- Bahrain Falsely Accuses Innocent Shia Activists of ‘Terror Campaign’
Bahrain on prejudice has charged 23 Shia activists claimed to form a “terror network” aimed at toppling the government, the official BNA news agency reported yesterday.
- World Hijab Day observed in Pakistan
LAHORE – Like other parts of the globe, World Hijab Day was observed across the country on Saturday to raise awareness about the rights of Muslim women, including wearing hijab.
- 720 people converted to Islam in Kuwait
Manama: Kuwait has recorded 720 conversions to Islam in the first 25 days of Ramadan, the Islam Presentation Committee (IPC) has said.
- Iran vows more aid camps in Pakistan
The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) says it plans to set up two more makeshift medical camps in flood-stricken Pakistan and boost aid supplies to the country.
- Learning Persian, Arabic popular in US
The US Critical Languages Program has begun offering Persian and Arabic courses due to the increasing popularity of the two languages in the country.
- Ammar al Hakim, Emir of Qatar review bilateral ties, Iraq govt. crisis
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council Chief Ammar al-Hakim paid a lightning visit to Qatar, where he met with Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani to discuss bilateral relations and Iraq’s government formation crisis, according to the SIIC web site on Sunday.
- Karbala police arrest 66 wanted persons
KARBALA, Iraq — Policemen in Karbala on Sunday arrested 66 persons wanted by security agencies, including three on “terrorist” charges, in different areas of the province, according to Karbala police information director.
- Floodwaters sweep towards another Pakistan town
KARACHI — Pakistani authorities were Sunday trying to protect another town from floodwaters in southern Sindh province, as the nation continues to grapple with its worst natural disaster in living memory.
- Taleban vow to disrupt Afghanistan election
KABUL – Afghanistan’s Taleban said on Sunday they would attempt to disrupt elections this month and warned Afghans to boycott the vote, the first explicit threat against the poll by the hardline Islamists.
- Suicide attack at Iraqi army complex kills eight
BAGHDAD — As many as five suicide bombers killed eight people on Sunday at an Iraqi army complex, the first major attack to hit the capital since the US military declared an end to combat operations last week.