1. Iraq delays vote on emergency as crisis spreads
    Parliament in Baghdad has delayed voting on a request to grant the prime minister emergency powers as the north slips out of government control.
  2. ISIS just stole $425 million, Iraqi governor says, and became the ‘world’s richest terrorist group’
    Of the many stunning revelations to emerge out of the wreckage of Mosul on Wednesday — 500,000 fleeing residents, thousands of freed prisoners, unconfirmed reports of “mass beheadings” — the one that may have the most lasting impact as Iraq descends into a possible civil war is that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria just got extremely rich.
  3. Court allows ex-president Pervez Musharraf to leave Pakistan
    Karachi: A court in Pakistan’s southern city of Karachi on Thursday ordered the government to remove former military ruler Pervez Musharraf’s name from a no-fly list in 15 days’ time, his lawyer said.
  4. Flight MH370 families get $50,000 in first payouts
    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia Airlines’ insurer has begun paying the families of passengers onboard Flight MH370 $50,000 each in initial compensation three months after the jet disappeared, a government official said on Thursday.
  5. U.S., Iranian negotiators fail to break impasse; nuclear deal looks unlikely by July 20 deadline
    Five weeks before a deadline to broker limits on Iran’s nuclear program, Iranian and American negotiators are far apart on crucial issues and digging in their heels.
  6. Iran to Combat Terrorism in Iraq: Rouhani
    Tehran: Predominantly Shiite Muslim Iran will combat terrorism by Sunni extremists in neighbouring Iraq, President Hassan Rouhani warned on Thursday.
  7. Iraq Wants America Back to Fight Insurgents With Air Strikes
    Two and a half years after the last U.S. soldier departed, an al Qaeda offshoot is in control of Mosul and headed for Baghdad—and Iraq’s prime minister is requesting U.S. air strikes.
  8. Pakistani scholar asks supporters to kill the takfiris if they call Shia as infidels
    Shia Ulema Council’s leader Allama Nazir Abbas Taqvi has asked the supporters to kill those takfiri elements who call Shia infidels.
  9. Shia axed to death in Karachi
    WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 — The Pakistani government has proven yet again that they lack the capacity to protect their own citizens.
  10. Pakistan one of most dangerous countries for minorities: Report
    KARACHI: The same day Pakistan’s busiest Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, was attacked by militants, a brutal suicide bombing took the lives of 24 Shia pilgrims in a hotel in Taftan, near the Iranian border.