- Bahrain’s Opposition Says Reform Offer Falls Short
DOHA, Qatarâ”Delegates to Bahrain’s so-called national dialogue recommended a package of modest political reforms on Thursday that failed to meet key demands of the country’s opposition, an outcome that is likely to keep tensions high in the Persian Gulf state.
- Tunisia court sentences Ben Ali in absentia to 16 years
TUNIS â” A Tunisian court on Thursday sentenced former strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in absentia to 16 years in prison for corruption and property fraud, an AFP reporter said.
- More regions in Somalia face famine threat
DUBAI â” As the world struggles to come together to aid famine-stricken countries on the Horn of Africa, the UN on Thursday warned conditions were getting worse in more areas of Somalia where relief agencies had not been given access by Al Qaeda-backed Al Shabab extremists.
- World Federation of Khoja Shia to distribute food in progress across 12 countries
This year, The World Federation of Khoja Shia has begun work to provide Ramadhan Relief across 12 countries: Bangladesh, Bosnia, Haiti, India, Iraq, Kenya, Madagascar, Myan Mar, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Tanzania.
- SC refuses copy of Jaffri killing report to Gujarat
The Supreme Court on Thursday refused Gujarat governmentâs plea to give it a copy of the report on the alleged role of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the killing of Congress MP Ehsan Jaffri, during the post Godhra-riots, in Ahmedabad, in 2002.
BENGHAZI, Libya â” The top rebel military commander was killed Thursday, and members of his tribe greeted the announcement with gunfire and angry threats. The violent outburst stirred fears that a tribal feud could divide the forces struggling to topple the Libyan dictator, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi.
- UN Criticises World News Media for Jumping to Blame Muslims for Norway Killings
The UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief has blasted the media for initially jumping to blame the deadly attacks in Norway with Islamist terrorism.
- Saudi Wahhabi Forces Releases 44 Innocent Shia Protesters
Forty-four anti-government protesters, who were arrested over the past four months, have been released in Saudi Arabia, an activist says.
- Saudi-backed Bahraini regime forces attack protesters
Saudi-backed Bahraini regime forces have attacked anti-government protesters as the five-month-old revolution continues in the Persian Gulf sheikhdom.
- Amnesty International: Mounting fears for Bahraini teachers held after protests
Bahrainâs authorities must immediately release two teachers held since they led a strike in March if they are being held solely for their involvement in peaceful protests, Amnesty International said today amid claims one of them was tortured.