1. Iranian hackers ‘becoming aggressive’
    WASHINGTON: Iranian hackers have become increasingly aggressive and sophisticated, moving from disrupting and defacing US websites to engaging in cyber espionage, security experts say.
  2. ‘Sad’ Brahimi to resign as Syria envoy
    NEW YORK: International Syria mediator Lakhdar Brahimi will step down on May 31 after nearly two years of seeking an end to “the brutal and still worsening” civil war, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday.
  3. 18 dead as rebels hit Yemeni Army posts
    SANAA: At least eight Yemeni soldiers and 10 Al-Qaeda militants were killed in clashes on Wednesday when insurgents attacked two military posts in a southern province where the government mounted an offensive two weeks ago, military sources said.
  4. Iraqi Shiite clerics maintain humility, influence
    The Shiite clerics of Najaf have always provided a spiritual reference to their followers, while at the same time playing an important role on various levels.
  5. Finishing Covering the Domes of the al-Abbas Holy Shrine
    (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – Supervised by the al-Abbas Holy Shrine, Ardhul Quds Construction Company has finished a phase of the whole project of expanding the al-Abbas Holy Shrine.
  6. One Syrian family flees war every 60 seconds
    GENEVA: The war in Syria is driving one family from their home every minute, pushing the number of people internally displaced by conflict to record highs globally, a report said Wednesday.
  7. Tehran hails Saudi invite
    TEHRAN: Iran on Wednesday welcomed a visit invitation extended to its Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif by his Saudi counterpart Prince Saud Al-Faisal.
  8. 10 militants killed in US drone attack in Pakistan
    Peshawar: At least 10 militants were reportedly killed and 14 others injured on Wednesday in a US drone strike at a militant compound along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, the first such strike after a five-month lull.
  9. Turkish coal mine disaster cranks up pressure on utilities
    A coal mine explosion and fire which have killed more than 200 people in Turkey coincides with increased pressure on utilities to drastically improve safety and environmental standards for miners risking their lives.
  10. MH370 Search on Hold After Trouble With Mini-Sub
    Sydney: The hunt for the missing Malaysian passenger jet in the Indian Ocean was put on hold Thursday after technical issues with a US Navy mini-submarine that require spare parts to be sent from Britain.