1. Iran says nuclear experts to hold talks in New York
    Iran and world powers will resume technical talks next month in New York ahead of further negotiations on a lasting nuclear deal, a senior Iranian official said today.
  2. Outrage Over Nigeria Abductions Spikes
    ABUJA — More than five days after the abduction of more than 100 teenage girls in Northeastern Nigeria, 85 girls remain missing, believed to be deep within a dangerous forest.
  3. Obama signs bill aimed at blocking Iran’s UN envoy
    Washington: President Barack Obama has signed legislation aimed at blocking Iran’s chosen ambassador to the United Nations because of his ties to the 1979 takeover of the US Embassy in Tehran. But the president says he’s only treating the legislation as guidance.
  4. 23 killed, 40 injured in Iraq attacks
    As many as 23 people were killed and 40 wounded in bombings and gunmen attacks across Iraq Saturday, security sources said.
  5. Cleric’s support to BJP’s Rajnath irks some Shia leaders
    Mumbai: A section of Shia faith leaders and scholars have protested senior Shia cleric and All India Muslim Personal Law Board member Maulana Kalbe Jawwad’s endorsement of BJP president Rajnath Singh.
  6. Car bomber kills 6 at Syrian government checkpoint
    Two rebel car bombs targeted two central Syrian areas controlled by government forces on Saturday, killing at least ten people as opposition forces fought fiercely to hold onto territory, officials and activists reported.
  7. Pak police nab LeJ men involved in Shia killings
    Saturday April 19, 2014,Lahore: Six “target killers” of Sunni sectarian group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) allegedly involved in the killing of 18 people, mostly Shia leaders, have been arrested by Pakistani police.
  8. Iran general urges Tehran to make new UN pick
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) A senior Iranian military official has urged the foreign ministry to name a new envoy to the U.N. after the U.S. blocked its chosen ambassador over alleged ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.
  9. Sub search for missing jet to be finished in a week
    PERTH (Australia): A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is expected to finish searching a patch of the Indian Ocean seabed within a week after so far coming up empty, and the search area may be expanded after that, officials said on Saturday.