1. Car bomb explodes in Yemen capital near mosque used by Houthis, two dead
    Islamic State group said it was behind a car bomb that exploded in Yemen’s capital Sanaa on Saturday near the Qiba al-Mahdi mosque, killing two people and wounding six others, witnesses and a security source told Reuters.
  2. Iraq War was mistake, Lord Falconer says
    UK forces should not have gone into Iraq in 2003, according to Lord Falconer, one of Tony Blair’s closest allies during the build-up to war.
  3. Twitter, YouTube analysis pinpoints IS strategy
    Paris (AFP) – Tweets and YouTube videos by fighters from the Islamic State group have allowed analysts to pinpoint their movements in Iraq and Syria, highlighting the group’s increasing push towards government strongholds.
  4. Saudi Arabia warns citizens against sharing “faked” documents after Wikileaks release
    Saudi Arabia on Saturday urged its citizens not to distribute “documents that might be faked” in an apparent response to WikiLeaks’ publication on Friday of more than 60,000 documents it says are secret Saudi diplomatic communications.
  5. Dutch populist blames ‘misunderstanding’ as Mohammed cartoons not aired
    The Hague (AFP) – Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders blamed a “misunderstanding” for the failure Saturday of his planned airing of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, insisting they would now be broadcast next week.
  6. 2 more Hezbollah fighters killed in Syria while defending the Assad regime
    Two more Hezbollah fighters were killed in in Syria while defending the Syrian regime of president Bashar al Assad , according to local media reports.
  7. A short chronology of the Islamic State group
    April 18, 2010 — U.S. and Iraqi forces kill two top leaders of al-Qaida’s branch in Iraq. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi becomes the terror group’s new leader.
  8. Checkbook diplomacy of Saudis is revealed
    BEIRUT – It seems that everyone wants something from Saudi Arabia.
  9. Saudi Arabia tells citizens to ignore latest WikiLeaks release
    Saudi Arabia has warned its citizens to ignore thousands of its diplomatic documents leaked by the transparency site WikiLeaks, which give a rare insight into the kingdom’s habit of buying influence and monitoring dissidents.
  10. Blast near Yemen mosque kills 2
    A car blast near a mosque in Yemen’s capital on Saturday killed at least two people and Saudi-led warplanes bombarded second city Aden, after peace talks in Geneva ended without agreement.
  11. YEMEN PEACE TALKS COLLAPSE
    NEW DELHI: Peace talks between the internationally recognised government of Yemen and Houthi rebels failed to produce a ceasefire agreement in Geneva, with the country’s exiled foreign minister blaming the Shia rebels for the collapse.