1. Evacuation continues in Syria despite gunfire, explosions
    (CNN) — More than 600 people were evacuated from a restive Syrian city on Sunday, after gunfire interrupted a U.N.-brokered humanitarian pause, state media reported.
  2. Syria crisis: ‘Hundreds’ evacuated from besieged Homs
    More than 600 civilians have been evacuated from the rebel-held Old Quarter of the central Syrian city of Homs, state media report.
  3. Iran agrees new action to address UN nuclear concerns
    Dubai/Vienna: Iran agreed on Sunday to take seven further steps within three months under a deal with the UN atomic watchdog meant to help allay international concern about Tehran’s nuclear programme.
  4. At least 15 pilgrims killed in Saudi Arabia hotel fire
    At least 15 people have been killed and 130 injured in a fire at a hotel used by pilgrims in the Saudi holy city of Medina, state media report.
  5. Bosnia-Hercegovina protests break out in violence
    Demonstrators in Bosnia-Hercegovina have set fire to government buildings, in the worst unrest since the end of the 1992-95 war.
  6. 10 killed in Iraq
    Baghdad: At least 10 people, including six policemen, were shot dead in Iraq’s Salahudin province, a police source said Sunday.
  7. Pakistan Taliban yet to convey agenda to govt
    Amid news reports that the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has finalised an agenda for a dialogue, government sources on Sunday said that they were still to hear from the negotiators and there was nothing formal in terms of demands yet.
  8. 9 killed in clashes between militants and tribals in Pakistan
    Islamabad: At least nine people were killed on Sunday in clashes between two groups in Pakistan’s Balochistan province.
  9. Barricades, arrests following as Turkey protests turn violent
    Brussels: Demonstrations against a restrictive new Internet law grew violent Saturday night, as hundreds of protesters clashed with police near Istanbul’s main Taksim Square.
  10. UN: Civilian Casualties on the Rise in Afghanistan
    ISLAMABAD — A new United Nations report says the number of civilians dying in fighting in Afghanistan continues to rise. 2013 civilian deaths matched the record highs of 2011.