1. Iran invites IAEA inspectors to visit N-sites
    TEHRAN – Iran has invited inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to visit nuclear establishments in the country, an official said.
  2. Bahrain to reinstate education ministry staff
    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahrain’s official news agency says 79 education ministry employees who were dismissed from their jobs during months of protests will get their jobs back.
  3. Iran rejects Gulf Arab accusation of meddling
    TEHRAN: Iran on Thursday rejected Gulf Arab leaders’ accusation of interface in their affairs, accusing them of parroting “baseless” US charges against Iran while ignoring US “espionage” against Iran.
  4. Students clash at University campus in Lahore, 25 injured
    Lahore, Dec 22 (PTI) A sectarian clash between members of two student organisations left two dozen injured at the Punjab University campus here today.
  5. Bahrain defies UN word on violence
    Bahrain has defied a recent call by the UN to end its brutal crackdown on the popular protests in the Persian Gulf island.
  6. 14 bombings across Iraq kills 60
    BAGHDAD — A wave of at least 14 bombings ripped across Baghdad Thursday morning, killing at least 60 people in the worst violence in Iraq for months. The apparently coordinated attacks struck days after the last American forces left the country and in the midst of a major government crisis between Shia and Sunni politicians that has sent sectarian tensions soaring.
  7. Saudis could still flog woman who dared to drive car
    Supposedly pardoned, Shaima Jastaniya could yet punished after Crown Prince’s intervention
  8. Man killed in clash during Muharram procession
    KARACHI: A man was killed and about a dozen people were injured in a clash between two groups during a Muharram-related procession taken out in Shah Faisal Colony on Wednesday.