1. IRAQ DECLINES TURKISH AND IRANIAN OFFERS TO TRAIN TROOPS
    (AGI) Baghdad – A high-ranking Iraqi official has reported that Iraq has declined offers from Turkey and Iran to train the country’s troops after the withdrawal of American troops at the end of this year.
  2. Iran wants US apology, defamation compensation
    Washington—Iran has formally complained to the U.S. over claims the Iranian government was involved in an alleged plot to kill Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States, a U.S. official said Sunday.
  3. Edmonton imam thanks supporters after being released from Saudi jail
    A Canadian imam who was arrested by religious police while on a pilgrimage to the Saudi Arabian city of Medina thanked the Islamic Human Rights Commission, the Canadian media and his supporters across the country Monday for their efforts in ensuring his release.
  4. Tolerance in Saudi? Forget it
    Unfortunately for tolerant, good-hearted Muslims, Islam’s holiest sites are in one of the world’s most discriminatory and tyrannical countries.
  5. Qasim Ali Prime witness of Allama Turabi case shot martyred
    The prime witness of suicide bombing on leading Shia leader Allama Hassan Turabi Shaheed was gunned down in Malir, on Friday night.
  6. Saudi Arabia to deport 150 Iranian pilgrims
    Saudi Arabia reportedly orders deportation of 150 Iranian pilgrims from the holy city of Medina in the west of the kingdom, accusing them of travelling there on fake visas.
  7. Bahraini forces attack peaceful protester in Nuwaidrat
    Saudi-backed Bahraini forces have attacked anti-government protesters in the southeastern village of Nuwaidrat near the capital, Manama, witnesses say.
  8. Saudi Frees 17 Innocent Shiites Held in Peaceful Protests
    Saudi authorities have released 17 Shiite activists detained in anti-government protests earlier this year, but dozens more were still in jail, activists said on Tuesday.
  9. Road re-opening in Kurram
    The decision by the Shia Turi and Sunni Bangash tribes in sectarian-torn Kurram Agency to re-open the Parachinar-Thall Road comes as a moment to celebrate for everyone living in that region.
  10. Bahrain Probe Finds Torture Was Systematic
    The $53 million worth of arms and military equipment from the US was set to go to Bahrain last month.