- 8 killed as gunmen attack a bus in Yemen
Yemeni security officials said that gunmen have attacked a bus carrying nurses from a military hospital in the southern city of Aden, killing eight people, including two women, and wounding around a dozen others.
- Iraq unrest: Baghdad hit by deadly suicide attack
A suicide bombing in Baghdad has killed at least nine people and wounded 20 more, officials in Iraq’s capital say.
- Advancing Iraq rebels seize northwest town in heavy battle
(Reuters) – Sunni insurgents seized a mainly ethnic Turkmen city in northwestern Iraq on Sunday after heavy fighting, solidifying their grip on the north after a lightning offensive that threatens to dismember Iraq.
- Iraq presses counter-offensive, US deploys warship
Iraq on Sunday pressed a counter-offensive against militants who have seized a swathe of the country, as former UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi blamed the sweeping unrest on world neglect of the Syrian conflict. – See more at: http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/iraq-presses-counter-offensive-as-us-deploys-warship/article1-1229668.aspx#sthash.HN4uqvnz.dpuf
- Pakistan begins much-awaited operation against militants in north
Pakistan on Sunday announced the launch of a comprehensive operation against foreign and local militants hiding in sanctuaries near the Afghan border, a week after the Pakistani Taliban brazenly attacked the Karachi airport.
- Brahimi says world neglect of Syria behind Iraq unrest
The unrest sweeping Iraq is a direct result of the world’s indifference to the conflict in neighbouring Syria, former peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi told AFP in an interview on Sunday.
- Syrian government retakes border town in Assad coastal heartland
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian government forces retook Kasab on Sunday, ousting rebels from the village on the Turkish border in the coastal heartland of President Bashar al-Assad’s Alawite minority sect, activists and state media said.
- City muslims follow Iraq crisis with bated breath
LUCKNOW: Shia clerics in the city want Government of India to seek UN intervention in Iraq where Al-Qaeda breakaway terrorists, now allied with the outfit Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), have waged a war to dislodge a democratically elected government.
- Jihadist Sites Boast of Massacre Showing Widening Iraq Rifts
An al-Qaeda-affiliated group said it killed 1,700 Iraqis, setting social media and jihadist forums ablaze with claims that could further fuel the countrys sectarian tensions and propel it closer to civil war.
- Afghan election: Run-off vote held amid violence
Millions of Afghans have cast their votes in a presidential run-off to elect a successor to Hamid Karzai, who has been in office since 2001.