1. France’s ADPI signs deal for holy Karbala airport studies
    BAGHDAD, Iraq: To accomplish studies for a future airport in the holy city of Karbala, France’s firm Aeroports de Paris International signed a 28-million-euro (41-million-dollar) contract with Iraqi government this week.
  2. Arabs, Muslims unity now more imperative than ever, says Khorafi
    Kuwaiti National Assembly (parliament) Speaker Jassem Al-Khorafi said on Monday that it is imperative for all Arab and Muslim nations to unite now more than ever.
  3. Shia Personal Law Board demands reservation
    MUMBAI, India: All India Shia Personal Law Board (AISPLB) during its annual session held in New Delhi demanded reservation for the sect in different walks of life.
  4. Quake injures 700 in southern Iran
    A 4.9-magnitude earthquake has left about 700 people injured in the port city of Bandar Abbas and Qeshm island in southern Iran.
  5. Al-Alam network taken off air by 2 Arab satellites
    Al-Alam News Network says two satellites operators based in Egypt and Saudi Arabia have stopped broadcasting the news channel without prior notice.
  6. 17 killed in train crash in Pakistan
    A passenger train has collided with a freight train in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi, killing at least 17 people and wounding several others.
  7. ‘West does not understand Iran’s logic’
    Expediency Council Secretary Mohsen Rezaei says the West does not understand the logic behind Iran’s foreign policy.