- In Iraq, Anbar Faces Extremists Stronger Than Those U.S. Fought
The extremists now committing a wave of attacks in Iraq’s Anbar province are better trained, funded and equipped than the al-Qaida-linked groups American soldiers battled there, says Brett McGurk, one of the State Department’s top officials for Iraq.
- Attack on polio team kills two policemen in NW Pakistan
Peshawar Two policemen guarding a polio vaccination team in northwest Pakistan were shot dead by armed men on Tuesday, police said, the latest setback to efforts to eradicate the crippling disease.
- Bahraini protesters slam Saudi occupation
Bahraini protesters have held demonstrations to protest against what they call Saudi Arabias occupation of the country.
- Bahraini regime slammed with statistics of systematic sectarian cleansing
Sheikh Maytham Al Salman, the Head of the Religious Freedom Unit in Bahrain Observatory for Human Rights, said non-religious politicians invest in sectarianism in the Arab and Islamic regions to reach economic benefits and create social divisions in order to keep grip on or reach power.
- Syria: The strategic al-Zara town Liberated
The strategic al-Zara town is liberated. The shock-waves that will follow will be huge, not to the level of liberating Qussayr, but to a very large extent.
- Iran ordered Lockerbie bombing, claims ex-Iranian intelligence officer
Iran ordered the Lockerbie bombing in revenge for the accidental shooting down of an Iranian passenger jet by a US navy ship, according to a former Iranian intelligence officer who defected to Germany.
- Clashes in Turkey after teen wounded in last year’s protests dies
ISTANBUL: Turkish riot police fired tear gas at protesters crowded outside an Istanbul hospital on Tuesday following the death of a teenage boy wounded in mass anti-government demonstrations last year.
- Syria’s Children Suffering, Dying Three Years Into Conflict
Three years of conflict are testing the resilience of Syrian children.