- Voting underway in Bahrain amid Shiite opposition boycott
Bahrainis went to the polls Saturday for the first legislative elections since a 2011 uprising, but the vote is being boycotted by the Shiite opposition that led Gulf kingdom’s pro-democracy movement.
- Iran’s nuclear negotiations have devolved into a numbers game
Washington and Tehran are fixated on counting centrifuges when they should be thinking big
- Isil hostage John Cantlie: ‘I have accepted my fate’
British journalist speaks of a failed attempt to rescue him and reveals David Haines was killed a day after Britain promised to arm Kurdish forces
- Two Britons ‘killed in Islamic State fighting’ in Syria
Two British men have reportedly been killed while fighting alongside Islamic State militants in Syria.
- Kenya bus attack near Somali border leaves 28 dead
Suspected members of the Somali militant group al-Shabab have killed at least 28 people in an attack on a bus in northern Kenya, officials say.
- Pakistan: Newly converted Shia Muslim shot martyred in Mastung
Anti-Shia takfiri group have killed a newly converted Shia Muslim in Baluchistan Mastung district.
- Saudi detains 35 Egyptian fishermen for entering its waters
Thirty-five Egyptian fishermen were detained by Saudi authorities yesterday who accused them of “fishing Saudi’s territorial waters without a permit”, a source said.
- Syrian students deprived of an education
One of the biggest victims of the war in Syria is schools. While many have been demolished as a result of the bombardment by regime forces, others are bare of students due to parents not wanting to send their children for fear of bombings.
- Islamic State attacks Iraq provincial capital: officials
(Reuters) – Islamic State fighters attacked a government complex in the heart of an Iraqi provincial capital on Friday, local officials said, in an apparently coordinated effort to seize full control of the city.