1. Syria aims to ‘flush out all terrorists’ in 2015: PM
    (Reuters) – Syria’s prime minister said on Sunday the country wanted to drive all insurgents out of its territory in 2015 and was prepared to back any attempts to fight global militancy.
  2. Syrian crisis: Lebanese Shia pilgrims targeted in Damascus bus bombing
    A bomb placed on a bus ferrying Lebanese pilgrims around Shia holy sites in Damascus exploded Sunday, killing at least seven people, according to Syrian activists and Lebanese media.
  3. Shia militia sets deadline to unravel Yemen crisis
    A Shia militia on Sunday set a three-day deadline for political parties to resolve the power vacuum in Yemen since the president and prime minister offered to resign last month.
  4. Yemen’s Houthis protest against Saudi ‘interference’
    Dozens of supporters of Shia Houthi group demonstrated on Sunday outside the Saudi embassy in Sanaa to demand the Gulf monarchy “not to interfere” in Yemen’s affairs.
  5. State Television Says Iran Launches New Satellite Into Space
    State television in Iran says the Islamic Republic has launched a new satellite into space, its fourth in recent years to orbit the Earth.
  6. Greece reveals its plan to end debt stand-off
    Greece’s radical new government revealed proposals on Monday for ending the confrontation with its creditors by swapping outstanding debt for new growth-linked bonds, running a permanent budget surplus and targeting wealthy tax-evaders.
  7. Divers found six more AirAsia’s QZ8501 crash victims: Indonesian officials
    Jakarta: Indonesian divers on Monday found another six victims of the AirAsia plane crash, an official said, taking to 84 the number of bodies retrieved since the accident in late December.
  8. Pak sends Peshawar massacre survivors on healing trip to China
    Ten students and two teachers, who survived the Peshawar school carnage by the Taliban, today left for a trip to China to help them recover from the shock of the devastating experience, officials said.
  9. Egyptian court issues death sentences for 183 Muslim Brotherhood supporters
    An Egyptian court sentenced 183 supporters of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to death on Monday on charges of killing police officers, part of a sustained crackdown by authorities on Islamists.
  10. Syria keeps food, electricity subsidies despite war: PM
    DAMASCUS: Despite a raging war, Syria has kept in place subsidies for electricity and basic foods, the prime minister said Monday, as the regime tries to drum up support in areas its control.