- Iran Foreign Minister Summoned to Explain Stroll With Kerry
Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has been summoned before parliament to explain his recent public stroll with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, according to a Sunday report by the country’s official IRNA news agency.
- AirAsia QZ8501: Fresh bid to raise fuselage fails
The Indonesian admiral in charge of operations to recover AirAsia flight QZ8501 has told the BBC the fuselage may be too fragile to be lifted.
- Libyan Militant Group Says Its Leader, Mohammed al-Zahawi, Was Killed
CAIRO — The extremist Islamist militant group Ansar al-Shariah, based in Benghazi, Libya, said Saturday that its leader, Mohammed al-Zahawi, had been killed.
- Rebels Tied to Blackout Across Most of Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Towns and cities across Pakistan plunged into darkness early Sunday when what officials said was an attack by militants on a transmission line short-circuited the national electricity grid, presenting a new indictment of the government’s faltering efforts to solve the country’s chronic power crisis.
- Boko Haram launches multiple attacks in Nigeria
Islamic extremists raided a key northeastern city and other villages in the country as government forces claim they repelled the insurgents and are mounting air operations.
- Shifting Alliances Play Out Behind Closed Doors in Yemen
SANA, Yemen — A number of lawmakers trickled into Parliament on Sunday morning, just in time for an emergency meeting to address the resignation of Yemen’s president last week. Minutes later, they walked back out, after hearing that the session had been called off.
- IS claims to have murdered one of two hostages, Japan in shock
Tokyo: From prime minister to ordinary people, Japanese responded with shock Sunday at a video purportedly showing one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed.
- At Least 18 Die in Egyptian Violence
CAIRO — At least 18 people were killed in political violence on Sunday, the fourth anniversary of the Arab Spring uprising, a reminder of the ruthless crackdown the military-backed government has used to silence any echoes of that revolt.
- Yemen risks disintegration as south rejects Shi’ite group’s takeover
(Reuters) – No sooner had Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi announced his resignation than his country’s tenuous political fabric began to disintegrate.
- At least 13 dead, many more wounded in Baghdad bombings: Iraqi officials
A series of bombings of mainly Shiite neighborhoods was carried out on Saturday, with bombs going off near cars and restaurants.