Several car bombs have exploded across the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing at least 21 people and injuring scores more, officials say. The attacks are reported to have targeted mainly Shiite areas in the city.
Pakistani Shi’ites called on the military on Sunday to take control of the city of Quetta after a bombing by Sunni militants killed 85 people, and threatened to stage a long march to the capital if their demands were not met.
In a telephone conversation with Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour, Prime Minister Najib Mikati stressed on Saturday that the Lebanese government respects the sovereignty of all countries and specially the Arabian Gulf states.
Bahrain police found a bomb planted on a causeway linking the island to Saudi Arabia, and four officers were shot and wounded late on Friday, officials said in the latest violence to rock the kingdom on the second anniversary of an uprising.
Reports that Libya has banned foreigners with Iranian visas in their passports from entering the country appear to be only partly true. An immigration official at Tripoli International Airport said that the ban applies solely to Lebanese passport holders with Iranian visas
Iran and Hezbollah, its Lebanese proxy, are building a network of militias inside Syria to preserve and protect their interests in the event that President Bashar al-Assad’s government falls or is forced to retreat from Damascus, according to U.S. and Middle Eastern officials.
Yemen’s national security chief Ali Hassan al-Ahmedi accused Iran on Saturday of “damaging Yemen” as the interior ministry said it was pursuing a probe into an Iran-linked arms shipment which was seized last month.
FALLUJAH, Iraq — This restive Sunni town, the first to rebel against U.S. troops a decade ago, is rising up once again, this time against the government the Americans left behind. In an echo of the Arab Spring protests that have overturned regimes elsewhere
Lebanon Interior Minister Marwan Charbel revealed Friday that Turkish officials are saying that Abu Ibrahim the head of the group behind the kidnapping of the Lebanese Shiite pilgrims in Syria has been killed, but a mediator in the case denied the report.
Syria’s government is ready to sit down with the opposition to bring a two-year uprising against the regime to an end, Iran’s foreign minister believes. Ali Akbar Salehi told the Egyptian state news agency MENA: “I think that the Syrian government is ready to negotiate with the opposition.”