1. Iran, EU, US meet in Oman for nuclear talks
    Muscat: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, US Secretary of State John Kerry and European Union`s (EU) nuclear coordinator Catherine Ashton started their tripartite talks here Sunday.
  2. Iraq investigating Islamic State chief’s fate after air strikes
    Baghdad: Iraq was on Sunday investigating whether Islamic State jihadist group chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in air strikes by US-led coalition warplanes targeting the group’s leaders.
  3. Kuwait says stateless to be offered Comoros citizenship
    Kuwait City: Tens of thousands of stateless people in oil-rich Kuwait will be offered citizenship of the impoverished African nation of Comoros to end their decades-old problem, the government said today.
  4. Libyan protesters seize eastern oil port as Benghazi toll hits 300
    Benghazi: Libyan state security guards have started a protest at the 120,000 barrel per day Hariga oil port in the east, halting all oil exports from the terminal, a Libyan oil official said on Saturday.
  5. Third Australian killed fighting with IS jihadists: Report
    Sydney: A third Australian has died in the past two weeks while fighting with Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, a report said today.
  6. Shia top leader freed after 18 years in jail
    The 18-year long imprisonment without any charges against renowned Shia leader Allama Ghulam Raza Naqvi finally ended as the Lahore anti-terrorist court ordered his immediate release.
  7. Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden ‘died afraid’: ex-US Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill
    WASHINGTON: Osma bin Laden “died afraid”, says a former US Navy SEAL who claims he fired the fatal shot that killed the al Qaeda chief in Pakistan in 2011.
  8. Shias oppose shaadi scheme
    Hyderabad: Shias do not perform marriages in the month of Moharram, the mourning period. As a result many Shia families have not enlisted for the Shaadi Mubarak on November 11.
  9. Iraq area retaken, but destruction and anger remain
    Iraqi special forces search a house in the Jurf al-Sakhr area, north of the Shia shrine city of Karbala, after they retook the area from Islamic State group jihadists over the weekend after months of fighting the regain the ground.
  10. Kabul police chief escapes suicide blast in his office
    A suicide bomber walked into the offices of Kabul’s police chief on Sunday and detonated his explosives, killing a senior aide in an attack that highlighted poor security in the Afghan capital.