- Nasir al-Mulk ‘Pink Mosque’ Of Iran Is Like Stepping Into A Kaleidoscope
From the outside, the Nasir al-Mulk Mosque in Shiraz, Iran, seems like a fairly traditional house of worship — but it’s hiding a gorgeously colorful secret.
- Morocco threatens to expel Syrians for mosque ‘disruption’
RABAT (AFP) — Morocco on Friday threatened to expel some Syrian refugees it accused of “causing disruption to mosques and the faithful” in several towns, after a first warning earlier this month.
- 10 dead in Syria-linked clashes in Lebanon’s Tripoli
Tripoli: Ten people have been killed in 48 hours of clashes in Lebanon’s northern town of Tripoli linked to the conflict in neighbouring Syria, a security source said on Saturday.
- Gunmen kidnap 18 men from tribal village near Peshawar
PESHAWAR, Pakistan, March 15 (UPI) — Armed gunmen raided a village near Peshawar in Pakistan’s volatile northwestern tribal area early Saturday and kidnapped 18 men, officials say.
- Ban Ki-moon wants Russia, Iran to push Syria over peace talks
United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today said Russia and Iran should pressure their ally in Damascus to re-start peace talks aimed at ending the three-year Syrian civil war.
- Sentence Cut for Bin Laden Figure
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan A Pakistani official reduced by 10 years the 33-year sentence of a Pakistani medical doctor who had helped the C.I.A. track down Osama bin Laden, local news media reported Saturday.
- Syria conflict: Assad’s forces move on Yabroud as thousands in West demonstrate against war
The Syrian army has entered the last rebel bastion near the Lebanese border north of Damascus, as the conflict that has left at least 146,000 dead enters its fourth year.
- Karzai: Afghanistan doesn’t need US troops
Kabul – In his final address to Afghanistan’s parliament on Saturday, President Hamid Karzai told the United States its soldiers can leave at the end of the year because his military, which already protects 93% of the country, was ready to take over entirely.
- Missing Malaysia Airlines plane: Police raid home of lead pilot, Zaharie Ahmad Shah
Police searched the luxury home of pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah on Saturday after it was revealed the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 turned back from its scheduled flight path over the South China Sea and flew for more than seven hours with its communication tracking device disabled.
- Iran says sabotage prevented at nuclear facility
Iranian authorities have prevented attempted sabotage at the countrys heavy water nuclear reactor, a senior official said Saturday without giving specifics as to the nature of the attempted disruption or its suspected initiator.