1. Who is who: All you need to know about the Islamic State leadership
    Baghdad: Top figures with the Islamic State group, including possibly its chief, have been targeted in air strikes by the US-led coalition in Iraq.
  2. Dozens die in Pakistan bus crash
    At least 50 people have been killed in an accident involving a bus and a truck in southern Pakistan.
  3. Shaken by al-Baghdadi reports? ISIS flaunts allegiance pledged by jihadist groups
    London: At a time when reports of ISIS Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi seek to raise doubts about the future of the group, the Islamic State has released five audio statements flaunting allegiance pledges made by different jihadist groups, conveying a message that that it’s here to stay.
  4. Syria conflict: UN’s Staffan de Mistura hopeful
    The UN mediator in the Syrian conflict, Staffan de Mistura, has told the BBC he believes there is a fresh opportunity to resolve the country’s crisis.
  5. Islamic state crisis: US troops sent into Iraq’s Anbar
    The US has deployed 50 troops to an air base in Iraq’s troubled Anbar province to help in the fight against Islamic State (IS).
  6. Houthi advance raises alert for Saudi border guards
    SAUDI ARABIA: Gains by the Shia Houthi rebel movement in Yemen are ringing alarm bells in Saudi Arabia, concerned for what it means for its vulnerable southern border, already the conduit for a constant flow of illicit activity.
  7. UNHCR slashes winter aid in Iraq, Syria amid funding gap
    GENEVA: The UN refugee agency said Tuesday it had been forced to slash the number of people it can help prepare for winter in conflict-ravaged Syria and Iraq for lack of funds.
  8. Drone strike kills six in North Waziristan
    MIRAMSHAH: At least six suspected militants were killed, and three others were injured in a US drone attack in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan on Tuesday evening.
  9. Deadline for Iran Nuclear Accord in Doubt
    MUSCAT, Oman—Global powers and Iran signaled they will extend their diplomacy beyond a Nov. 24 deadline if necessary, as three days of talks aimed at curbing Tehran’s nuclear program failed to win any major breakthroughs.
  10. U.N. says 13.6 million displaced by wars in Iraq and Syria
    (Reuters) – About 13.6 million people, equivalent to the population of London, have been displaced by conflicts in Syria and Iraq, and many are without food or shelter as winter starts, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said on Tuesday.