- Displaced Shiites denied proper health service
Internally displaced Shiites in Sidoarjo, East Java, have had to help pay the medical bills for a hospitalized friend housed at the same shelter because the provincial administration does not provide adequate health insurance.
- Pakistans Shiites bury their dead after protest
Quetta: Shiite Muslims in Pakistans troubled south-west on Friday buried the victims of a recent bomb attack after ending a protest following government assurances that the perpetrators would be hunted down.
- Afghan ex-minister escapes assassination attempt
KABUL, Afghanistan An influential former Afghan warlord who served as water and energy minister in a previous administration narrowly escaped an assassination attempt Friday in the country’s western Herat province, a police spokesman said.
- Iran-American Mozaffar Khazaee indicted for F-35 document theft
An Iranian-American engineer accused of attempting to ship stolen documentation on a high-tech military plane to Iran has been indicted, US authorities say.
- Tunisia’s NCA agrees new constitution
Tunisia’s parliament has agreed a new constitution, in a bid to end months of political deadlock and pave the way for elections later this year.
- UN nuclear chief: Long way to go on Iran nuclear deal
The head of the UN’s nuclear watchdog says the interim deal reached with Iran on its nuclear programme is an important step forward, but that “there is still a long way to go”.
- Syria regime ‘may quit Geneva II talks’
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem has threatened to walk out of peace talks in Geneva just hours after they began, state media have said.
- Egypt militants step up campaign with Cairo blasts
Militants have stepped up their campaign against security forces in Egypt with a series of explosions in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.
- South Africa: 4 police arrested in killing
– South African police say four officers have been arrested after the fatal shooting of a protester during a demonstration that turned violent on the outskirts of Johannesburg.
- British Pakistani sentenced to death for blasphemy
Mohammed Asghar had come to Pakistan in 2010 and he was accused of printing visiting cards in the name of the Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him).