- ‘Regime gunmen’ kill Bahrain protester: opposition
Gunmen killed a 22-year-old protester near the Bahraini capital early on Saturday, said the main Shiite opposition group Al-Wefaq, blaming militants loyal to the regime.
- Syria says it won’t be first to lay down arms
Syria rejected international envoy Kofi Annan’s call for the regime to halt violence first just days after the government agreed to a cease-fire plan. A senior official declared victory over the opposition.
- Iraqi woman slain in US buried in Najaf
Dozens of Iraqis participated in the funeral of Shaima Alawadi, an Iraqi woman who was beaten to death in California in what police have said may be a hate crime, in Najaf on Saturday.
- Saudis Shia in Eastern Province hold fresh protest rallies
People in Saudi Arabia’s oil-rich Eastern Province have staged fresh protest rallies, chanting slogans against Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz.
- WikiLeaks: Saudi working with Mossad against Iran
Saudi Arabia has a surprising friend –Zionist regime’s Mossad – in the covert fight against Iran, according to a new information dump by WikiLeaks.
- Prominent Bahraini activist, al-Khawaja in hospital over his health condition
Detained Bahraini human rights activist Abdul Hadi al-Khawaja, who is on a hunger strike in protest against the Al Khalifa regime, has been transferred to a military hospital.
- Islam observed role model birth as Nurse’s Day in Iran
There are various sayings about the birthdate of Hazrat Zainab, some say she was born on the 5th day of the month of Jamadal-Awwal of Islamic calendar, and others say her birth date is on the first day of Sha’ban, in the 6th year of Hijrah, year 625 AD.
- Supporters of Syrian opposition to meet in Turkey
China and Russia turned down invitations. Iran didn’t get one. The absence of these key supporters of the Syrian regime at a meeting in Istanbul on Sunday highlights the global division over how to stop the bloodshed in Syria as much as the unity of dozens of participating countries from the Western and Arab worlds.
- Arming Syria opposition a “duty”: Saudi foreign minister
(Reuters) – Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal renewed calls to arm the Syrian opposition on Saturday, describing it as a “duty”.
- Indian Christians against the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, who wants to eliminate all churches
In mid-March, Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, said that all existing churches in the Arabian Peninsula should be destroyed. Reacting to this the All India Christian Council (AICC) organization has condemned this statement as “bigoted” and “dangerous” for the many Christians who live in Arab states.