1. Licence must for taking out Muharram procession
    PATNA: Having organized an all’s-well Chhath show, the Patna district administration has now pulled up socks to ensure peaceful Muharram.
  2. 20 Militants and Four Security Personnel Killed in Pakistan Clash
    Islamabad: At least 20 militants and four security personnel were killed on Saturday in a clash in Pakistan’s federally administered Orakzai Agency, an official said.
  3. 13 Killed in Clashes Between Militants and Security Forces in Libya
    Tripoli, Libya: At least 13 people were killed in violent clashes between Islamist militias and Libyan security forces in the struggle to control Benghazi city.
  4. Presidential Campaign Gets Under Way in Tunisia
    Tunis: Campaigning opened on Saturday for a presidential election in Tunisia, the birthplace of the Arab Spring, with secularist Beji Caid Essebsi seen as the frontrunner after his party won milestone parliamentary polls.
  5. Blackout Hits Bangladesh as Power Line From India Fails
    Dhaka: A nationwide power blackout hit Bangladesh today when a transmission line supplying electricity from India broke down.
  6. Nine Afghan Security Personnel Killed in Suicide Attack: Officials
    Kabul: ‘Nine Afghan security forces personnel were killed in a suicide attack on Saturday south of the capital Kabul, provincial officials said.
  7. Islamic State Kills 85 More Members of Iraqi Tribe
    Baghdad: Islamic State executed 85 more members of the Albu Nimr tribe in Iraq in a mass killing campaign launched last week to break their resistance to the group’s territorial advances, a tribal leader and security official said on Saturday.
  8. Iraqi Kurds reinforce Kobani; U.S. planes pound Islamic State targets
    (Reuters) – Syrian Kurds welcomed the arrival in Kobani of Iraqi Kurdish fighters with their heavy weapons, hoping they might tip the balance in the battle to defend the town against Islamic State, as U.S.-led air strikes continued to bomb the ultra-hardline group in Iraq and Syria.
  9. Nigeria’s purported Boko Haram leader says has “married off” girls
    (Reuters) – A man claiming to be Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has said more than 200 girls kidnapped by the group six months ago were “married off” to its fighters, contradicting Nigerian government claims they would soon be freed.
  10. Muharram security: Man-pack jammers to protect processions
    LAHORE: Punjab Police will use ‘man-pack’ jammers for the first time to protect Muharram processions and majalis to disable remote-controlled explosive devices, officials aware of the arrangement say.