1. New Saudi Antiterrorism Law Draws Flak
    Saudi Arabia ratified a new antiterrorism law that criminalizes any act that “disturbs public order, undermines society security and state stability” or “harms the reputation of the state or its standing”.
  2. Syria’s death toll tops 136,000
    The Syrian civil war has killed nearly 140,000 people since the beginning of the uprising against the regime of President Bashar Assad in March 2011, with January 2014 being one of the bloodiest months on record, the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights reported Saturday.
  3. Lebanese extremist group says it planted car bomb
    BEIRUT (AP) — A shadowy Lebanese extremist group has claimed responsibility for a suicide car bombing in a Shiite town that killed at least three people.
  4. Car bomb kills at least 3 in Lebanese Shiite town
    BEIRUT (AP) — A car bomb blew up Saturday near a gas station in a Shiite town in northeast Lebanon, killing at least three people, officials said.
  5. 16 Syria rebels killed in jihadist bomb attack: NGO
    At least 16 Syrian rebels have been killed in a double bomb attack carried out by the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, an NGO said. Another 20 rebels were injured in the attack yesterday, some of them seriously, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
  6. Imran Khan says no to Taliban invite
    Taliban request that Imran Khan lead peace effort is rebuffed by the cricket star
  7. Car bombings in Iraq kill at least 16
    BAGHDAD: A new series of car bombings in and around Baghdad on Monday killed at least 16 people, officials said, as Iraq’s Shiite-led government grapples with a stubborn Sunni extremist-led insurgency in the western Anbar province.
  8. Iran will never be military aggressor, minister says
    (Reuters) – Iran will never launch a military operation against anyone, the country’s foreign minister, Javad Mohammad Zarif, said on Monday during a visit to Berlin.
  9. Up to 10,000 people surrounded by snow saved in Iran | Trend.Az
    About 10,800 people who were trapped in the snow in Iranian’s 18 provinces have been saved by the country’s Red Crescent Society, deputy head of the society, Nasser Charkhsaz said, Iran’s ISNA news agency reported on Feb. 3.