1. Bahrain regime forces brutalize protesters
    Bahraini regime forces used tear gas and fired bullets to disperse demonstrators in the capital Manama and other different cities and villages in the Persian Gulf state.
  2. ISIS Ethnic Cleansing: 670 Prisoners Murdered In Shia Prison Massacre, UN Reports
    An estimated 670 inmates from Badush prison in the city of Mosul were reportedly murdered by ISIS militants on June 10, 2014, UN human rights chief Navi Pillay said in a statement on Monday. The mass murder was cited by the accounts of some 20 survivors and 16 witnesses.
  3. Pakistan’s Protests Risk Another Military Coup
    Pakistan’s fragile democracy, and the semblance of stability it brings to this troubled nuclear-armed Muslim country, is once again under threat.
  4. Syrian rebels storm Israeli-held Golan Heights border crossing
    After a lengthy campaign culminating in fierce clashes, Islamist opposition fighters in Syria, including members of an al-Qaeda affiliate, took control of the Quneitra crossing point on the demarcation line with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, activists said Wednesday.
  5. 15 Australian Fighters Killed in Iraq, Syria: Spy Chief
    Sydney: Fifteen Australians, including two young suicide bombers, are believed to have died fighting in Syria and Iraq, intelligence chief David Irvine said Wednesday, warning that espionage and foreign intervention threats were increasing.
  6. Afghan Presidential Candidates Pull out of Audit
    Afghanistan’s troubled presidential election was rocked by more turmoil on Wednesday as both candidates vying to succeed Hamed Karzai pulled their observers out of a ballot audit meant to determine the winner of a June runoff.
  7. Peace prevailing between Shias and Sunnis, why disturb it, SC asks?
    NEW DELHI: When it comes to implementation of its judgments and orders, the Supreme Court adopts a no-nonsense approach and seldom shies away from using its contempt power to ensure compliance.
  8. Executions a ‘common spectacle’ in jihadist-held Syria: UN
    GENEVA: Public executions, amputations, lashings and mock crucifixion are a regular fixture in jihadist-controlled areas of Syria, a UN probe charged on Wednesday, also accusing Damascus of repeatedly using chemical weapons against civilians.
  9. Indian youth from Kalyan who joined ISIS killed in clashes in Syria
    MUMBAI: Arif Majeed, one of the four youngsters from Kalyan suspected of joining Sunni insurgents in Iraq, reportedly died in a bomb blast in Mosul a few days ago.
  10. Many Officers Under Saddam Are Now Islamic State Leaders
    Baghdad: As fighters for the Islamic State continue to seize territory, the group has quietly built an effective management structure of mostly middle-aged Iraqis, including many military officers under Saddam Hussein, overseeing departments of finance, arms, local governance, military operations and recruitment.