- Boko Haram Kills 48 Fish Vendors in North-East Nigeria
Kano: Boko Haram gunmen killed 48 fish vendors in Nigeria’s restive Borno State, near the border with Chad, the Head of the Fish Traders Association told AFP on Sunday.
- War of Words After Bahrain Vote, Boycotted By Opposition
Manama: A war of words over Bahrain’s legislative election heightened on Sunday, with the Sunni leadership and the Shiite opposition, which boycotted the polls, at odds over the turnout rate and trading accusations of malpractice.
- US-led Strikes Have Killed 910 People in Syria: Monitor
Beirut: Air strikes by US-led forces in Syria have killed 910 people, including 52 civilians, since the start of the campaign against Islamic State and other fighters two months ago, a group monitoring the conflict said on Saturday.
- Iran Nuclear Talks May Be Extended as US Sees “Big Gaps”
Vienna: World powers and Iran struggled on Saturday to overcome the differences preventing them from ending a 12-year standoff over Tehran’s atomic ambitions, raising the prospect of another extension to the high-stakes talks.
- Tunisia Polls Give Ex-Regime Figure the Edge
A veteran politician from the previous regime that ran on a platform of restoring the prestige of the state took the lead in Tunisia’s first free and fair presidential election Sunday, according to exit polls. But there will still likely be a runoff next month.
- Kenya bus attack survivor tells how victims were selected
A primary school headteacher who was the only survivor of the Kenya bus massacre has said he was saved because his would-be killers became confused as he lay waiting to be murdered.
- Iraq sentences Sunni ex-MP to death for murder
An Iraqi court sentenced former Sunni MP Ahmed al-Alwani to death on Sunday for murder, a verdict that could damage Baghdad’s ties with a powerful tribe that is battling jihadists.
- Battle for Heart of Iraq Intensifies With New Push by Islamist Terrorists
Iraqi army forces are seen in an area after regaining control of Awsat town, between Al Anbar and Babel cities, from Islamic State members in Iraq, on Nov. 18, 2014. Close
- Now, Shias assert claim to Taj Mahal
With senior Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Azam Khan recently demanding that the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra be handed over to Sunni Central Waqf Board, the Shia community has now demanded that the Taj should instead be handed over to the Shia Waqf Board as Mumtaz Mahal, in whose memory it was built, was a Shia.
- Afghan Lawmakers Approve Security Accords with US, NATO
Afghanistan’s lower house of parliament has approved agreements with the United States and NATO allowing international forces to remain in the country past the end of this year, amid a renewed offensive by Taliban militants.