1. Iraq Is Not a Lost Cause
    A senior U.S. official recently said that my country might need to be partitioned. He couldn’t be more wrong.
  2. Yemen officials say al-Qaida seizes key areas of Aden
    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Al-Qaida militants have seized control of key areas in and around Yemen’s port city of Aden, high-ranking security officials said Saturday, a major gain for the group which has been making inroads amid the chaos of the country’s civil war.
  3. Who Is the Gravest Danger to World Peace?
    Throughout the world there is great relief and optimism about the nuclear deal reached in Vienna between Iran and the P5+1 nations, the five veto-holding members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany.
  4. Kabul bomb targets foreign contractors, kills mostly Afghans
    A car bomb targeting a convoy carrying civilian NATO contractors killed 12 people outside a Kabul hospital on Saturday, part of a wave of attacks in the capital since news broke last month of the death of Taliban leader Mullah Omar.
  5. Egyptian Brotherhood leader handed sixth life prison sentence – judicial sources
    Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and several other prominent Islamists were sentenced to life in prison on Saturday for murder and inciting violence, judicial sources said, part of an ongoing crackdown on the outlawed group.
  6. France train gunman identified as Islamist militant
    Fingerprint evidence shows that the gunman overpowered by passengers on a train in France is a Morrocan known to European authorities as a suspected Islamist militant, according to a source familiar with the case.
  7. Islamic State second-in-command killed in U.S. air strike – White House
    The second-in-command of the Islamic State militant group was killed during a U.S. air strike in Iraq on Tuesday, the White House said on Friday, dealing a blow to the group that has sought to form a caliphate across the Muslim world.
  8. Train gunman went from France to Syria: Spanish intelligence
    ‘Give me back my gun,’ attacker pleaded with Americans; Belgian prosecutors open anti-terror probe
  9. Yemen’s President calls for cease-fire and Shiite rebel withdrawal
    Yemen’s president is proposing a 15-day cease-fire that would coincide with the withdrawal of Shiite rebel militias from all government institutions and military installations and all cities and provinces — even the province they call home.
  10. Iraq official says ISIS has killed up to 50 Iraqi troops in Anbar
    BAGHDAD — Islamic State militants killed up to 50 soldiers in two separate ambushes in Iraq’s turbulent Anbar province west of the capital, Baghdad, a top provincial official said Saturday.