1. Iraq postpones handover of city security to police
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq is delaying handing over security to police in major cities over concerns that some forces were not ready to take on a stubborn insurgency as the last U.S. troops prepare to withdraw at the end of 2011.
  2. U.S. seeks to redraw Iraq training plan
    BAGHDAD — U.S. officials scrambled last week to redraw a 2012 military-training plan after Iraqi leaders announced they would not grant immunity to troops who remain past the Dec. 31 deadline for withdrawal.
  3. State blamed for workers’ suffering in Saudi
    Kenyans victims of inhuman treatment in Saudi Arabia narrated their ordeals during a parliamentary committee public hearing in Mombasa.
  4. In solidarity with political prisoners, Bahrainis go on hunger strike
    Anti-regime protesters in Bahrain have gone on a major hunger strike to show solidarity with the country’s detained political activists and opposition leaders.
  5. Urgent: Saudi troops enter Qatif amid protests
    A convoy of Saudi Arabian troops and armored vehicles has crossed into the Eastern city of Qatif amid anti-government protests in the US-backed Persian Gulf kingdom.
  6. Indonesia police arrest bombing suspect
    Indonesia’s counter-terrorism police arrested at least one suspect in a suicide bombing of a mosque in April, according to a spokesman.
  7. Najaf Plan, Opportunity for Enhancing Islamic Awakening
    The “Najaf, Cultural Capital of the Islamic world in 2012” plan is a precious opportunity for enhancing Islamic awakening among the region’s Muslims.
  8. Historical Aspect of the Imam Reza’s Biography His Distinctions and Characteristics
    Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Reza (A.S.), the eighth Shi’ite Holy Imam was born on 11th Zee al-Qa’adah 148 A.H. in the holy city of Madinah.