1. UK jets deployed to stop advance of Islamic State in Iraq
    Britain’s mission in Iraq will last for months as RAF Tornados and surveillance aircraft are being deployed to help “stop the advance” of Islamic State extremists, the Defence Secretary has said.
  2. Air raids kill 31 jihadists in Syria’s Raqa: NGO
    At least 31 Islamic State militants were killed in Syrian air force raids on Sunday in the northern province of Raqa, a stronghold of the jihadist fighters, a monitoring group said.
  3. Church attacks PM over Iraq crisis
    The Church of England has accused the Government of appearing to have no “coherent or comprehensive approach” to tackling the rise of Islamic extremism.
  4. Iran won’t accept nuclear restraints ‘beyond IAEA rules’
    Iran will reject any restraints on its nuclear operations outside the international rules set by the industry watchdog, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday.
  5. Imran Khan calls for ‘civil disobedience movement’ to oust Nawaz Sharif
    Pakistan’s opposition leader Imran Khan today declared a “civil disobedience movement” against the Nawaz Sharif-led government, saying the country’s future is bleak under the rule of businessmen, as cleric Tahirul Qadri gave a 48-hour ultimatum to the embattled Prime Minister to resign.
  6. Saudi woman to be lashed 50 times for calling morality police liars: report
    A Saudi Arabian judge has upheld a sentence of a month in prison and 50 lashes for a businesswoman convicted of insulting members of the morality police during an argument, the local al-Medina newspaper reported on Sunday.
  7. RBI bars 6 ISIS men from holding accounts
    Taking a cue from the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) imposing a global travel ban and asset freeze against six leaders in the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIS) and its allied organisations for recruiting or financing foreign fighters, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has promptly followed suit.
  8. Iraq crisis: Cameron warns of IS threat to UK
    Islamic State militants could grow strong enough to target people on the streets of Britain unless action is taken, David Cameron has warned.
  9. Kurdish forces ‘break IS hold on Mosul dam’
    Kurdish forces in northern Iraq are in near complete control of Iraq’s largest dam after ousting Islamic State (IS) militants, Kurdish officials say.
  10. Saharanpur riots: Uttar Pradesh panel targets BJP, sparks blame game
    Lucknow: An Uttar Pradesh government panel on Sunday accused a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member of Parliament (MP) of inciting Saharanpur riots, besides blaming laxity by local officials.