1. Shiites Reject Al-Khalifa Reforms as Scanty
    TEHRAN (FNA)- Bahrain’s rulers hope their reform promises and tough punishments will deter more pro-democracy protests, but people are still seething, seeing scant progress on their demands for change in the Persian Gulf island.
  2. Iranian Judiciary Makes 14 New Arrests in Bank Scandal
    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s top prosecutor reported 14 new arrests in connection with a $2.6 billion embezzlement uncovered last month.
  3. Sadr Movement Strongly Opposed to Deployment of NATO Forces in Iraq
    TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior member of the Shiite Sadr Movement voiced people’s strong opposition to the deployment of the NATO forces in Iraq, describing such plans as a “ridiculous idea”.
  4. Iran, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait to Meet over Border Demarcation
    TEHRAN (FNA)- A tripartite meeting among Iran, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait will be held to resolve demarcation disputes over the three states’ borders in the Persian Gulf, the Kuwaiti foreign minister said.
  5. UN distressed by Saudi executions
    The United Nations human rights office on Tuesday said it is deeply distressed by the recent execution in Saudi Arabia of 10 men, eight of whom were foreign migrant workers, and called on the country to establish a moratorium on the use of the death penalty.
  6. Saudi Arabia Butchering Foreign Nationals
    TEHRAN (FNA)- Forty-four Indonesian migrant workers are on a death row in Saudi Arabia and a worker from West Java could possibly be the next to face the death sentence, an NGO said.
  7. Ten killed in slew of attacks targeting Iraq police
    BAGHDAD: Iraqi officials say 10 people have been killed in a string of attacks targeting security forces in Baghdad.
  8. Saudi Arabia Must Release Top Shia Cleric Held For “Inciting Public Opinion”: Amnesty International
    The Saudi Arabian authorities must release or charge with an internationally recognizably offence a Shi’a cleric reportedly held for “inciting public opinion,” Amnesty International said today.
  9. Over One Million Iraqis Killed since US Invasion
    (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – The Security and Defense Committee of the Iraqi Council of Representatives has confirmed an American newspaper report saying that a million and a half million Iraqis citizens have been killed since the US invasion to the country in 2003.