- Kuwait orders secret probe into coup
KUWAIT CITY The Kuwaiti prosecutors office has ordered a secret probe into a videotape that contains allegations that a number of people conspired to overthrow the government and called for a media blackout of the investigation. The official Kuwait News Agency reported that Public Prosecutor Dherar Al-Asousi ordered that news broadcasts about the investigation be banned.
- Iran rejects U.S. ban on pick for U.N. envoy, vows legal action
(Reuters) – Iran on Saturday rejected a U.S. decision to deny a visa for its newly appointed ambassador to the United Nations, pledging to take up the case directly with the world body in a dispute that has reopened old wounds dating to the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
- Lebanon in vaccination drive against polio spreading from Syria
Lebanon launched a fourth round of polio immunization on Friday, trying to prevent the disease spreading from neighboring Syria along with the tide of refugees fleeing the three-year conflict.
- Syria rebels advance in Aleppo city
Syrian rebels have advanced in Aleppo, killing scores of troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, Al Jazeera’s reporter in the northern city said.
- Creeping Shia genocide
The increasing murders of Shias in Karachi add sectarian violence to the already existing criminal and political violence spiralling out of control in that city.
- Turkey PM threatens to ‘go after’ Twitter for tax evasion
Ankara: Turkey’s prime minister said Saturday he will “go after” Twitter, accusing the site of tax-evasion, after it was used to spread damaging leaks implicating his inner circle in corruption scandals.
- 20 more militants killed as clashes continue in Waziristan
PESHAWAR: Twenty militants were killed in three different incidents of violence as clashes between the fighters of two rival groups of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in South Waziristan and North Waziristan tribal regions continued on Friday.
- Australian PM Tony Abbott changes tone, says search for MH370 might take a long time yet
PERTH, Australia With no new underwater signals detected, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Saturday that the massive search for the missing Malaysian jet would likely continue for a long time, with electronic transmissions from the planes black boxes fading fast.
- Sampang Shiites tell SBY to resolve conflict
Shia residents who were driven out of their villages in Sampang regency, Madura, East Java, due to religious conflict, have demanded that President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono keep his promise to allow them to return home before his term ends in a couple of months.