1. Iraq pledges not to ask for US troop extension
    Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has pledged that Baghdad would not ask US troops to stay in the country beyond a year-end pullout, his office said on Saturday.
  2. Muslims slam Wahhabi ‘wedding day’ plot
    An extremist Wahhabi group in Britain has drawn condemnation from the Muslim community amid fears that their extremist approach would give the British government the excuse to initiate a new tarring campaign against Muslims.
  3. Outrage follows Syria security crackdown
    Bloodshed in cities across the country prompts protesters to redouble calls for end to president Bashar al-Assad’s rule.
  4. US leaves Pak base from where drones operated: Report
    WASHINGTON: Pakistan has stopped US forces from using an airbase in Balochistan from where unmanned predetaor drones were operating, in fresh signs of growing rift between the two countries over the CIA operated strikes.
  5. In Bahrain, government crackdown hits middle-class Shiites hard
    A government crackdown on the Shiite-dominated political opposition is reaching deep into Bahrain’s middle-class professions, according to local political leaders and human rights activists, potentially threatening the country’s long-term stability.Doctors, businessmen, engineers, academics, teachers and now journalists have all been targeted for questioning and detention, observers say, with hundreds arrested and hundreds more fired.
  6. Bahraini forces open fire on protesters
    Saudi-backed Bahraini troops have opened fire on anti-government demonstrators in the village of Karzakan, injuring at least one protester.
  7. Mubarak health deteriorating, not allowed visitors – Medical sources
    Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat – Egyptian Public Prosecutor Abdul-Meguid Mahmoud has issued a decision renewing the detention of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak for another 15 days pending investigation into the killing of protestors and charges of “[making] illicit gains and corruption”.
  8. Youths of Parachinar stage sit-in protest in front of Pakistani National Assembly
    The youths of Parachinar an organization of the Kurram Agency-Parachinar’s students on Friday staged sit-in protest outside the parliament house of Pakistan in Islamabad.
  9. Bahraini Regime Tortures Pregnant Women in Dark Dungeons
    TEHRAN (FNA)- The Muslim Women Movement in a recent statement protested at the brutal and cruel behavior of the Bahraini regime towards women in the country, and revealed that the Al-Khalifa regime has imprisoned innocent pregnant women in horrible dungeons.
  10. Activist Blames Saudi Arabia for Shrine Attacks in Egypt
    TEHRAN (FNA)- A prominent Egyptian religious figure blamed Saudi Arabia for supporting the recent attacks on holy Sufi and Shiite shrines by extremist Salafists in Egypt.