- Tariq Aziz, Iraqi foreign minister under Saddam, dies in jail
Tariq Aziz, who was foreign minister of Iraq under Saddam Hussein, has died in prison, Iraqi officials said on Friday. He was 79.
- Syrian warplanes bomb Islamic State near Hasaka
Syrian war planes on Friday bombed Islamic State fighters trying to advance into the northeastern city of Hasaka in an offensive that is adding to the pressure on President Bashar al-Assad following recent defeats elsewhere.
- Palestinians fire rocket at southern Israel: army
Jerusalem (AFP) – Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket at southern Israel Saturday night, the army said, the third such attack in 10 days.
- No trust in Iran nuclear talks: top negotiator
Tehran (AFP) – A top Iranian official, in an unusual declaration Saturday, said there remains no trust between Tehran and world powers and either side could yet abandon a nuclear deal after signing.
- Iraq forces repel car bomb attack in Anbar
Baghdad (AFP) – Iraqi security forces backed by air support used anti-tank missiles to repel Islamic State group suicide bombers driving explosives-rigged vehicles in Anbar province on Saturday, officers said.
- ISIS is using chlorine as a weapon, Australia’s Foreign Minister says
Islamic State militants have used chlorine as a weapon and are recruiting highly trained technicians in a serious bid to develop chemical weapons, Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop warned.
- Saudi Arabia downs Scud missile fired from Yemen as it targets Shiite rebels, allies
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia said it shot down a Scud missile fired by Yemen’s Shiite rebels and their allies early Saturday at a Saudi city that is home to a large air base, marking a major escalation in the months-long war.
- Shia Cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawad demands implementation of Sharia Law in Imambars and ban on their commercial use
LUCKNOW: Shia Cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawad on Saturday demanded implementation of Sharia Law in over 200-year old Nawab-era Imambaras in the city and ban on their commercial use because they were made by Nawabs for prayers and religious affairs and not for earning money.
- Iraqi Military and Shiite Forces Repel ISIS Attacks in Anbar Province
BAGHDAD—Government forces and Shiite militiamen repelled two attacks by Islamic State militants in Anbar province on Saturday, officials said.
- Iran’s Supreme Ayatollah Bashes US, Calls for Global Caliphate
Obama insists that Iran’s leaders are logical and reasonable people who in no way would want to see the world burn. He views Iran as an ally against ISIS.