1. Syria accuses U.N. chief of encouraging ‘terrorists’
    A Syrian state-run newspaper accused U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday of encouraging “terrorist” rebel attacks by focusing his criticism on the government, while other government media reported that the navy forged an infiltration attempt by gunmen who tried to land on the Syrian coast in rubber boats.
  2. Saudi man divorces wife during live radio talk with religious scholar
    A Saudi man accepted the advice of a prominent religious scholar on Saturday and divorced his wife during a live radio program tackling marital issues.
  3. Iraq leaders call for solution to political crisis
    BAGHDAD (AP) — Leaders from nearly all of Iraq’s top political blocs called Saturday for a solution to a crisis pitting the Shiite-led government against Sunnis and Kurds, saying the dispute threatens the country’s national interests.
  4. Iran Ranks 2nd in World in Transplantation of Stem Cells
    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran ranks second in treating thalassemia and in transplanting stem cells, a top world researcher announced on Saturday.
  5. Iran Produces Anti-Cancer Drug from Arsenic
    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian researchers managed to produce a new type of anti-cancer drug to treat leukemia, using arsenic.
  6. Saudis hold anti-regime demonstrations in Eastern Province
    Saudi protesters have held anti-regime demonstrations in several towns in the Qatif region of the oil-rich Eastern Province.
  7. Iraq fugitive official’s stay in Turkey heightens tensions
    Iraq’s fugitive vice president Tariq al-Hashemi still continues to stay in Turkey. He arrived in Turkey on April 10 promising that he would return to Iraq soon.
  8. Shias seek berths in state government
    ALLAHABAD: A group of Shia clerics on Saturday registered protested against Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government for not giving any representation to Shia sect either in the state cabinet or Rajya Sabha and Legislative Council.
  9. Bahraini hunger striker’s wife Khadija al-Khawaja denied visits in prison hospital
    The wife of Bahraini human rights activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja has criticized the country’s authorities for denying her the right to call or visit her husband in a prison hospital.
  10. Syrian troops kill 10 terrorists in Damascus region
    Syrian troops killed at least 10 terrorists on Saturday, the officials said.