1. Hajj Age Restriction On Virus Fears
    The Saudi Ministry of Health in a letter to its Kuwaiti counterpart has requested not to allow persons 60 years and above to travel to Saudi Arabia to perform hajj or umrah, particularly following the outbreak of the coronavirus in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, reports Al-Jarida daily quoting sources.
  2. In 1st Step after Homs Deal, 50 Militants in Al-Waer Surrender to Authorities
    Fifty armed men, who were not involved in Syrian bloodshed, turned themselves to the Syrian authorities in Al-Waer neighborhood in the Old City in a first step after signing a deal between the Syrian army and the insurgents.
  3. S. Arabia Relocating Takfiri Fighters from Syria to Ukraine
    “A large number of terrorist Takfiri fighters in Syria, who bear Saudi and Chechnian nationalities and receive financial and military backup from the Saudi intelligence agency, have been transferred to the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, on several planes to help the Ukrainian army in its fight against the pro-Russian population,” an Arab security official told FNA on Sunday on the condition of anonymity due to the secrecy of the issue.
  4. Syria: Hundreds of Militants Killed in Quneitra
    The army units killed over 200 terrorists in fierce clashes in Quneitra province.
  5. Iran may seal border with Pakistan
    Iran’s police chief has hinted that his country would seal its border with Pakistan any time.
  6. US to recognize Syrian opposition offices as ‘foreign mission’
    In a boost to the Syrian opposition, Washington is to recognize its offices in the United States as foreign diplomatic missions, US officials said Monday as the opposition chief prepares for high-level talks here.
  7. MH370: Search for plane enters new, ‘more difficult’ $60 million phase
    The plane, carrying 239 people, disappeared on March 8. And despite an expansive search involving 26 countries, officials have nothing to show for it.
  8. Boko Haram: Why terror group kidnaps schoolgirls, and what happens next
    Abuja, Nigeria (CNN) — It is a parent’s worst nightmare: Your child goes to school, never to return home.
  9. Iran official raises alarm over drug abuse in government
    TEHRAN, Iran — Babak Dinparast, the Deputy for Treatment and Prevention of the Iranian Anti-Drug Agency, visited the National Institute of Addiction Studies at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences two weeks ago. During the visit, he released the latest statistics on the rate of addiction in Iran.
  10. Pak PM Sharif to visit Iran amid strain in ties
    ISLAMABAD: Seeking to improve frayed relations with neighbouring Iran, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will undertake a two-day visit to the oil-rich nation next week.