- Iraq: Al-Dawa Party ‘Unanimously’ Vote to Drop Al-Maliki
Informed sources within the National Alliance that traditionally included the Iraqi National Alliance [INA], led by Ammar al-Hakim, and the State of Law Coalition [SLC], led by Nuri al-Maliki, the Prime Minister whose term has expired, said that the Al-Dawa Party has unanimously decided to choose an alternative for Al-Maliki as a candidate to head the next government.
- Nine Killed in Iraq Attacks: Officials
A series of roadside bombs and shootings killed nine people, including two policemen and three worshippers, in and around Baghdad on Sunday, security officials said.
- Quran Copies in Braille Distributed in Morocco
Morocco’s Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Ministry distributes Quran copies in Braille in the country’s mosques, Moheet website reports.
- Bahrain Arrests Four Shia Muslim Activists as Poll Nears
MANAMA — Bahraini authorities have detained four Shi’ite activists before a parliamentary poll in which Shi’ites will be seeking a bigger role in governing the Sunni Muslim-led Arab state, their lawyer said on Sunday.
- Some 50,000 people convert to Islam in L.America
Over 50,000 people in Latin America have converted to Islam within the past 10-15 years, said manager of Latin America pavilion in the International Quran Exhibition in Tehran on Saturday.
- Quran Educational Course Being Held in Kenya
Organized by Iran Cultural Center in Kenya, a Quran educational course has been underway since the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan and will go on for two weeks in Iran Cultural Center as well as Jafari Mosque in the city of Nairobi, Kenya.
- Muslim countries display Ramadan traditions at Tehran festival
The Melal Cultural Center is playing host to guests from several Muslim countries for the fourth edition of the Blessing for All Festival during the month of Ramadan.
- Top Saudi Shia Cleric Condemned Discrimination Against Shia Muslims
Sayyed al-Nasser says: “We will not accept any sectarian discrimination against us or derogation of any of our national rights.”
- UN urges more aid for Pakistan floods
The UN chief has met with Pakistani leaders to assess the damage caused by two-weeks of devastating floods in the South Asian country.
- Afghanistan discovers new oil deposit: ministry
Afghanistan’s mining ministry announced Sunday that a new oil deposit with an estimated 1.8 billion barrels of crude had been discovered in the relatively peaceful north of the war-torn country.