- Taziyeh Documents Center; Dramatic Expression to Commemorates the Martyrdom of Imam Hussain (a.s)
The Cultural and Scientific Foundation of Taziyeh will launch a documents center and a library specific to Taziyeh in which the play’s costumes and related books will be preserved.
- Al-Wefaq: Authorities circumventing and manipulating, Release of detainees should be immediate
In its response to the Supreme Judicial Council’s statement, in which it neglected the Bassiouni findings of human rights violations, al-Wefaq opposition party issued a statement denouncing the unjust statement, accusing the authorities of manipulating verdicts.
- Gunmen kill several security guards in Iraq
Gunmen have attacked a checkpoint in the Iraqi province of Diyala, killing all five government-backed Sunni guards, security officials have said.
- ‘Iraqi VP seeks asylum in Jordan’
Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi has reportedly sought asylum in Jordan amid accusations of his involvement in terrorist attacks in Iraq over the past years.
- Saudi Arabia to harbor MKO terrorists
Saudi Arabia has reportedly accepted to give refuge to at least 70 members of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) following the group’s planned expulsion from Iraq.
- Police investigating NYC Mosque attack
Police say the man seen here throwing a firebomb at Shia Mosque is the same person who has now confessed to this a four other attacks on Sunday night.
- Saudi Arabia: Renewed Protests Defy Ban
(Beirut) – Saudi reform advocates have staged several protests since mid-December, 2011, despite a categorical ban on protests issued last March, Human Rights Watch said today. In Riyadh, Buraida, and Qatif, security forces immediately arrested the protesters, who were peacefully protesting the detention without trial of hundreds of people held for long periods in intelligence prisons.
- Zakir Naik’s case shows absolute free expression is not desirable
The court of appeal has confirmed that the exclusion of an Indian Muslim public speaker from the United Kingdom after making statements which breached the Home Office’s “unacceptable behaviour policy” was lawful, and that any interference with his rights was justified.
- Ayatollah advises Azerbaijan to rethink its attitude toward people
TEHRAN – Grand Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi advised Azerbaijani officials on Wednesday to change their attitude toward their Muslim people.
- Iraq PM backs off sacking threats in political row
BAGHDAD – Iraq’s premier backed off threats to fire ministers boycotting cabinet, instead naming temporary replacements Wednesday, as the UN voiced concern over a row that has stoked sectarian tensions.