Monday, March 10, 2014
A suicide bomber killed 34 people, including two state television employees, at a checkpoint near Baghdad Sunday, after Iraq's premier accused Riyadh and Doha of fuelling bloodshed in the country.
Afghan Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim, a leading commander in the alliance that fought the Taliban who was later accused with other warlords of targeting civilian areas during the bloody conflict, died Sunday. He was 57.
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said Sunday a final accord on Iran's nuclear program cannot be guaranteed, during a landmark visit that underscores a thaw in Tehran's ties with the West.
Armed men have burnt down a yoga center in Islamabad inaugurated by a world famous Indian Hindu guru who once offered to teach inner peace to the Taliban, police said Sunday.
Protesters took to the streets of Beirut Saturday, on the occasion of International Women's Day, demanding better protection for women amid an uproar over husbands murdering their wives.
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Turkey's former army chief Ilker Basbug, who was jailed for life last year for plotting to overthrow the Islamic-rooted government, walked free from prison on Friday after a court ordered his release.
A magnetic bomb attached to a district governor's vehicle exploded in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing the governor and his bodyguard, provincial authorities said.
Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi has sacked his interior minister and an intelligence chief after a rise in unrest in the country, official news agency Saba reported on Saturday.
Attacks in Iraq killed nine people on Saturday, including a parliamentary candidate and four children, officers and medical sources said, as the country suffers its worst violence in years.
Saudi Arabia identified the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group along with al-Qaida and others Friday, warning those who join them or support them they could face five to 30 years in prison.