1. Officials: Sunni-Shiite fighting kills 65 in Yemen
    SANAA, Yemen — Security and tribal officials say a battle between Shiite and Sunni tribesman over land in northwest Yemen has left more than 65 dead.
  2. Shiite wanted over Saudi protests surrenders: police
    RIYADH: A Saudi man wanted in connection with protests in 2011 among the Shiite Muslim minority in the conservative, Sunni-majority kingdom has handed himself in, police said on Sunday.
  3. Attacks kill 13 as Iraq forces hit Anbar militants
    BAGHDAD: Iraqi government forces pressed their assault on militant strongholds in Anbar province Sunday as attacks elsewhere killed 13 people, with intensifying violence fuelling fears of a return to all-out conflict.
  4. Syria rejected direct talks with U.S. due to Kerry’s remarks: FM
    Syria’s foreign minister said Saturday his delegation had rejected a U.S. request for direct talks unless Secretary of State John Kerry apologized for his remarks at the Geneva II talks.
  5. UAE summons Qatar’s envoy to protest the comments of outspoken pro-Muslim Brotherhood cleric
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The United Arab Emirates has summoned Qatar’s ambassador to formally protest the comments of an outspoken pro-Muslim Brotherhood cleric.
  6. Grave aftermath of Khuzdar
    People in this country need to be protected from the state, rather than by the state. The Baloch example speaks volumes in this respect
  7. Syrian air raids kill at least 36 in Aleppo
    BEIRUT (AP) – Syrian government helicopters and warplanes unleashed a wave of airstrikes on more than a dozen opposition-held neighborhoods in the northern city of Aleppo on Sunday, firing missiles and dropping crude barrel bombs in a ferocious attack that killed at least 36 people, including 17 children, activists said.
  8. Afghanistan Presidential Election Season Kicks Off
    Candidates for Afghanistan’s April 5 presidential election officially launched their campaigns Sunday with a series of rallies held in Kabul, but it remains to be seen whether the next president will have a closer relationship with the United States than the obstreperous incumbent Hamid Karzai.
  9. Volcanic ash smothers part of Indonesia, kills 15
    Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) — The 15 victims simply couldn’t outrun the searing debris that billowed out of Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung.
  10. Iran says nuclear talks failure would be ‘disaster’
    MUNICH: Iran’s foreign minister held rare private talks with his US counterpart on Sunday and said it would be a “disaster” if Tehran did not turn a provisional agreement to defuse a decade-old dispute over its nuclear programme into a permanent deal.