- Syria’s Maalula: sorry ghost town after rebel ouster
The historic Christian town of Maalula stands a shadow of its former self, abandoned and war-scarred, a month after Syrian government forces expelled Islamist rebels.
- 200,000 Iranians receive unemployment benefits: official
TEHRAN About 200,000 Iranians are currently receiving unemployment benefits, Iranian Deputy Labor Minister Abul-Hassan Firouz-Abadi said.
- Water shortage reaches alarming level in 12 Iranian cities
TEHRAN – Water shortages have reached an alarming level in 12 Iranian cities, according to Iranian Deputy Energy Minister Sattar Mahmoudi.
- Iran, IAEA to hold talks on further cooperation
TEHRAN A delegation of International Atomic Energy Agency experts will arrive in Tehran on Tuesday to meet with representatives of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran.
- Nigeria Police Confirm Suicide Bomber, Four Others Killed In Kano Bomb
Five people, including a suspected suicide bomber, have been killed in a bomb explosion that rocked Kano on Sunday night, the Police have said.
- Iraq elections: Maliki’s State of Law ‘wins most seats’
Prime Minister Nouri Maliki’s alliance won last month’s parliamentary elections in Iraq, but fell short of a majority, preliminary results show.
- Flooding in the Balkans affects over one million people
Bosnia has said today that more than a quarter of its four million people had been affected by the worst floods to hit the Balkans in living memory, comparing the terrifying destruction to that of the countrys 1992-95 war.
- Libyan parliament recess urged as crisis grows
Libya’s embattled government has proposed that parliament go into recess in a bid to stave off a possible descent into renewed civil war.
- Members of SIMI include Modi in hit list; shout pro-Pakistan slogans outside Bhopal court
Bhopal: Just a day after Narendra Modi led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) achieved a landslide victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, 18 members of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), including its Madhya Pradesh chief Abu Faisal, shouted pro-Pakistan and Taliban slogans outside a court in Bhopal and included Modi in their hit list.