violence
    Bangladesh’s opposition has called a new 48-hour general strike to protest at the killing of its supporters by police during a violence-plagued general election
  4. Iraq readying ‘major attack’ to retake Fallujah
    Iraq is preparing a “major attack” on militant-held Fallujah, a senior official said Sunday, spelling another assault for the city west of Baghdad where US forces repeatedly battled insurgents.
  5. Kerry Says Iran Could Join Syrian Peace Talks
    Secretary of State John Kerry said that Iran may become involved in Syrian peace talks to be held in Geneva this month, a possibility that members of the opposition have resisted.
  6. Accident: Saudia B763 at Madinah on Jan 5th 2014, right main gear up landing
    A Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration HS-BKE performing flight SV-2841 from Mashad (Iran) to Madinah (Saudi Arabia) with 299 passengers and 16 crew, was on approach to Madinah when the crew received an unsafe indication for the right hand main gear and aborted the approach at about 03:30L (00:30Z).
  7. India gets favourable international ruling on ship detention by Iran
    Vindicating India’s stand, an international review panel has ruled that its crude tanker MT Desh Shanti, which was detained by Iranian authorities in August last, did not violate maritime rules.
  8. UK parliamentary team due in Iran Monday
    A British parliamentary delegation headed by former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw is scheduled to travel to Iran to hold talks with senior officials of the country, an Iranian lawmaker says.
  9. Saudi digging own grave with ME policies
    With full backing of Saudi Arabia, the international community is now harvesting the storm whose seeds have been sown by US in the Middle East in years.
  10. Iran to Send Envoy to Medina to Study Cause of Pilgrims’ Plane Incident
    Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) said it plans to send a representative to Saudi Arabia to study the emergency landing of a Saudi plane in Medina airport with about 300 Iranian pilgrims on board.