1. Iraq and U.S. Find Some Potential Sunni Allies Have Already Been Lost
    BAGHDAD — When the militants of the Islamic State entered the Sunni Arab area of Al Alam, they gave its tribal leaders a message of reconciliation: We are here to defend you and all the Sunnis, they said, so join us.
  2. Kabul Attack Intended for Lawmaker Kills 3
    KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber attacked an armored car carrying a prominent Afghan women’s rights leader and member of Parliament in Kabul on Sunday morning, killing three people and wounding 32 others, Afghan officials said.
  3. Hungry Syrians chase rebels for food
    BEIRUT: Armed clashes have erupted in the Syrian town of Douma after hungry residents stormed food warehouses belonging to an Islamist rebel group, a monitoring group said on Saturday.
  4. AL welcomes updated UAE’s list of terror organisations
    CAIRO: The Arab League (AL) on Sunday welcomed the decision taken by the government of the United Arab Emirates to add a number of organisations, including the Muslim Brotherhood and its local affiliates, to its list of terrorist organisations.
  5. Obama confirms ‘evil’ murder of U.S. aid worker Kassig
    President Barack Obama confirmed Sunday the death of U.S. aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig, calling his beheading at the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group “pure evil.”
  6. Yemen’s Houthis slam ‘terrorist’ designation by UAE
    The UAE on Saturday designated the Shiite Houthi movement a “terrorist” group, along with the Qaeda-linked Ansar Al-Sharia movement
  7. Bomber targets UN convoy near Baghdad airport
    Baghdad: A suicide car bomb attack targeted a United Nations convoy near Baghdad international airport today, causing no injuries among UN staff, a statement and security officials said.
  8. Nigeria army ‘retakes Chibok’ from Boko Haram
    The Nigerian army says it has recaptured the north-eastern town of Chibok, which was seized by Boko Haram militants on Thursday.
  9. Bahrain arrests activists demanding ‘anti-regime’ vote
    Dubai (AFP) – Bahraini authorities have arrested 13 women in a crackdown on activists calling for an “anti-regime” referendum during the upcoming parliamentary election, activists said on Sunday.
  10. In Shift, Pakistanis Fleeing War Flow Into Beleaguered Afghanistan
    GULAN CAMP, Afghanistan — Through three decades of war, waves of Afghans have fled their homes along the eastern border areas, many of them seeking shelter in the Pakistani tribal regions next door.