1. 29 dead, 26 hurt as Taliban storm Pakistan airport
    ISLAMABAD: At least 29 people were killed and 26 others were injured after heavily-armed terrorists disguised as security forces stormed Karachi airport — Pakistan’s busiest — on Sunday night and again exposed the vulnerability of the nuclear-armed country’s vital installations.
  2. Assad offers to free his jailed rivals
    President Assad of Syria announced an unprecedented prisoner amnesty yesterday, paving the way for the release of tens of thousands of activists from the regime’s jails.
  3. Gunmen kidnap 20 women in northeast Nigeria
    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria: Suspected Boko Haram gunmen have reportedly kidnapped 20 women from a nomadic settlement in northeast Nigeria near the town of Chibok, where the Islamic militants abducted more than 300 schoolgirls and young women on April 15.
  4. 24 rockets fired by Iran into Balochistan: Pakistan
    Iranian border forces today allegedly fired at least 24 rockets that landed near a Frontier Corps post in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province.
  5. Libyan top court says PM’s election invalid
    TRIPOLI — Libya’s Supreme Court yesterday ruled that parliament’s election of Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteeq a month ago was unconstitutional, a ruling that could reduce volatile political tensions in the major Opec member state.
  6. Pakistan deny Afghan claim of attack on Abdullah Abdullah
    ISLAMABAD (AFP) – Pakistan on Monday rejected Afghan claims it was linked to an attack on presidential front-runner Abdullah Abdullah last week that left 12 people dead ahead of an election run-off.
  7. Malaysia says spent $8.6 million on search for MH370
    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia has spent a total of 27.6 million ringgit ($8.6 million) so far on the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, authorities said on Monday, giving a specific cost figure for the first time.
  8. Bahrain: Over 200 Shia students in jails, deprived from exams
    Students in Bahrain have started to take their final exams a few days ago. However, tens of Bahraini students remain behind bars as the regime escalates its repression.
    At least 24 people, including several Shia pilgrims, were killed in a suicide bombing in the Taftan district of Balochistan late on Sunday, as the banned militant group Jaish-ul-Islam claimed responsibility for the attack.