- 14 dead in Pakistan violence
At least 14 people were Tuesday killed in sectarian violence in Pakistan. Ten bus passengers, believed to be Shia Muslims, were shot dead in Bonar Das area in Chilas city after being force to disembark.
- Plurality and diversity of Indian Islam
This book is an invaluable addition to the scholarship on Muslims and South Asian Islam chiefly because it is a study of Shia Muslims.
- Qatar rejects Iraq demands to arrest VP Hashemi
Qatar has refused to hand over the fugitive Iraqi Vice-President Tariq al-Hashemi, who faces terrorism charges.
- Syria: Armed Terrorist Groups Commit Another Massacre in Homs
Armed terrorist groups on Monday committed a new massacre against a number of citizens who were abducted earlier by the terrorists.
- Bahrain hunger striker’s life in danger, daughter says
Fears are growing that a leading human rights activist who entered the 55th day of a hunger strike in Bahrain on Tuesday may not survive the ordeal, his daughter says.
- Jazeera to begin flights to Iraq in two weeks
Jazeera Airways will start operating return flights between Kuwait and Iraq in two weeks’ time after an agreement signed between the Kuwaiti airline and the Iraqi aviation authority.
- IAEA has never found any evidence of NPT violation in Iran: Lavrov
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday that IAEA inspectors have never traced any breaching of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in their intensive and ceaseless inspections of Iranian nuclear sites, Al-Manar reported on Tuesday.
- Iran: Hyundai Motor Ends Operations
The Hyundai Motor Company, the automaking subsidiary of Hyundai, the South Korean conglomerate, has quietly ended its business dealings with Iran, where it had extensive operations, including a joint venture to make cars.
- Iranians count the cost of Nowruz traffic carnage
As the Iranian New Year holiday comes to an end, it is estimated that between 500 and 700 Iranians lost their lives in road accidents during the two weeks’ holiday, from 20 March to early April.
- Iran celebrates Int’l Children’s Book Day
Members of the Iranian Children’s Book Council celebrated the International Children’s Book Day (ICBD) during a ceremony in Tehran on Monday, April 2.