- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Syria rejected direct talks with U.S. due to Kerrys 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Afghanistan Presidential Election Season Kicks Off
Candidates for Afghanistans 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.
- 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.
- 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.