1. Syrian filmmaker shooting TV series about Imam Jawad (AS) in Iran
    TEHRAN – Syrian director Fahd Miri has begun shooting a biopic in Iran on Imam Muhammad Taqi al-Jawad (AS), the son of Imam Reza (AS) and the ninth Imam of the Shia.
  2. Fifteen labourers killed in horrific crash in Dubai15 killed as labourers’ bus ploughs into lorry
    DUBAI // Fifteen labourers were killed and more than a dozen injured early yesterday when their bus ploughed into the back of a stationary lorry on Emirates Road in Dubai.
  3. Pakistan Taliban chief makes last-ditch bid to assert authority
    (Reuters) – The head of the Pakistani Taliban is making a last-ditch bid to stamp his authority on the increasingly divided insurgency by ordering a top commander sacked, Taliban sources said Saturday.
  4. Dozens Killed in Iraq
    Violence in Iraq killed more than two dozen people Saturday, part of a surge in unrest that has sparked fears the country may be slipping back into widespread conflict.
  5. Sub set to relaunch underwater quest for MH370
    PERTH: A mini-sub hunting for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will be back in the search zone within days, an official said Saturday, as the Australian ship carrying the device prepared to leave on the mission.
  6. Turkish PM Erdogan heckles lawyer’s speech, storms out
    (Reuters) – Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan heckled the head of the country’s bar association on Saturday, accusing him of rudeness for speaking critically of the government at a judicial ceremony before storming out of the hall.
  7. Egypt charges 200 Islamist militants with bombings, other violence
    (Reuters) – Egypt’s public prosecutor charged 200 suspected Islamist militants on Saturday with “founding, leading and joining a terrorist organisation” and launching bomb and rocket attacks across the country.
  8. Iran, IAEA experts to meet on Monday
    TEHRAN – The spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran has said that experts from the international nuclear watchdog and Iran would hold a meeting in Vienna, the Austrian capital, on Monday.
  9. Nigerian army posts two divisions to hunt for missing girls
    (Reuters) – Nigeria’s army has posted two divisions to hunt for 200 schoolgirls abducted last month by Islamist rebels in an attack condemned globally, including by U.S. first lady Michelle Obama on Saturday.