1. Report: Iranian currency drops 11 percent, hitting new record low against dollar
    TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s national currency fell by 11 percent Saturday amid the government’s refusal to sign off on a move to raise bank interest rates, state news agencies reported.
  2. 4 Iraqi troops killed in attack in Fallujah
    BAGHDAD — Gunmen armed with AK-47 assault rifles opened fire at an army checkpoint in the western Iraqi city of Fallujah on Saturday, killing four soldiers, according to a security official.
  3. Street clashes follow Shi’ite gathering in Bahrain
    DUBAI (Reuters) – Bahraini police fired tear gas to break up a march on Saturday by thousands of Shi’ites mourning a man whom activists said was killed in custody but officials said had drowned, residents said.
  4. Saudi-backed Bahraini Troops Martyred Bahraini Child in Crackdown
    An 11-year-old Bahraini boy has died from asphyxia after regime forces fired toxic tear gas to disperse an anti-government protest.
  5. Two Bahraini Youths Martyr in al-Khalifa Regime Toxic Gas Attack
    A 25-year-old Bahraini man has martyred due to inhalation of toxic gas during an attack by Saudi-backed regime forces.
  6. Shia ask witness protection agency for protection + PIC
    A number of Shiite followers from Sampang, Madura, East Java, have asked the Witness and Victim Protection Agency (LPSK) for protection following a recent attack by alleged Salafies in December last year.
  7. Iran agrees to give concessions to pilgrims
    Consul General of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Hyderabad, Mahmoud Safari Farkhud, called Minister for Wakf and Minorities Welfare Mohammed Ahamadullah in the latter’s office here on Friday and discussed the issues of pilgrimages to Iran and visit of Wakf delegation from Iran among others.
  8. Iran blames UN for death of nuclear scientist
    New York: Blaming the United Nations for failing to keep its inspections of nuclear facilities secret, Iran has said its scientist Mostafa Roshan was killed earlier this month by assassins who identified him through information leaked by UN agency IAEA on Tehran’s nuclear facilities.