1. Iraqi PM’s opponents seek to deny him a third term
    Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Opponents of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki broadened the coalition of groups seeking to prevent him winning a third term in office on Monday, as the campaign for the parliamentary elections at the end of this month reaches its peak.
  2. Fresh clashes between Pakistani militants kill 14
    Miranshah, Pakistan: Fresh clashes on Tuesday between two feuding factions of the Pakistani Taliban left 14 people dead, security officials and militant sources said.
  3. Google protests Turkish ban on YouTube
    Google has reportedly filed a protest against the Turkish government’s ban on YouTube.
  4. Train Blast Kills 14 in Southwest Pakistan
    A bomb has ripped through a passenger train in southwest Pakistan, killing at least 14 people.
  5. Iran, six powers push for nuclear deal by July
    Senior envoys from Iran and six world powers met for a new round of negotiations on Tuesday, in an effort to reach a broad agreement on scaling back Iran’s nuclear programme and lifting sanctions by July.
  6. Ship frantically trying to pick up underwater ‘pings’ again in search for missing flight MH370
    PERTH, Australia — Search crews in the Indian Ocean failed to pick up more of the faint underwater sounds that may have been from the missing Malaysian jetliner’s black boxes whose batteries are at the end of their life.
  7. Amnesty demands release and medical treatment for jailed Iranian cleric
    Amnesty International has launched an urgent appeal for medical attention for a critically ill Iranian cleric being held in Tehran’s Evin prison.
  8. Malaysian Official: “Shiite teaching is contrary to Islam”
    The faith of Muslims who adhere to the Sunnah Waljamaah teachings should be given serious attnetion because if not contained, it can cause disunity.
  9. Bahrain government crackdown hinders dialogue
    Three years since the beginning of the crackdown on calls for human freedoms, security and an end to discrimination and corruption, Bahrain looks to have entered a period of spiraling repression and uncertainty.
  10. Assad: Syrian war over by end of year
    A former Russian premier who recently met Bashar al-Assad said that the Syrian president told him that much of the country’s civil conflict would be over by the end of the year, Russian news agency Itar-Tass reported on Monday.