1. Bahraini Shiites’ Anti-Royal Graffiti Speaks of Unhealed Rift With Wahabi Monarchy
    The defaced walls of the Bahraini village of Burhama reflect the mounting tension between Muslims from the Shiite community and the Nasabi-Wahabi-led royal family.
  2. Bahrain King Confesses to the Brutal Attack on Protestors
    King Hamad noted that Bahrain’s Supreme Court will oversee compensation payments for victims of abuses or for families of those martyred during unrest.
  3. Bahraini revolutionary students barred from academic studies
    The main Bahraini Shia opposition group, Al Wefaq, has reported on the academic ban imposed on over 400 Bahraini students for participation in peaceful anti-regime demonstrations.
  4. Najaf grants investment licenses worth $56m
    Najaf’s investment commission has granted two investment licenses worth $56m to build a residential complex and a tourist hotel in the Najaf Governorate, it was announced on Tuesday.
  5. Rocket attack on Iraq-Kuwait border escalates tensions
    Tensions between Iraq and Kuwait appear to have escalated to violence after several rockets struck the border area between the two countries, where a controversial new mega-port project is under construction.
  6. UN should interfere to settle water problem in Iraq
    MISSAN / Aswat al-Iraq: An expert in southern Iraq’s Marches affairs has demanded the United Nations to interfere, in order to settle the problem of waters in Iraq, instead of laying down what it called as a “nationwide vision for the administration in the Marshlands.”
  7. Iran pardons 100 “security” prisoners
    Iran’s authorities have pardoned 100 “security”-related prisoners including some involved in the huge protests against the disputed June 2009 re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
  8. Two billion dinars to compensate Iranian-Turkish bombardment victims
    BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: The Iraqi Cabinet approved spending two billion Iraqi dinars to compensate Turkish-Iranian victims in the bordering areas, according to a statement issued by the Iraqi government spokesman today.
  9. Cheney reveals in memoir ‘Bush authorized leak on Iraq’
    Washington, Aug 28 (ANI): Former US Vice President Dick Cheney has revealed in his forthcoming book, “In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir,” that he was surprised to learn that former President George W. Bush had personally authorized a leak about Iraq strategy to a Washington Post columnist.
  10. UN concerned about Iraq strength before US exit
    BAGHDAD — The U.N.’s outgoing top envoy to Iraq says Baghdad must determine whether its security forces are strong enough to thwart violence before requiring US troops to leave.