1. Islamic Awakening Nat’l Festival Planned at Tehran University
    Plans are underway for holding “Islamic Awakening” artistic-cultural national festival in May-June at Tehran University.
  2. Jailed Bahraini activist Khawaja stops drinking water
    Bahrain Center for Human Rights says prominent jailed activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, on a hunger strike for more than two months, has stopped drinking water.
  3. Achieving Covering the First Arch in Al Abbas Holy Shrine
    Within the works of covering the interface of Al Abbas Holy Shrine, many arches have been installed, covered with Karbala Tiles. The first of these arches has been achieved to be a sample for the other arches.
  4. Sheikh Issa Qassim: Formula One Would Never Withdraw Bahraini People from Revolution
    Bahraini top cleric rebuked Al Kalifa for the intensifying crackdown as Formula one Grand Prix approaches and said holding or cancelation of the event would not lead to withdrawal of the people from their legal demands.
  5. ‘Protester killed’ during Bahrain clashes
    Protesters have clashed with riot police in several villages across BahrainAl-Wefaq, Bahrain’s main opposition bloc, has said that a Bahraini man has been found dead after clashes with riot police in the village of Shakhoura, a day before the Gulf state stages its Formula One Grand Prix.
  6. EU companies back down from Iran trade sanctions
    The decision by some European countries to ban Iran trade was a hasty decision and as was expected they have suffered the most [as a result of that decision].”
  7. High oil prices help Iran fight sanctions
    DUBAI (UPI) — High oil prices are shielding Iran from the full weight of U.S. and EU economic sanctions aimed at choking Tehran’s oil exports and forcing it to abandon its civil nuclear program.
  8. Iraq calls Turkey “hostile state” as relations dim
    (Reuters) – Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Friday branded Turkey a “hostile state” with a sectarian agenda, the latest in a series of bitter exchanges between the neighbors.