1. Maleki: Karbala explosions, seditious plot of Iraq’s enemies
    citing German news agency, the Iraqi premier condemned Karbala explosions on Thursday and said that massacre of women, children, and elderly, who have come to Karbala for the pilgrimage of Imam Hussein (AS) Holy Shrine, shows the weakness and lack of commitment of the enemies to religious and humane values and their efforts to stir sedition and to scare people.
  2. Tunisian PM Mohamed Ghannouchi pledges to quit politics
    Tunisia’s prime minister has promised to leave politics after elections being planned in the wake of President Zine al-Abedine Ben Ali’s fall last week.
  3. Derivatives Sales by CIMB Spur Global Standards: Islamic Finance
    Jan. 20 Bloomberg — The leading Islamic finance standard-setting body is working on global rules for Shariah- compliant structured products to make them acceptable across borders as banks start selling more derivatives.
  4. Tunisia sets three-day mourning for protest victims
    TUNIS – Tunisia observes three days of national mourning from Friday for the dozens of people killed during protests before and after the ouster of former president Zine Al Abidine Ben Ali, state television said.
  5. Blair defends actions in new Iraq inquiry grilling
    Tony Blair said he was determined to do whatever it took to disarm Saddam Hussein despite legal concerns, as he returned for a second appearance at Britain’s inquiry into the Iraq conflict.