1. ISIS terror convicts forced to face victims on controversial Iraqi TV show
    The confessions of convicted terrorists are being broadcast on an Iraqi reality TV show in which they are also forced to face the relatives of victims.
  2. Kurdish fighters push deeper into Iraq’s northwestern town of Sinjar
    Kurdish fighters have pushed deeper into the flashpoint northwestern Iraqi town of Sinjar in their battle with the ISIL Takfiri militants, who have held sway over the area for months.
  3. Conversion heat now in Lok Sabha; government distances itself and party
    NEW DELHI: The conversion heat, which has been paralysing Rajya Sabha since last week, today reached the Lok Sabha with opposition trying to corner the government which asserted that neither it nor BJP has anything to do with conversions.
  4. Pakistan to execute 500 militants after school massacre
    Pakistan is due to execute around 500 militants in coming weeks, following Premier Nawaz Sharif’s move to end a six-year moratorium on the death penalty in terror cases.
  5. Zarivar Lake, lost paradise in Iran’s Kurdistan
    The freshwater wetland, Zarivar Lake, known as a lost paradise in the Iranian western province of Kurdistan, never fails to amaze visitors.
  6. Saudi Arabia largest purchaser of Canadian weapons: Report
    Saudi Arabia has been the largest purchaser of arms from Canada, a report says.
  7. Islamophobic presenter is sacked after saying Muslims should be ‘deported’ to avoid ‘chaos and civil war’
    France has been split down the middle by the sacking of the nation’s favourite — and at the same time most detested — hard-right, Islamophobe misogynist.
  8. Pak court rejects acquittal pleas of Zardari in 2 cases
    ISLAMABAD: In a jolt to former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari, a court today rejected his acquittal pleas in two old cases of corruption.
  9. 13 militants killed in Karachi clash
    ISLAMABAD: At least 13 militants were killed in a clash with the police in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi Monday night, police said.
  10. Anti-Islamist Essebsi wins Tunisia presidential vote
    TUNIS: Anti-Islamist politician Beji Caid Essebsi won Tunisia’s presidential election with 55.68% of the vote, beating incumbent Moncef Marzouki, the electoral commission said on Monday.