- Israel attacks Gaza in first day of Eid Al-Adha
Israel attacked on Gaza Strip in the first day of Muslim festival Eid Al-Adha, wounding four Palestinians, the officials said.
- Houthis: Saudi, Yemeni continued attacks in vain
The Houthi fighters of northern Yemen say the Saudi and Yemeni armies continue to pound the region despite having failed to achieve any of their objectives.
- Saudi floods death toll rises to 98
The death toll from the heaviest rainfall to hit Saudi Arabia in years rose to 98 on Saturday as more bodies were recovered, with dozens more expected to be found, a rescue services spokesman said.
- Saudi Arabia goes to war
A crucially important conflict, woefully under-reported in the west, has now come to a head in the Middle East. In response to an ongoing fight that could spill out beyond the Arabian peninsula, Saudi Arabia has entered into direct war with the Houthi Movement in northern Yemen.
- Strong earthquake rocks Indonesia
A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 was recorded in eastern Indonesia, panicking residents who fled their rattling homes.
- ‘No Iranian pilgrim has contracted swine flu’
No Iranian Hajj pilgrim has been infected with the A/H1N1 virus, the Leader’s representative for Hajj Affairs, Ayatollah Mohammad Mohammadi Reyshahri, says.
- Mexico drug-related violence kills 13
At least 13 people, including a child and a woman, have been killed in the ongoing drug-related violence in the restless northern territories of Mexico.
- US loses another soldier in Iraq
The United States military has made it known that yet another American soldier has lost his life due to non-combat related injures in conflict-stricken Iraq.
- Big Afghan balst rocks foreign embassies
A big bomb blast in Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul has hit a district which houses many foreign embassies and companies, witnesses say.
- Russian train derailment kills 39, injures scores
At least 39 people have lost their lives and scores others wounded after a Russian train carrying 661 passengers derailed overnight, emergency officials say.