1. Rocket at wedding party kills 28 in afghanistan, probe ordered
    LASHKAR GAH ( AFGHANISTAN): An Afghan official says police are investigating a rocket strike on a wedding party that killed at least 28 people, many of them women and children.
  2. Saudi beheaded in first execution of year
    RIYADH: A Saudi convicted of drug trafficking became the first person executed in 2015 in the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom which beheaded 87 people last year.
  3. Nigerian army steps up fight against terrorism
    LAGOS: The Nigerian army has restated its determination to bring the ongoing counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations to a speedy and decisive end.
  4. Sweden hit by third mosque arson attack in a week
    Stockholm (AFP) – Swedish police launched a manhunt Thursday after the third arson attack against a mosque in a week, amid growing tensions over the rise of a far right anti-immigration movement.
  5. India Block 32 Pro-ISIS Websites
    New Delhi: Government has blocked 32 websites citing national security concerns, as they were allegedly carrying anti-India material from terror groups such as ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria).
  6. Four Historical Events of this Day of 9th Rabi al-Awwal
    Four Historical Events of this Day of Narrators of history suggest four historic events which mark the day of 9th Rabi al-Awwal as significant.
  7. Iraq: At least 100 ISIL fighters killed
    Air-assisted riot police and Shiite volunteers carry out operation against ISIL in Baghdad, Iraq’s defense ministry said.
  8. Syria’s war ‘killed 76,021’ in 2014
    Monitoring group says nearly half of those killed in the conflict last year were civilians.
  9. AirAsia: First of 9 bodies of flight 8501 identified, body returned to family
    SURABAYA, Indonesia: A passenger aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 became the first victim of the crash to be returned to her family on Thursday, one of many painful reunions to come, as search crews struggled against wind and heavy rain to find more than 150 people still missing.
  10. Pak court extends detention of 26/11 plotter Lakhvi
    A Pakistani court sent Thursday the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks to jail for two weeks in the latest round of a tussle over his detention that has worsened ties with India.