1. What‘s behind curtains of “Anti-Shia Alliance” in Indonesia?
    WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 – The “Anti-Shia Alliance” in Indonesia has attracted attention and escalated concerns among human rights groups about the rights of Shia’s since Sunday.
  2. Blast kills five including a key commander in South Waziristan
    PESHAWAR: At least five militants including a key commander were killed and three others were injured on Wednesday in a remote controlled blast in the Shaktoi area of South Waziristan, officials claimed.
  3. REFILE-Malaysia names leader for MH370 international investigation team
    (Reuters) – Malaysia has hired Kok Soo Chon, a former director-general at the department of civil aviation, to lead the international investigation team tasked to find the cause of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, the government said on Tuesday.
  4. ISI kidnapping and killing Pakistan journos, says Amnesty
    The Pakistan military spy agency kidnaps, threatens and even kills journalists who cross it.
  5. Shia-Sunni hatred spreading in Bangladesh
    Dangerous tendency of hatred between Shia and Sunni, two of the major Muslim groups are gradually spreading in secular Bangladesh, which may ultimately poise potential threat of bloody communal riots.
  6. Girls recently kidnapped in Nigeria forced to marry extremists, reports say
    LAGOS, Nigeria – Scores of girls and young women kidnapped from a school in Nigeria are being forced to marry their Islamic extremist abductors, a civil society group reported Wednesday.
  7. Turkey: Ready to ‘confront’ killings of Armenians
    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday his nation was ready to “confront” the nation’s history of killing ethnic Armenians nearly a century ago, but stopped short of admitting it was genocide.
  8. Iran wants 400 new planes by 2025 if sanctions end
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran is looking to buy 400 passenger planes in the next 10 years to upgrade its aging fleet if Western sanctions imposed over its controversial nuclear program are lifted, the country’s top aviation official said Wednesday.
  9. Jihadists execute seven in Syria, two by crucifixion
    Beirut (AFP) – The jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant announced it had executed seven prisoners in its bastion in northeastern Syria on Tuesday, two of them by crucifixion.
  10. With Security Tight, Iraqis Cast Votes in Unaccustomed Peace
    BAGHDAD — Millions of Iraqis voted for a new Parliament on Wednesday, defying threats from Islamist extremists, in an election that was carried out, by Iraq’s brutal standards, in remarkable peace.