1. Three Saudi Shi’ites released after rare protest
    AWWAMIYA, Saudi Arabia, Feb 20 (Reuters) – Three Shi’ites held in prison for over a year were freed in Saudi Arabia’s oil-producing Eastern province, a Shi’ite preacher and a local journalist said on Sunday, days after a rare protest demanding their release.
  2. Yemen president rejects demands he step down
    SANAA, Yemen — Yemen’s embattled leader on Monday rejected demands that he step down, saying widespread demonstrations against his regime are unacceptable acts of provocation.
  3. Abu Dhabi varsity launches mobile education
    Abu Dhabi University (ADU) is implementing a mobile education solution powered by Etisalat in collaboration with Blackboard Inc.
  4. Protesters, security clash in Tripoli
    CAIRO — Libyan protesters celebrated in the streets of Benghazi on Monday, claiming control of the country’s second largest city after bloody fighting, and anti-government unrest spread to the capital with clashes in Tripoli’s main square for the first time. Muammar Gaddafi’s son vowed that his father and security forces would fight “until the last bullet.”
  5. 28 killed in N Afghanistan blast
    A massive explosion has rocked the northern province of Kunduz in Afghanistan, killing at least 28 people and injuring dozens of others.
  6. 10 Iraqi policemen killed in car bomb
    At least 10 Iraqi policemen have been killed and 16 others wounded in a car bomb attack in the central Iraqi city of Samarra, security officials say.
  7. Top Shia cleric censures Bahrain oppression
    Senior Iranian cleric Grand Ayatollah Lotfollah Safi Golpayegani has deplored brutal acts by the Bahraini government against the country’s people, urging respect for Bahrainis’ legitimate rights.
  8. Bohras meet in Udaipur to press for reforms
    Last weekend, the reformist Bohras held their triennial conference at Udaipur. The city has been the nerve centre of the reform movement since it began in the 1970s.