1. Nuclear agreement possible with US ‘good will’: Iran
    GENEVA: A top Iranian negotiator voiced optimism today that talks with the United States seeking to nail down a complex nuclear deal could succeed if Washington showed “good will”.
  2. Officials Say Market Bombings Kill 18 Around Iraq’s Capital
    A series of bombings targeting busy markets killed 18 people in and around the capital, Baghdad, on Saturday, said Iraqi officials.
  3. Bahrain Shiites march, clash with police over jailed leader
    MANAMA, Bahrain Hundreds of Shiite protesters have taken to the streets of Bahrain, demanding the release of the jailed leader of the country’s largest opposition group.
  4. Japan pledges $200m to combat ISIL
    Funds part of $2.5bn in non-military assistance pledged to Middle East by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on visit to Cairo.
  5. Nigeria’s neighbours band together to fight Boko Haram
    Libreville – Cameroon, Chad and Niger have launched a regional bid to combat the Boko Haram Islamists, as their attacks spread beyond Nigeria and concern mounts over the Nigerians’ failure to regain control.
  6. Hyderabad ISIS suspect says he recruited many via dedicated FB group
    Salman Mohiuddin, who was arrested by Cyberabad police at Shamshabad international airport while trying to leave for Dubai en route to Syria to join the militant organisation Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), has reportedly confessed to having recruited many youth online for ISIS to protect Muslims in Syria.
  7. Nigerian Market Suicide Attack Leaves 6 Dead in Northeast City
    At least six people were killed in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Gombe in a suicide bomb attack on a market by suspected Boko Haram Islamists, the National Emergency Management Agency said.
  8. American school on my list, said Kurla-based terror plotter Anees Ansari
    Kurla-based software engineer Anees Ansari, who in October 2014 was arrested by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad for allegedly planning to bomb the American School at Bandra-Kurla Complex, was also indoctrinating an American youth to carry out a similar ‘lone wolf’ attack in the US. dna has exclusive access to Ansari’s alleged Facebook chat with US-based Omar Elhajj in October 2014.
  9. Charlie Hebdo Protests Leave at Least 10 Dead in Niger
    At least 10 people have been killed in violent protests in the West African nation of Niger over the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo’s depiction of the Prophet Muhammad, the country’s president said.