1. Charlie Hebdo cartoonist will no longer draw Mohammed
    The French cartoonist who penned the iconic Charlie Hebdo cover after the deadly attacks in Paris has said he will no longer draw caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed.
  2. City: 2 gunmen killed outside Muhammad cartoon contest
    GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Two gunmen were killed Sunday after opening fire on a security officer outside a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of Prophet Muhammad in Texas and a bomb squad was called in to search their vehicle as a precaution, authorities said.
  3. Shadow of Saddam lives on in Iraq
    Baghdad (AFP) – Dozens of Iraqis crowding a Baghdad street fought to glimpse the red-haired man in a glass coffin, hoping to witness the end of a long-feared member of Saddam Hussein’s regime.
  4. Heavy clashes in Aden airport, alliance accused of cluster bomb use
    ADEN (Reuters) – Local fighters battling the rebel Houthi militia in Yemen’s port of Aden stormed areas around the airport on Sunday in an operation supervised by the Saudi-led coalition, which also provided air support, the group’s spokesman said.
  5. Islamic State hit with 19 air strikes by U.S., allies: statement
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and its allies staged 19 strikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria in a 24-hour period ending Saturday, the Combined Joint Task Force said in a corrected statement that was released on Sunday.
  6. Iraqi PM slams US bill proposing to split country into three states
    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has denounced a controversial US Congress bill aimed at dividing the Arab country into three states.
  7. How does al-Qaeda attract Yemenis?
    Despite vast sums spent on counter-terrorism operations in Yemen, al-Qaeda has continued to grow in the country. Oxford University analyst Elisabeth Kendall looks at how the group has achieved this.
  8. Is Daesh on the run or is the US claiming a premature victory?
    A graphic illustration of Western wishful thinking about the decline of Islamic State (IS) [Daesh] is a well-publicised map issued by the Pentagon to prove that the self-declared caliphate has lost 25 per cent of its territory since its big advances last year.
  9. Sunnis slow to return to Iraq’s Tikrit after IS rout, fearing victorious Shiite militias
    BAGHDAD – Iraqi government forces drove the Islamic State group out of Abu Mustafa’s hometown of Tikrit over a month ago, but he has yet to return, fearing the Shiite militias that now patrol its bombed and battered streets.
  10. Islamic State group claims Iraq car bomb attack that killed 19
    The dead and wounded were mainly shoppers and people commemorating the birth of Imam Ali, a key figure in Shiite Islam.