- Suicide bombing in Lebanon; 3 killed
(CNN) — A suicide car bomb in Lebanon killed at least three people and wounded 15 others on Saturday, Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency reported.
- The Wall Street Journal: Saudi Arabia Sidelines Bandar from Syrian Case
Saudi Prince Bandar Bin Sultan is no more the leader of the Kingdoms efforts to arm and fund the Takfiri terrorists who have been fighting the Syrian government, reports said.
- Iran, Pakistan form committee to free abducted guards
Iran and Pakistan have set up a joint border committee to make efforts to secure the release of five Iranian border guards abducted by the Jaish-ul-Adl Takfiri terrorist group.
- Chemical arms watchdog split on Syria delays
The executive council of the Hague-based watchdog tasked with destroying Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal failed Friday to reach agreement on what to do about Damascus’s delays, because of divisions between Syria’s allies and the West.
- Militants shoot down Iraqi helicopter and occupy northern town
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Militants shot down a helicopter on Saturday and briefly occupied a town, in an escalating turf war with Iraq’s government that has killed at least 25 people in two days, police said.
- As Iraq Hands out Election IDs, Unrest Rages On
Iraqi election officials began handing out new, computerized voter identification cards Saturday across the capital as the country prepares for its first nationwide election since the withdrawal of U.S. troops.
- Man dies after self-immolation in front of Irans oil ministry headquarters
A man who set himself on fire during Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to the Oil Ministry has died from his injuries, Iran’s Fars News Agency reported on Feb. 22.
- Pakistani Taliban say government must embrace Islamic law
Feb 22 (Reuters) – The Pakistani Taliban told the government there was no chance of peace in the country unless Pakistan changed its political and legal system and officially embraced Islamic law.
- UN officials welcome Syria aid resolution
United Nations, Feb 23 (IANS) Senior UN officials Saturday welcomed a resolution on Syria’s humanitarian crisis, calling for boosting aid access across the war-torn country and easing the suffering of millions of people in desperate need.
- Militant-held area back in Iraq govt hands
TIKRIT : Iraqi security forces have retaken a northern area from militants after more than a week of heavy fighting during which parts of it repeatedly changed hands, an official said Saturday.