1. 75 million in 20-39 age category to have diabetes by 2035
    Manama: A major report looking at the prevalence of type 2 diabetes will warn that cases in people aged 20-39, currently at nearly 63 million globally, are set to rise by 19 per cent to nearly 75 million if measures are not urgently taken to stem the tide of the disease.
  2. Details of Brawl in Iraqi Parliament
    A Kurdish Member of Parliament has explained the circumstances surrounding Saturday’s brawl in the Iraqi Parliament, claiming that Islamic State (IS) is responsible for the deterioration of relations between the various factions in Iraq.
  3. ISIS closing in? Terror group seizes Iraqi town 5 miles from Marine base
    Islamic State has reportedly seized al-Baghdadi, in Iraq’s Anbar Province, 5 miles from an air base staffed by U.S. Marines, as the terror group continues its push beyond its bases in Syria and Iraq in an attempt to establish militant affiliates in other countries.
  4. Bahrain puts off rights activist’s appeal hearing to March 4
    Manama: Bahrain has postponed until March 4 a hearing by Nabeel Rajab, a democracy campaigner, on his appeal against a conviction for publicly insulting two state institutions, according to his Twitter account.
  5. U.S. says 11 more air strikes carried out against Islamic State
    (Reuters) – The United States and its coalition partners conducted three air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and eight in Iraq since Saturday, according to the U.S. military.
  6. Kurdish Peshmerga surround Mosul from three sides
    Kurdish Peshmerga forces have surrounded Mosul from three sides ahead of a planned operation to liberate the city from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria control, a senior Peshmerga official said.
  7. Isis fighters claim to have killed 21 Christians in Sirte
    Fighters affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the militant group known as Isis, claimed on Sunday that they had killed up to 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians they were holding in the central Libyan city of Sirte, the second urban centre they have seized in the chaos that has raged since the 2011 toppling of Colonel Muammer Gaddafi.
  8. Drug abuse in Iran rising despite executions
    Verdij, Iran: Methamphetamine production and abuse of hard drugs are skyrocketing in Iran despite potentially lethal criminal penalties for users if they are caught, officials admit.
  9. Female suicide bomber kills 16 at bus station in Nigeria
    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – A teenage female suicide bomber blew herself up at crowded bus station in northeast Nigeria on Sunday, killing at least 16 and wounding 30 others.
  10. Malaysia PM Najib Under Scrutiny Over Wealth, Opposition Crackdown
    KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak is under mounting scrutiny for cracking down on opponents, troubles in a strategic development fund and questions over his family assets, with even ruling party conservatives questioning his leadership.