- Yemeni president stays in Riyadh for recuperation after leaving hospital
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was hospitalized in a Saudi hospital after he was injured in an attack on his palace in June, left the hospital late on Saturday and will stay in Riyadh for recuperation, a ruling party official said on Sunday.
- Iraq PM moves to fire minister over power deals
BAGHDAD – Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has ordered that his electricity minister be fired for approving $1.7 billion in allegedly improper contracts, officials said on Sunday.
- Facebook ‘used to hunt down Bahrain dissidents’
A new documentary suggests that Bahraini loyalists used social networks to trace anti-government protestors during the recent period of social unrest in the country.
- Grand Ayatollahs Makarem Shirazi, Nuri Hamedani and Safi Golpayegani; Iranian Grand Ayatollahs: Watching Syrian Serial “Al Hassan and Al Hussein” is “Haraam” and Sinful
Three top Iranian clerics have declared that watching the sacrilegious TV series “Al Hassan and Al Hussein” is “haraam” (forbidden and sinful).
- 29,000 kids perished in Somalia famine
More than 29,000 children under the age of five have been killed due to the drought and famine in Somalia.
- Two Shia Martyred in Karachi
Senior Shia banker syed Muntazir Mehdi Rizvi and a shia youngster Aqil Hussain were gunned down by the Armed terrorists of outlawed outfits of Wahabi-Nasabi terrorists Sipah-e-Sahaba and Lasker-e-Jhangvi on Saturday in Karachi.
- Iraqis angry over Abu Ghraib ringleader’s release
BAGHDAD – Iraqis on Sunday expressed anger at the release of the ringleader of US guards who abused detainees at Abu Ghraib prison, and said US troops should not be granted further immunity from Iraqi prosecution.
- Six killed in Iraq house bombing
Insurgents killed at least six people in a bomb attack on the home of a Shiite family in a mainly Sunni town south of the Iraqi capital early on Sunday, security officials and a medic said.
- Gaddafi forces report gains, launch offensive
BENGHAZI, Libya – Rebels in the western Libyan town of Zliten were said to be low on ammunition and on the defensive on Sunday, as the regime said its forces had retaken the strategic southwest town of Bir Ghanam.
- Bahrain releases two Shia ex-MPs pending trial
Bahrain has ordered the release of two former MPs arrested in May after a crackdown on Shia-led protests pending their trial in a civilian court, state news agency BNA said on Sunday.