1. Yemeni Houthis call on U.N. to end Saudi strikes: statement
    CAIRO (Reuters) – Yemeni Houthi rebels called on the United Nations on Saturday to seek an end to Saudi Arabian air strikes against them that they described as blatant aggression against the country.
  2. What’s Behind Saudi Arabia’s Dramatic Palace Reshuffle
    Saudi Arabia’s King Salman reshuffled his cabinet and appointed a new line of heirs this week, in a major shake-up of the top echelons of power in the conservative kingdom.
  3. Iran pledges to protect shared security interests with Yemen
    DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s deputy foreign minister said Tehran will not let regional powers jeopardize its security interests in Yemen, Tasnim news agency reported, in the strongest acknowledgement yet of Iranian involvement in the Arabian peninsula.
  4. Iran’s claim that Israel has 400 nuclear weapons
    In the debate over Iran’s nuclear ambitions, the unacknowledged nuclear stockpile of Israel often comes up.
  5. Saudi targets Shia seeking to go on Hajj pilgrimage
    WASHINGTON, May 2, 2015 – “Are you Shia?” THis is the questions Muslims are forced to answer as they apply or Hajj pilgrimage.
  6. Moghul Masjid: A piece of Persia in Mumbai
    As we enter a narrow bylane of Dongri, which leads towards the mosque, the din of the chaotic traffic on the main road mellows, giving a hint of the serenity that awaits us.
  7. Iraq: Senior Shiite militia commander killed by Daesh
    Five other militia fighters were injured in attack in northern Iraq.
  8. Iran, Yemen share common security, says Iranian official
    Deputy foreign minister calls for dialogue; claims Saudi attacks on Houthi rebels benefit terror groups, Israel
  9. Deadly blasts rock Iraq’s Anbar and Baghdad
    At least 12 Iraqi soldiers and paramilitary forces were killed on Saturday by suicide car bombs targeting an outpost in western Anbar province, while attacks in the capital killed at least 14 civilians, security and medical sources said.
  10. Muqtada al Sadr Sadr threatens to ‘unfreeze the military wing,” attack US interests
    Radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al Sadr threatened to attack US personnel inside Iraq and beyond if the US House of Representatives passed a bill that would have recognized Kurdistan and Sunnis in western Iraq as their own independent countries.