1. ‘Iran will not give up nuclear advances’
    Tehran: Iran will make absolutely no concessions on its nuclear programme, a key lawmaker declared on Sunday amid high geopolitical tensions and ahead of mooted talks with world powers.
  2. Bahrain issues new police conduct code
    Manama: Bahrain has issued a new code of conduct that requires its police force to adhere fully to principles of human rights and freedom for all citizens.
  3. Azerbaijani official stresses expansion of relations with Iran
    Baku, March 18, IRNA – Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Social and Political Department Chief Ali Hasanov stressed Saturday on expansion of relations with Iran, adding that nothing can hurt good relations between the two neighboring countries.
  4. Arslan says “terrorists” behind Damascus blasts
    Lebanese Democratic Party leader MP Talal Arslan on Sunday condemned the two deadly blasts that hit the Syrian capital on Saturday and said terrorists were behind them.
  5. French Islamologist: Shia needs new ways in publicity
    French Islamologist and former advisor of UNESCO said that Shia publicity methods are monotonous and need new techniques.
  6. Imambargahs’ demolition: Shia Ulema Council rejects ‘joint’ inquiry
    Shia Ulema Council Pakistan (SUCP) Faisalabad chapter on Saturday rejected a six-member committee constituted a day ago by the district coordination officer to settle a dispute over demolition of two imambargahs at the Central Jail.
  7. Shia Sadr Movement Releases US Soldier for “Humanitarian” Reasons
    Sadrist movement led by Sayyed Muqtada Al-Sadr handed over to the United Nations a captive former American soldier who had been held for nine months.
  8. Jazeera Airways to fly to Al-Najaf
    (MENAFN – Arab News) Following the successful bilateral discussions between the governments of Kuwait and Iraq, Jazeera Airways said it had secured rights to operate the route between Kuwait and Al-Najaf and intends to launch the route within the next six months.
  9. Iran ups currency exchange rate to reflect street
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s Central Bank is moving to bring its part of its official foreign currency exchange rate into line with the much higher rate on the streets.