- Bahrain police disperse demonstrators in Manama
DUBAI — Bahraini police fired rubber bullets and tear gas on Wednesday to disperse protesters who were attempting to hold a banned demonstration in Manama, the key Shiite opposition group Al-Wefaq reported.
- Saudi Arabia urged to investigate Shi’a protester death
The Saudi Arabian authorities should launch an independent investigation into the death of a Shi’a protester who was killed during a demonstration in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province.
- Indonesia must protect Shi’a villagers from further attacks
Amnesty International has urged the Indonesian authorities to provide protection for hundreds of Shi’a Muslims forced to return to their village in East Java yesterday after an anti-Shi’a mob attack had driven them away.
- Shia Community in Sampang Reports Violence to DPR
TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:Shia community leaders in Sampang, Madura, East Java, have reported discriminative actions from the local government to the House of Representatives� (DPR) Justice Commission. �We�ve been treated unfairly,� said a leader Tajul Muluk yesterday.
- Dikshit meets top cop over Jor Bagh clash
New Delhi: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday directed Delhi Police Commissioner BK Gupta to keep a close eye on the developments in Jor Bagh’s Karbala area where 50 people were injured in a clash last week, officials said.
- Iran says nuclear talks to resume soon
Foreign minister says date and venue for talks are being discussed, but EU denies any negotiations have taken place.
- Keep off Iran and Syria: Russia
Russia warned the West against military intervention in Iran and Syria and rejected unilateral sanctions against the two nations.
- Askari Raza’s killing SUC to protest across country tomorrow
Shia leaders have threatened to stage countrywide demonstrations on Friday on the pattern of the hours-long sit-in staged outside the Governor House a couple of weeks ago against the government for not taking action against the killers of Askari Raza.
- U.S. May Release Senior Taliban Terrorists
The Obama administration is considering releasing five top Taliban jihadists from custody at Guantanamo Bay in hopes of negotiating a peace agreement with the Afghan terrorist movement. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said last week that administration is in “the preliminary stages” of testing whether talks with the Taliban can succeed.