1. Thirty-five security prisoners escape Iraqi jail
    Thirty-five prisoners facing terrorism charges escaped through a sewage pipe from a temporary jail in Iraq’s restive northern city of Mosul on Thursday, officials said.
  2. Iran slams Sarkozy over nuclear remark
    TEHRAN – Iran urged French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Thursday not to make comments based on “unrealistic information,” after Paris called for tougher sanctions over Tehran’s controversial nuclear programme.
  3. Bahraini king must seek pardon
    Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa is the one who should seek forgiveness from Bahraini victims, says a Bahraini politician.
  4. Iran sends 9th relief convoy to Somalia
    Iran’s Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has dispatched its ninth shipment of humanitarian aid to famine-stricken Somalia as part of an intensifying effort to help the people of the African country.
  5. Bahrain forces attack protesters
    Saudi-backed Bahraini security forces have attacked protesters that held rallies to protest the killing of a teenage boy at the hands of the regime’s repressive police officers.
  6. Bahrain’s Wefaq demands military courts close
    Main Shiite opposition party demands release of all political prisoners, start of real political reforms in Bahrain.
  7. Cable reveals 2006 US killing of Iraqis
    A US diplomatic cable made public by WikiLeaks provides evidence that American troops executed at least 10 Iraqi civilians, including women and children, in 2006.
  8. British Arms Exports to Bahrain, Merchants of Death
    Reports that armaments sold to Bahrain and armoured vehicles sold to Saudi Arabia had been used to quell demonstrations against the Bahraini monarchy led to the Foreign Office promising an urgent review of all military exports to the region.
  9. Bahrain Opposition Leader al-Nuaimi Dies
    Abdulrahman al-Nuaimi, founder of one of Bahrain’s leading opposition groups, died Thursday after more than four years in a coma, political leaders said. He was 67.