- Iraq joins talks on Iran bail for jailed Americans
Arab countries Oman and Iraq are involved in negotiations for the release of two Americans jailed in Iran for spying as efforts intensified over a $1 million bail-for-freedom plan.
- Muslims Prefer Iran to Europe for Receiving Medical Treatment
Professor Mostafa Yuksel, a renowned pioneer in thoracic surgery in Turkey, hailed Iran’s progress in different medical fields, and said Muslims across the world prefer to receive medical treatment in Iran than Europe.
- WMA appeals to King of Bahrain over Trial of Health Professionals
The World Medical Association has appealed directly to the King of Bahrain to intervene in the case of the 20 health professionals facing trial in the country after they treated injured protesters during the recent political unrest.
- Saudi activists call for political reforms
Saudi activists have called on the monarchy to implement serious political reforms in order to avoid people’s uprising in the kingdom.
- Bahrainis hold massive anti-govt. rally
Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in Bahrain to condemn the killing of another peaceful anti-government protester by the Saudi-backed Bahraini regime forces.
- Top US official Assures Saudi King of Continued Confrontation against Iran
US Undersecretary of State William Burns assured the Saudi king of Washington’s “firm and enduring commitment to confrontation against Iran”.
- Shiite Politician: Political Groups in Iraq Seek US Troops’ Withdrawal
A senior Iraqi Shiite politician underlined that all political groups in his country are in consensus over the necessity for the withdrawal of the US troops from Iraq by the end of 2011.
- Ammar Hakim Warns MKO to Leave Iraq
A senior Iraqi Shiite politician warned the anti-Iran terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) to leave Iraq’s soil by the end of this year.
- Iranian Scientists Find New Method to Improve Metals Resistance against Erosion
Researchers at Iranian Aluminum Research Center managed to introduce a new method for nanostructured titanium nitride layer deposition in order to improve erosive resistance of metals.
- Licences of 170 Haj tour operators cancelled
For more than 10,000 Haj pilgrims, the dream of boarding a flight to Saudi Arabia on September 29 for the annual Haj pilgrimage has been put on hold. These pilgrims had paid the advance for their air tickets, accommodation and visa formalities to private tour operators whose licenses have now been cancelled by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).