- Iraq: Security Forces Seize 5 Containers Containing Chlorine in Samarra
Samarra, Asharq Al-Awsat – As thousands of Shiites arrive in Samarra, 120 km north of the capital Baghdad, to visit the two Al-Askari shrines to commemorate the birth of Imam Ali al-Hadi, the Iraqi security forces have discovered five containers of chlorine gas primed for detonation south of the city.
- Israel deploys troops along Lebanese border
The Israeli army has deployed its Mirkava tanks and personnel-carriers along the Lebanese border, Lebanon’s National News Agency says.
- ‘Peace is not one-way traffic’
India favors peace and cordial relations with all its neighbors but there are forces at work that do not wish well for India, its defense minister says.
- Al-Shabaab continues advancement in Somalia
Al-Shabaab fighters have expanded their territory by taking over more parts of the Shabelle region in the south of crisis-hit Somalia.
- Ayatollah Makarem urges lasting solution to Iran unrest
Senior cleric Grand Ayatollah Nasser Makarem-Shirazi has called for Iran’s presidential election dispute to be settled through “national conciliation”.
- Denmark begins expulsion of Iraqi refugees
The Danish government for the first time is forcibly deporting Iraqi nationals whose application for asylum has been turned down.
- Doctor flees Iran over “Neda” killing: report
LONDON (Reuters) – One person captured on Internet videos helping “Neda,” the young Iranian woman killed last week who has become an icon of the protests, was identified by a British newspaper on Friday as a doctor who has since fled Iran.
- Militants target army in Pakistani-run Kashmir
A suspected Taliban bomber in an unprecedented attack has targeted troops in Pakistani-administrated Kashmir, killing at leas three and injuring dozens more.
- Pakistan – Ongoing War between Shias and Wahhabian Terrorists
The death toll of clashes between innocent Shias and Yazidi sects continued in Kurram Agency since ten days has been reached to 13 after killing of four more persons.
- More than Nine killed in fresh bombings in Iraq
Iraqi police say a bomb has killed seven people and wounded 31 others at a bus station in a Shia neighborhood in southwest Baghdad, the latest in a series of attacks ahead of a U.S. military withdrawal from cities next week.