- Pakistan names school, stadium after Shia teenager
Pakistani authorities have named a school and stadium after a Shia schoolboy who scarified his life to stop a Taliban bomber in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.
- Bahrains war on religious freedom: Prayer banned in historic mosque
The regime in Bahrain has once again prevented citizens from praying in the Barbaghi historic mosque.
- 3 Bahraini Detainees at Serious Risk of Severe Torture
The Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses grave concern about the well being of Ahmed Mohammed Saleh AlArab (22 years old), Mansoor Ali Mansoor AlJamri (19 years old) and Hussain AlGhasrah who were arrested early morning of 9 January 2014 in Hamad Town.
- Saudi Regime Trying to Unite Main Opposition in Syria
Saudi Foreign Minister Saud Al-Faisal has held several meetings with his Arab and Turkish counterparts at his residence in Paris to save the opposition Syrian National Coalition (SNC), media reports said.
- Kerry and Lavrov discuss possible ceasefire in Syria
US secretary of state John Kerry and Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov discussed the possibility of ceasefires in parts of Syria, Mr Kerry said today after talks in Paris.
- Iran, Six World Powers Likely to Meet Again in February
TEHRAN (Tasnim) Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araqchi did not rule out the possibility that Tehran and the six world powers will likely resume nuclear negotiations after the Geneva deal comes into effect on January 20.
- Lawless Pak lawmaker arrested for holding 5 prisoners in private dungeon, attack on police
A Pakistani legislator has been arrested for running a private dungeon at his home in which five people were found chained up, two of them for several years, police said on Monday. The dungeon only came to light after private guards working for the lawmaker, Abdul Rehman Khetran, attacked police at a checkpoint on Sunday, beat them up and stole their weapons.
- Amid crisis in Anbar, UN chief visits Iraq
The U.N. chief has arrived in Baghdad as an unprecedented standoff is underway between Iraqi troops and al-Qaida-linked militants in western Anbar province.
- Syria warns against conditions for Geneva peace talks
DAMASCUS: Syria warned on Monday against preconditions for peace talks in Switzerland next week, a day after an opposition leader said President Bashar al-Assad’s departure was “inevitable”.
- Obama warns Congress to avoid new sanctions on Iran
US President Barack Obama has once again warned Congress against imposing new economic sanctions on Iran.