- Pakistan blast kills 1, injures 8 policemen
At least one person has been killed and eight police officers have been injured in a bomb blast in the northwestern Pakistan, according to police.
- Council: Iran election turnout at 85%
Iran’s Guardian Council says the voter turnout for the presidential election was more than 85 percent, describing people’s participation as ‘unprecedented’.
- Israeli siege kills another Gazan patient
A Palestinian patient has died in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip due to the ongoing Israeli blockade of the region, medical sources say.
- Bomb parcel defused as Mitchell enters Beirut
The Lebanese police have defused a parcel bomb just as US envoy George Mitchell, who is on a visit following the pro-US coalition’s parliamentary win, entered the country.
- Saudi Arabia takes control of Typhoon combat jets
Britain has delivered two Eurofighter Typhoon combat jets to Saudi Arabia, the first of a massive order which was delayed after an arms scandal.
- NATO soldiers injured, killed in Afghanistan
Taliban forces have launched further attacks on US-led forces in Afghanistan, leaving one foreign soldier killed and three others wounded.
- Witnesses: Ethiopian troops enter Somalia
Somali residents say heavily-armed Ethiopian soldiers have crossed into central Somalia by entering a border town controlled by a pro-government militia.
- “Shia-Sunni Dialogue” Int’l Meeting Commenced in England
The 3rd international Islamic Union Conference on “Shia-Sunnni Scholars Dialogue” was commenced in London, yesterday.
- Landside win for Ahmadinejad
According to ABNA – AhlulBAyt News agency-, Preliminary results show that Iran’s incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has won the elections in a landslide victory, gaining more than 64 percent of the votes.
- US Marines out of Iraq in 2010
US Marines will withdraw from Iraq in the spring of 2010, General James Conway says, signaling the end of a mission amid resurgence of violence in the country.