1. ‘Gay Parties’ Raided In Saudi Arabia; Religious Police Arrest Several People On Suspicion Of Homosexuality
    Authorities in Saudi Arabia arrested several people on suspicion of homosexuality in raids on two parties in the city of Jeddah, the Dubai-based Gulf News site reported Sunday.
  2. Kurdish fighters seize large parts of IS border stronghold
    BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters captured large sections of a strategic town on the Syria-Turkish border on Monday, dealing the biggest setback yet to the Islamic State group, which lost a key supply line for their nearby self-proclaimed capital.
  3. ​Saudi-led bombing of Yemen breeding hatred of U.S.
    SAANA, Yemen – Upon landing at Sana’a airport, a charred airplane is the first thing you see. The area had been one of the first targets in a three-month-old bombing campaign led by Saudi Arabia.
  4. Israel Seeks Gulf Arabs’ Help to Revive Peace Talks, Shalom Says
    Israel is ready to make concessions to reach peace with the Palestinians and is seeking help from Qatar and other Gulf Arab countries to get talks restarted, according to the cabinet minister who would lead negotiations.
  5. Islamic State routed from stronghold
    BEIRUT — The Islamic State was routed Monday from one of its key strongholds on Syria’s border with Turkey after its defenses crumbled and its fighters either defected or fled, raising new questions about the group’s vaunted military capabilities.
  6. Iraq’s Sadr says Saudis, US increasing sectarianism in the region
    Moqtada al-Sadr, head of a powerful Shiite movement in Iraq, has called on Saudi Arabia to end its military intervention in Yemen.
  7. Al Qaeda’s second in command killed in Yemen strike; successor named
    (CNN)Al Qaeda’s second in command, Nasir al-Wuhayshi, has been killed in a drone strike in Yemen, dealing a heavy setback to the leadership of the international terrorist group.
  8. Saudi Arabia is trying to stop its citizens from joining the Islamic State
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — As Saudi Arabia tries to unravel a string of recent, small-scale terrorist attacks, authorities are turning their attention to radicalization at home.
  9. Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader sentenced to death in Cairo
    An Egyptian court sentenced former President Mohamed Morsi to a life sentence of 25 years in prison on Tuesday in a case related to conspiring with foreign groups.
  10. 71 killed in airstrikes, clashes with IS in Iraq
    Baghdad: At least 71 people were killed on Monday in US-led coalition airstrikes and clashes between the Iraqi security forces and militants of Islamic State (IS) group in the provinces of Anbar, Nineveh and Salahudin, authorities said.