1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Aid Begins to Trickle in for Thousands Displaced by Afghan Landslides
    AAB BARIK, Afghanistan—On Friday, 15-year-old Zainab lost everything: her home, all her belongings, and her entire immediate family.
  5. 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 nation’s worst natural disaster on record.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Why Varanasi’s 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.