- Egyptian extremism sees Salafis attacking Sufi mosques
Sufi leaders have called for government protection and are forming local committees to protect sacred sites under attack
- Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak in hospital after ‘heart attack’
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is in intensive care after suffering a heart attack, say state media.
- Pakistan warns US ‘to restrict CIA activities’ – report
Pakistan has asked the US to reduce the number of CIA agents in the country and to limit drone strikes along the Afghan border, US media reports say.
- Mumbai terror attack: LeT’s Tahawwur Rana confirms Pak govt, ISI’s 26/11 role
In a crucial disclosure that confirms the direct role of Pakistani state actors in the 26/11 conspiracy, arrested LeT operative Tahawwur Hussain Rana has told a US court that he had provided material support for the attacks “at the behest of the Pakistani government and the ISI, and not the LeT”.
- Iranian PMOI exiles ‘must leave Iraq by end of year’
Iraq’s government has said members of an Iranian exile group must leave the country by the end of the year, after deadly clashes with security forces.
- Bahraini opposition leaders ‘tortured’
Arrested Bahraini opposition leaders have been reportedly tortured amid crushing of the anti-government protests by Bahraini forces.
- UAE arrests democracy activists
The authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have arrested three political activists who called for democratic and economic reforms.
- Grand Ayatollah Golpayegani: Knowing Ahl-ul-Bayt (AS), Seminarians’ Main Responsibility
Seminarians are largely expected to know the Ahlul-Bayt (AS) including Hazrat-e Zeinab (SA) and introduce them to the whole world as perfect role models, grand source of emulation, Ayatollah Safi Golpayegani said.
- Syrian opposition says 200 killed in protests
Syria’s main human rights movement said the death toll from pro-democracy protests against President Bashar al-Assad had reached 200 and urged the Arab League to impose sanctions on the ruling hierarchy.
- West trains spies to hunt Taliban in Afghan forces
Western forces in Afghanistan have begun to train counter-intelligence agents to help root out Taliban infiltrators in the Afghan army and police, as concern mounts over killings by rogue security personnel.