- Nigeria mosque blast toll above 100
More than 102 people were killed in the bomb explosions at the central mosque in Kano.
- Moroccan Man Admits Setting Fire to a Shiite Mosque in Belgium
Rabat- A Moroccan man living in Belgium has admitted setting fire to a Shiite mosque in Brussels, which caused the death of an Imam. He said that his gesture was intended to “punish” the Shiites.
- Yemen Shiites, Sunnis meet to end crisis
SANAA: Rival Shiite and Sunni groups have met for the first time for talks aimed de-escalating the crisis since the former seized Sanaa in September, they said Saturday.
- Bahrain votes in last round of parliamentary poll
Bahrainis were voting Saturday in the final round of the Gulf kingdom’s first legislative elections since the minority Sunni authorities crushed pro-democracy protests led by the Shiite majority in 2011.
- Senior Commander Warns of Iran’s Direct Action against Terrorists in Iraq
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian military commander warned that Tehran would take tough and direct action in Iraq if Baghdad or other Iraqi cities which host the Shiites’ holy shrines come under attack by the terrorists.
- About 400 killed in past six weeks of fighting in Libya’s Benghazi: medics
(Reuters) – About 400 people have been killed in six weeks of heavy fighting between Libyan pro-government forces and Islamist groups in Libya’s second-largest city Benghazi, medical staff said on Saturday.
- Iraq airstrikes kill 17 in areas held by Islamic State
(Reuters) – Seventeen people were killed in Iraq on Saturday in air strikes targeting areas controlled by Islamic State militants, witnesses and an intelligence official said.
- Egypt court drops murder charge against Mubarak
An Egyptian court dismissed Saturday a murder charge against Hosni Mubarak over the deaths of protesters during the 2011 uprising, sparking a Cairo demonstration that police dispersed with tear gas.
- ISIS attacks border town Kobani from Turkey
ISIS launched an attack Saturday on the Syrian border town of Kobani from Turkey, a Kurdish official and activists said, although Turkey denied that the fighters had used its territory for the raid.
- Taliban Overrun an Afghan Army Base
KABUL, Afghanistan — Taliban fighters overran an Afghan National Army outpost in Helmand Province in the country’s south late Friday night and by Saturday morning had killed as many as 14 soldiers in one of the insurgents’ deadliest attacks against Afghan soldiers this year, local officials said.