1. Pakistani Taliban commander leaves group in anger
    PARACHINAR, Pakistan — A senior commander of the Pakistani Taliban said Monday that he is splitting from the group to protest attacks against civilians, a rare criticism of the militants by one of their own.
  2. Hundreds Syrians March to Show Support for Reform Project Led by President al-Assad
    Hundreds of Syrians marched towards al-Hijaz Square in Damascus on Sunday evening to show support for the reform project led by President Bashar al-Assad and to emphasis national unity.
  3. World first water Mosque to be built in Iran
    Groundbreaking ceremony for the first water mosque of the world was held in the northwestern city of Tabriz, Iran.
  4. The Systematic torture in Bahrain continues with full impunity on torturers
    The prohibition on torture has been considered a peremptory norm of jus cogens (Latin for ‘compelling law’) international law since this body of law was first conceived over a century ago…
  5. Bahraini Students Forced to Choose Between Loyalty to the Regime and an Education
    Noor al-Derazy, who participated in a women’s leadership program funded by the US Department of State, tells the story of her expulsion from Bahrain Polytechnic University in a letter addressed to the CEO of her university.
  6. Trial of 28 Bahraini Medics Underway
    A mass trial is underway for 28 doctors and nurses charged as part of a broad crackdown on peaceful anti-government protesters in Bahrain.http://www.abna.ir/data.asp?lang=3&id=249815
  7. Rival Rallies in Morocco Over King’s Reforms
    Critics of the reforms say they do not go far enough to reduce his powers.
  8. Gaddafi Accepts Not Being Part of Negotiation Process: AU
    Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi had accepted of not being part of the negotiation process, according to the communiqué issued by the meeting of the African Union (AU) High-Level ad hoc Committee on Libya in Pretoria on Sunday.
  9. Egypt army committed to September polls
    CAIRO (AFP) – Egypt’s ruling military council remains committed to holding parliamentary elections in September, despite mounting calls for a delay, a military source told AFP on Monday.
  10. Kuwait to try two over Twitter posts: official
    (Reuters) – Kuwait will put on trial two citizens for criticizing Gulf Arab ruling families on social media site Twitter, a security official said on Monday.