1. 188 death sentences in Egypt’s latest mass capital punishment verdict
    Giza criminal court sentences 188 to death for the murder of 11 police officers in Kerdasa in August 2013
  2. EU concerned about European jihadists returning from Iraq, Syria
    Some jihadists coming home will need ‘psychological support’, says EU counter-terrorism official
  3. Car bomb hits home of Iran envoy in Yemen capital
    A car bomb targeted the residence of Iran’s ambassador in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday, killing at least one person, security officials and witnesses said.
  4. Iraq says woman detained in Lebanon is not Baghdadi wife
    raq’s Interior Ministry said on Wednesday that a woman detained by Lebanese authorities was not the wife of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but the sister of a man convicted of bombings in southern Iraq.
  5. Saudi death sentence over shooting in Shiite town
    RIYADH: A Saudi court on Tuesday sentenced to death a man who opened fire numerous times on police in a Shiite-dominated community in the country’s east, official media said.
  6. Sistani denies supporting Soleiman’s involvement in Iraq
    Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani’s recent media presence has raised sensitive and negative reactions in Iraq and in other countries in the region.
  7. Bahrain Using Targeted Immigration To Quell Political Dissent
    Bahrain’s Sunni ruling elite is naturalizing Sunnis en masse to dilute dissent among its majority Shiite population and bolster its security forces. Whether this amounts to demographic engineering or ethnic cleansing, the implications are grave and far-reaching.
  8. Iraqi Ministers Take 50 Percent Pay Cut as Oil Slumps
    Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi and his cabinet ministers will take a 50 percent pay cut as military spending to fight Islamic State and a plunge in oil prices caused a financial crisis.
  9. Al-Shabaab Attack Targeting UN Convoy in Somalia Kills Five
    At least five people were killed in a suicide-bombing claimed by al-Shabaab militants that targeted a United Nations convoy near the airport in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu.
  10. Upset with Azam Khan, oldest litigant in Babri Masjid case wants Ram Lalla ‘set free’
    Two days before the 22nd anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition, the oldest litigant in the case has said that he does not want to take the case any further and would like for ‘Ram Lalla’ or infant Ram who is represented by the Hindu Maha Sabha to be “set free”.