1. First curfew-free night in Baghdad in a decade
    Leader of the Houthis Abdul Malik has defended a takeover of power his rivals have denounced as a political coup.
  2. Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi must be restored as president of Yemen: UN chief
    Riyadh: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday called for the restoration to power in Yemen of Western-backed President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi after Huthi militia seized power.
  3. Clashes in Libya’s Benghazi kills over 40
    Benghazi: Fierce clashes between the Libyan security forces and militants in the country’s second largest city of Benghazi killed over 40 people and injured a number of others, sources said Sunday.
  4. Islamic radicalisation in UK frightening: Prince Charles
    London: Britain’s Prince Charles has described as “frightening” the growing radicalisation of British Muslim youth who have been joining the Islamic State extremists in Syria and Iraq, partly due to “crazy stuff” available on the internet.
  5. No Iran talks extension without `outlines` of a deal: Kerry
    Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry ruled out extending a March 31 deadline for Iran nuclear talks unless the basic framework of an agreement is hammered out, speaking in an interview aired Sunday.
  6. Jordan says 56 IS targets destroyed in three days of strikes
    Jordan said Sunday it destroyed 56 targets in three days of strikes on the Islamic State group after it murdered one of its pilots, and is determined to destroy IS.
  7. Arab leaders bemoan lack of strategy, weapons against jihadists
    Munich: Arab leaders bemoaned what they called a lack of strategy and weapons in the fight against jihadists like Islamic State (IS) at a security conference attended by Western leaders in Munich on Sunday.
  8. Boko Haram wages new attack in Niger
    Niamey: Boko Haram fighters waged a new attack on Sunday in a southeastern border town in Niger, where a blast killed at least one person and left 10 injured, witnesses and hospital sources said.
  9. First curfew-free night in Baghdad in a decade
    Baghdad – Businesses in Baghdad kept their doors open until early on Sunday for the first time in a decade, marking the end of the city’s night time curfew despite frequent attacks by extremists.
  10. In Europe, parents’ dismay as Syria jihad lures troubled teens
    ANTWERP, Belgium – As Belgium braces for a verdict in Europe’s biggest trial of those accused of fostering Islamist violence in Syria, much attention is on poor Muslim immigrant communities’ struggle in a region blighted by youth unemployment.