1. Pak govt released Taliban prisoners after consulting army, says Interior Minister
    The Pakistan Government had held consultations with the Army before releasing non-combatant Taliban prisoners.
  2. Iran requests UN committee meeting on US ban on envoy
    The United States refuses to grant a visa to Hamid Abutalebi, citing the envoy’s links to the 1979-1981 hostage crisis.
  3. Libya adjourns trial of ex-Gaddafi officials and sons
    (Reuters) – Libya opened the trial of deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi’s sons and dozens of his ex-officials on Monday in a test of its transition to democracy, but it was quickly adjourned as some of the investigations had not been completed.
  4. 2 Pakistanis Suspected of Cannibalism After Head Is Found
    LAHORE, Pakistan — In a macabre case that has transfixed and horrified Pakistanis, the police on Monday arrested a man suspected of cannibalism after they found an infant’s head at his home.
  5. MH370: Search area proves too deep for robotic submarine
    PERTH: The search area for the missing Malaysian jet has proved too deep for a robotic submarine which was hauled back to the surface of the Indian Ocean less than half way through its first seabed hunt for wreckage and the all-important black boxes, authorities said on Tuesday.
  6. Bomb attack kills 71 at bus station near Nigeria capital
    ABUJA: Seventy-one people died in a bomb blast in a packed bus station in Nigeria’s capital Abuja on Monday — the deadliest attack yet to strike the city — with the president blaming the explosion on Boko Haram Islamists.
  7. BJP chief Rajnath Singh meets Muslim clerics in Lucknow
    Attempting to reach out to Muslims, BJP President Rajnath Singh on Monday met some clerics while campaigning in Lucknow.
  8. Twitter heads to Turkey for talks amid Erdogan ban threat
    Twitter is seeking to ease tensions in Turkey amid accusations from Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s administration that the US company evades taxes and refuses to abide by Turkish law.
  9. UN rights chief slams ‘rampant’ torture in Syria
    Geneva: The UN’s top human rights official has condemned the “rampant use of torture” in detention facilities in Syria.
  10. Gunmen kill NATO truck drivers in Pakistan
    At least two drivers in a convoy of Afghanistan-bound NATO tankers in Pakistan’s restive north-west were shot dead on Monday, an official said.