- Syria rebel infighting forces over 60,000 to flee homes: Monitoring group
Beirut: Fighting between al Qaeda’s Syria branch and a splinter group in eastern Syria has forced more than 60,000 people to flee their homes, emptied villages and killed scores of fighters, a monitoring group said.
- British PM David Cameron says ‘concerned about alleged Islamist extremism spreading across schools’
London: British Prime Minister David Cameron has waded into a controversy over his remarks on alleged Islamist extremism spreading across UK schools.
- Army kills 43 Qaeda suspects in south Yemen: Ministry
Aden: The army today killed 43 Al-Qaeda suspects, mainly foreigners, and wounded dozens of others on day six of a major offensive in southern Yemen, military officials said.
- Aid Begins to Trickle in for Thousands Displaced by Afghan Landslides
AAB BARIK, AfghanistanOn Friday, 15-year-old Zainab lost everything: her home, all her belongings, and her entire immediate family.
- Afghan Rescuers Abandon Search for Survivors of Landslide
Afghanistan declared a national day of mourning yesterday as rescue workers armed with shovels and hand tools abandoned a search for survivors in a landslide that is the war-torn nations worst natural disaster on record.
- Nigeria leader orders push to free abducted girls
Abuja: Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday ordered top security chiefs and officials to secure the safe release of 223 schoolgirls abducted three weeks ago by suspected Islamists, his spokesman said.
- Egyptian militants claim attacks near tourist sites in Sinai
(Reuters) – A radical Islamist group claimed responsibility on Sunday for two suicide bombings which killed a soldier and wounded at least eight other people near the Egyptian tourist city of Sharm El-Sheikh on Friday.
- 2 Syrian candidates named to run against Bashar Assad for president
Syrian authorities on Sunday named two politicians from tolerated opposition groups as official contenders in June against an imposing incumbent: President Bashar Assad, the overwhelming favorite.
- Report: Inspectors to visit 2 sites in Iran as official says other promised steps taken
TEHRAN, Iran – International nuclear inspectors will visit two sites in Iran in the coming days, the country’s official news agency reported Sunday, as an official said that would fulfil a series of demands made by the United Nations nuclear watchdog.
- Why Varanasis Shias consider Modi a good bet
VARANASI: It is afternoon. Doshipura, a densely-populated neighbourhood of mostly Muslim weavers, is quiet. Power cuts bring this bustling settlement of mainly Shia Muslims to a standstill. Power looms and handlooms fall silent.