1. Is Pakistan aiding Syrian rebels?
    Pakistan denies claims it is arming Syrian rebels at Saudi Arabia’s behest. Experts, however, say Islamabad is not only providing military equipment to anti-Assad groups, it’s also helping jihadists to go fight in Syria.
  2. UN Official Blasts Lack of Progress on Syria Aid
    The U.N.’s humanitarian chief sharply criticized the Syrian government’s lack of progress in allowing desperately needed aid to people in Syria, telling the Security Council on Friday that the regime’s delays in withholding cross-border aid deliveries are “arbitrary and unjustified” — and against international law.
  3. Jaish al-Adl threatens to execute another Iranian border guard
    The Jaish al-Adl group has threatened on March 28 to kill another Iranian border guard on April 2, if the Iranian government fails to meet the group’s demands.
  4. Baghdad bombings kill 12
    Three sets of bombings in Baghdad killed at least a dozen people Thursday evening, the latest in a surge in bloodshed in Iraq just weeks ahead of scheduled parliamentary elections.
  5. Bahraini ‘jihadists’ fighting abroad given deadline to return
    Dubai (AFP) – Bahrain set a two-week ultimatum Thursday for the return of citizens fighting as jihadists abroad, saying they will be charged under the Gulf kingdom’s anti-terror laws if they do not.
  6. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Potential objects sighted in new area
    The search area for the lost Malaysian jetliner moved 1,100 kilometres to the northeast on Friday, as Australian officials said a new analysis of radar data suggests the plane had flown faster and therefore ran out of fuel more quickly than previously estimated.
  7. Attack at Wrong Door Turns Into Fatal Mistake for the Taliban, Reports Say
    KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban assailants apparently thought they were attacking an unprotected Christian-run day care center. But they mistakenly burst into the compound next door, where an American government contractor’s employees were heavily armed and ready, according to accounts that the contractor and the Afghan police gave on Friday of a wild four-hour shootout here.
  8. Turkish Security Breach Exposes Erdogan Power Struggle
    ANKARA — Turkey’s spymaster discusses possible military intervention in Syria with army and civilian chiefs, and days later their words are broadcast on the internet for all the world to hear.
  9. Obama Offers Assurance to Saudis on Syria Stance
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Obama reassured King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia on Friday that the United States remained committed to strengthening the moderate opposition in the Syrian civil war, administration officials said.
  10. Soldier killed as troops foil fidayeen attack
    Six persons, including two civilians, a soldier and three militants, were killed on Friday in a fidayeen strike in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, close to India-Pakistan international border.