1. Shiite paramilitary forces arrive outside Kirkuk
    The Shiite paramilitary forces travel with photos of the Iranian leader Ali Khamenei pasted on their vehicles.
  2. Another Shiite doctor killed by Pakistan-backed Malik Ishaq’s militants
    KARACHI: A 58-year-old Shiite doctor was shot martyred on Monday evening in his clinic in Korangi, bringing the recent death toll of Shia doctors to four in the same locality, according to police and religious party officials.
  3. Iran Bombing Islamic State In Iraq, U.S. Official Confirms
    WASHINGTON — The list of countries bombing Islamic State targets in Iraq has thus far featured a host of classic United States partners — Canada, the U.K., France.
  4. Maryam al-Khawaja sentenced to a year in jail in Bahrain
    A Bahraini court on Monday sentenced in absentia prominent rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja to a year in jail for assaulting police officers, her lawyer said.
  5. Syria war death toll rises above 200,000: activists
    BEIRUT: Syria’s civil war has killed more than 200,000 people in less than four years, an activist group told AFP Tuesday, adding that most were fighters from the two sides.
  6. Pakistani military kills 24 militants near Afghan border
    PESHAWAR: Pakistani military said on Tuesday it had killed at least 24 militants in air strikes and ground fighting in northwestern tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, as part of ongoing offensives in the region.
  7. Muslim prayers banned in govt buildings, schools in Xinjiang
    BEIJING: The restive Xinjiang region in western China has banned prayer meetings and other religious practices in government buildings, schools and business offices.
  8. Iran’s Zarif Says Successful End to Nuclear Talks Within Reach
    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said nuclear negotiations are within reach of a “successful end,” according to the semi-official Iranian Students’ News Agency.
  9. Iraq government reaches deal with Kurds on oil exports
    Iraq’s central government and the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region in the north have reached an agreement that resolves a long-running dispute over oil exports and budget payments.
  10. Al-Shabab massacres non-Muslims at Kenya quarry
    Somali militants have killed 36 non-Muslim quarry workers near the north Kenyan town of Mandera.
  11. Lebanon detains Islamic State leader Baghdadi’s wife
    Lebanese security forces have detained a wife and young child of Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi near the border with Syria, the army says.
  12. Afghan Official Says Insurgents Kill 6 Soldiers
    A wave of violence continued across Afghanistan Tuesday with Taliban insurgents killing Afghan soldiers in the northwest of the country as the Canadian embassy warned Canadians to leave for their own safety.