1. Iran to combat ‘immoral’ dating with official marriage site
    Iran has announced plans to combat what it says are “immoral” online dating websites by launching an official site for young people seeking marriage.
  2. Some Shiites link Saudi king’s health to the end-times
    In the last two years, media outlets have published conflicting reports on Saudi King Abdullah’s health. Just last week, Saudi Arabia’s Royal Court announced that the king has pneumonia and is temporarily using a breathing tube.
  3. Indian, Pakistani schools in Dubai to sign contracts with parents
    DUBAI: At least 34 Indian and Pakistani schools in Dubai will adopt a parent-school contract in April 2015, an initiative by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).
  4. Qaida planning mass killings in West: MI5 chief
    LONDON: Britain has been put on highest state of security alert after the Charlie Hebdo attack. This follows British Security Service (MI5) head Andrew Parker’s warning that the UK could face a Paris-style terrorist strike.
  5. French president says Muslims ‘main victims of fanaticism’
    PARIS: French President Francois Hollande said Thursday that Muslims were the “main victims” of fanaticism, as five of the 17 killed in last week’s attacks in Paris were laid to rest.
  6. Seven militants killed in Pakistan drone strike
    ISLAMABAD: At least seven militants were killed Thursday in a drone strike in Pakistan’s North Waziristan, media reported.
  7. Up to 700 Turkish nationals in IS ranks: Turkey FM
    ISTANBUL: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said up to 700 Turkish nationals have joined the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group, sounding the alarm over the risk of attacks inside Turkey if the extremists return home.
  8. Boko Haram’s Latest Brutal Attack: What to Know About the Militant Group in Nigeria
    The militant group Boko Haram’s latest attack in Nigeria has once again put the spotlight on the violence erupting in the African country.
  9. One of the 3 Mumbai youths in ISIS dead?
    NEW DELHI: One of the three Kalyan youths fighting with ISIS in Iraq and Syria is learnt to have died in a battle recently.
  10. In Islam, a Long Tradition Against Depicting the Prophet
    It’s not mentioned in Islam’s holy book, the Quran, but the religion’s ban on depicting the Prophet Muhammad — even favorably — has run firm through the centuries.