1. Fearful parents seek kidnapped daughters’ faces in Boko Haram video
    Nigerian parents of more than 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram desperately scanned a video Tuesday released by the Islamist group in search of their daughters’ faces. One mother recognized her child; many others did not.
  2. Car Bomb Blasts Kill 34 as Iraqis Await Vote Count
    Militants unleashed a wave of car bombings in Iraq on Tuesday, killing at least 34 people and sending thick, black smoke into the Baghdad skies in a show of force meant to intimidate the majority Shiites as they marked what is meant to be a joyous holiday for their sect.
  3. Pakistani lawyers face blasphemy charge after row with police
    Lahore: A group of Pakistani lawyers are facing blasphemy charges after shouting slogans against a police chief named after a revered follower of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), officials said Tuesday.
  4. At least 20 dead in collapsed coal mine in Turkey
    ISTANBUL: At least 20 miners were feared dead and up to 400 others trapped after a coal mine collapsed in the western Turkish province of Manisa on Tuesday, a lawmaker said.
  5. In thaw, Saudi extends invitation to Iran
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia said Tuesday that it had invited Iran’s foreign minister to visit Riyadh, breaking the ice in one of the most hostile relationships in the Middle East ahead of key talks on Iran’s nuclear program in Vienna this week.
  6. Overdrive? Saudi man divorces wife for driving car
    A Saudi woman’s bid to surprise herhusband with a video clip of her driving a car backfired when he decided to divorce her for defying the Kingdom’s ban on female driving and violating social traditions.
  7. Smallest-Script Quran Copy Unveiled in Qom
    The copy contains the entire Holy Quran in just two pages each measuring 12 by 16 centimeters.
  8. Bahrain arrested 170 protesters in April: Al-Wefaq
    The group said in a report posted on its website on Saturday that 89 of the arrests took place during home raids, 42 on the streets and 15 others at checkpoints.
  9. The Lucknow connection
    A city madrasa in India could have something to do with sharpening of Shia-Sunni tensions in Pakistan