- LHC extends Malik Ishaq, Ghulam Rasool detention period for a month
Terming their release a danger to peace, the Lahore High Court (LHC) review board on Friday extended the detention period of Malik Ishaq and Ghulam Rasool Shah, former leaders of banned outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), for another 30 days. The DPOs explained that Ishaq was released from the jail on bail but he got involved in objectionable activities against the Shia community.
- South Korea hits Iran with more sanctions
South Korea says it will restrict financial dealings with more than 100 additional groups and individuals with suspected links to Iran’s nuclear program.
- US military equipment-maker owes Iran $2.8 million
A US manufacturer of military equipment must pay Iran $2.8 million in a dispute over a 1977 contract despite a federal ban on trade with the country, an appeals court ruled on Thursday.
- Iraqis demand promised MKO expulsion
Hundreds of Iraqis have rallied in the eastern province of Diyala to demand the immediate expulsion of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) from their country.
- Bahraini forces detain teen protesters
Saudi-backed Bahraini troops have arrested at least 13 teenagers in an attack on an anti-government protest rally near the capital, the opposition reported.
- Iraq rejects UN plea for MKO ‘criminals’
Iraq has rejected a UN appeal to extend the year-end deadline to shut down Camp Ashraf, saying the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) anti-Iran terrorist group based there is a “criminal gang.”
- Suicide bombers attack Kabul
Several suicide bombers attacked a police station in the west of the Afghan capital Kabul today, a police source said.
- ‘Saudi Arabia behind Yemen crises’
Yemeni activist and co-winner of 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, Tawakkul Karman, has accused Saudi Arabia of attempting to destabilize her country.
- UN presses Iraq to boost Kuwait normalization
The UN Security Council on Thursday called on Iraq to step up efforts to normalize ties with neighboring Kuwait, still recovering from the Saddam Hussein-era invasion.
- History backs Iran drone cloning claims
Iran’s declarations that it will reverse engineer the US drone that it grounded makes perfect sense as Washington has had its aircraft duplicated before.