- Qaeda claims Iraq police academy attack: SITE
BAGHDAD — Al-Qaeda’s front group in Iraq has claimed a suicide car bombing at a Baghdad police academy a month ago that killed 15 people and wounded 21 others, a US monitoring group said on Saturday.
- India Issues Warrant for Another Iranian over Blast
An Indian court issued on Saturday an arrest warrant against another Iranian suspect in an attack last month on an Israeli diplomat in New Delhi, a report said.
- Pakistani Shia Shakir Shah Martyred in Southern Punjab
A Shia Muslim was gunned down by the American backed armed terrorists on Saturday in Tunsa Sharif (Dera Ghazi Khan) of southern Punjab.
- Saudi-backed Bahraini forces attack protesters
Saudi-backed Bahraini forces have once again attacked anti-regime protesters on the outskirts of the capital, Manama.
- European Parliament condemns human rights violations in Bahrain
Parliament condemns human rights violations in Bahrain and urges the Bahraini authorities and security forces to stop the excessive use of violence, including the excessive use of tear gas, repression, acts of torture, unlawful detention and prosecution of peaceful protestors.
- Kuwait: Lift Newspaper Suspension for Defending Shia Rights
Kuwaiti authorities should immediately end the suspension of the daily Al Dar and void the conviction of its editor for alleged incitement. This criminal punishment, for articles in which al-Sultan condemned other writers for insulting the Shia minority, is a clear violation of the right to freedom of expression.
- Annan not seeking Assad’s ouster: Russia
MOSCOW — Russia on Saturday said Syrian peace envoy Kofi Annan was not seeking President Al Assad’s ouster but a solution to the year-long conflict that suited both the opposition and the regime.
- Will not permit Iran to ship arms to Syria: Iraq
BAGHDAD — Iraq has informed Iran that it will not permit arms shipments to Syria to pass through or over its territory, government spokesman Ali Al Dabbagh said on Saturday.
- 27 dead in Damascus twin blasts, Syria gears up for monitors
DAMASCUS — Two huge bomb blasts killed at least 27 people and wounded almost 100 in central Damascus on Saturday, state media said, as special envoy Kofi Annan geared up for a monitoring mission to end the year-long bloodshed in Syria.