- Al-Qaeda training British and European ‘jihadists’ in Syria to set up terror cells at home
Al-Qaeda training hundreds of British and European jihadis in Syria – and telling them to return home to set up terror cells
- Shia scholar gunned down in Peshawar: police
PESHAWAR: Gunmen killed a Shia Muslim scholar in the restive northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Monday, police and hospital officials said.
- Iran out of peace conference on Syria, so Geneva talks still on
(CNN) — Iran won’t be attending this week’s international peace conference on Syria because it won’t embrace the framework laid out in a previous conference, U.N. and Iranian officials said Monday.
- Syria crisis: Iran cannot go to Geneva peace talks – US
The US has urged the UN to drop its invitation to Iran to join peace talks on Syria, due to begin in two days.
- Bombings Kill At Least 21 in Baghdad
Iraqi authorities say a series of bombings across the capital, Baghdad, killed at least 21 people and wounded scores more on Monday as security forces battled Sunni Muslim militants around the western cities of Fallujah and Ramadi.
- Women seek al-Qaeda fighter husbands in Syria online
Women have been using the internet to try and find husbands among British men fighting with al-Qaeda in Syria, it was claimed
- Militants warn of present for Sochi tourists as chilling details from video emerge
Two men said by Islamist militants to have carried out suicide attacks in south Russia appeared in a video donning explosive belts and warning Vladimir Putin to expect a present at the Sochi Winter Olympics from fighters following after them.
- Second Taliban bomb attack kills 13 near Pakistan army HQ
(Reuters) – A Taliban suicide bomber killed 13 people in a crowded market near the Pakistani army headquarters on Monday, a day after the Taliban killed 20 soldiers near the largely lawless, tribal region of North Waziristan, police said.
- 14 companies bid to destroy Syria arsenal: Watchdog
The Organsiation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says it would decide next month which companies would destroy the 500 metric tonnes of chemicals.
- Temporary Nuclear Deal With Iran Takes Effect
The first orchestrated rollback in Western antinuclear economic sanctions against Iran took effect on Monday under Tehrans temporary agreement with world powers, as all sides reported that the steps initially promised had been fulfilled.