1. Two Saudi-led Coalition Warplanes Crash Fighting Houthis in Yemen
    Two warplanes from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) fatally crashed while fighting the Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen, the New York Times reports, citing Saudi Arabia’s official news agency.
  2. After Saddam Was Hanged
    Before the 2003 invasion of Iraq, no voice arguing for the overthrow of Saddam Hussein had greater moral weight than that of Kanan Makiya.
  3. Saudis Open to Oil-Production Freeze Without Iran
    DUBAI—Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and their allies would limit their oil output even if Iran doesn’t follow suit, OPEC officials said, a change in tone that paves the way for curbs on crude production to be set next month.
  4. Tension and revolt in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province
    AWAMIYA, a town of some 30,000 in Saudi Arabia’s Shia-dominated Eastern Province, had been simmering ever since its cleric, Nimr al-Nimr, called on his followers to join the Arab spring in 2011.
  5. Islamic State claims killing of Shia man in Bangladesh
    The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the killing of a homeopathic doctor from the minority Shia community in southwestern Bangladesh, according to a US-based monitoring group.
  6. Shia board accuses Meerut cops of allowing Mallya to flee, initiate action against SAB Miller
    LUCKNOW: Accusing Meerut police for giving liquor baron Vijay Mallya chance to flee by not taking action in the case of a Waqf property, Shia Central Waqf Board, Uttar Pradesh (UP) on Tuesday said that it has also initiated legal action against SAB Miller India Ltd for purchasing Waqf land illegally.
  7. Grand Shia Cleric: Sunni Muslims, Wahhabis differ widely
    AhlulBayt News Agency – A senior Iranian Shia cleric, Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirzai, said that one should differ between Sunni Muslims and Wahhabis as the latter have turned to puppets in the hands of Islam’s enemies.
  8. Iran’s being stubborn on oil production, but it can’t tank prices alone
    There’s a lot of talking going on in the oil world these days. Russia is talking to Saudi Arabia, both of them are talking to Qatar and Venezuela, and Venezuela in turn is talking to Mexico, Ecuador, and Colombia. All of this in service of doing something about global crude oil production, mainly freezing it in the hopes demand catches up with supply and everyone keeps their share of the market.
  9. Is Iran Preparing for a Satellite Launch? (Video)
    Iran may attempt to launch a satellite into space soon, recent imagery collected by a high-definition camera on the International Space Station suggests. – See more at: http://www.space.com/32283-iran-preparing-rocket-launch-video.html#sthash.zw7mYeRh.dpuf
  10. Iran sees Russia’s withdrawal from Syria as ‘positive sign’
    DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s foreign minister has called Russia’s decision to withdraw its forces from Syria “a positive sign”, while a senior security official said the move was pre-planned and not a surprise to Tehran.