- Lebanese delegation to head to Libya soon, An-Nahar reports
An-Nahar newspaper reported on Friday that a Lebanese delegation headed by the General Director of Emigrant Affairs Haytham Jomaa will travel on Sunday to Libya to follow up on the investigation into the disappearance of Shia cleric Imam Moussa Sadr.
- Iraqis happy for Libya, but warn of unrest
BAGHDAD — Iraqis, freed from the rule of Saddam Hussein eight years ago, voice happiness at the death of Muammar Gaddafi, but warn Libyans of the potential for unrest and the fickleness of their Western allies.
- The Bahraini medic who went to save lives and put her own in danger
Rula al-Saffar, whose appeal hearing is on Sunday, tells how she was tortured and jailed for treating injured protesters
- Bahrain sentences 20 protesters to jail
A Bahraini military court has given six-month jail terms to 20 more people arrested during anti-regime protests in the tiny Persian Gulf country.
- Bahrainis demand air show cancellation
Bahrainis are calling on the organizers of next year’s Bahrain International Air Show to cancel their plans for holding the event in the crisis-hit country.
- Obama announces Iraq troop pullout by end-2011
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced on Friday that he will withdraw all US forces from Iraq by the end of the year, nearly nine years after the US invasion and after more than 4,400 US deaths.
- Torture of Bahraini detainees persist
Concerns grow over the health condition of detained Bahraini opposition leaders amid continuing reports of ongoing torture in the country’s prisons.
- Saudi Video Blogger Reportedly Detained for Showing Poverty in Riyadh
A popular Saudi video blogger was detained this week, along with his crew, after his report on poverty in the kingdom’s capital, Riyadh, was viewed hundreds of thousands of times on YouTube, human rights activists said.
- Balochistan Assembly: ‘Mastung attack culprits should be brought to book’
QUETTA: Members of the Balochistan Assembly have demanded that the provincial government bring culprits of the Mastung sectarian attack to book, in a resolution passed on Thursday.
- Turkey casts doubt on alleged Iran plot
ANKARA – NATO member and close US ally Turkey cast doubt on Friday over allegations that Iranian agents plotted to kill the Saudi ambassador in Washington, saying it did not believe Iran would be engaged in such an act.