- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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…
- 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.
- 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
- Rival Rallies in Morocco Over King’s Reforms
Critics of the reforms say they do not go far enough to reduce his powers.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.