1. British and Iranian Officials Meet to Discuss Rift
    The foreign ministers of Britain and Iran conferred on the sidelines of a security conference in Afghanistan on Thursday, the highest-level contact between the two nations since relations were nearly severed after protesters in Tehran overran and pillaged the British Embassy and a diplomatic residence in November.
  2. Iran arrests suspects over N-scientists’ murders
    Tehran: Iran’s Intelligence Ministry has announced the capture of a number of prime suspects in the killings of two of the country’s nuclear scientists.
  3. The Saudis Tightening The Noose Around Iran
    Saudi Arabia is putting severe pressure on Iran by pumping record amounts of crude. It is starting to look more like a geopolitical move rather than an OPEC based targeting of supplying the market. The Saudis have gone beyond simply marginalizing Iran as a major oil producer.
  4. Shiite pilgrims flock to Baghdad shrine despite attacks
    Baghdad Thousands of Shiite pilgrims walked to a north Baghdad shrine on Thursday to commemorate the death of a revered imam, undaunted by waves of attacks that killed 72 people.
  5. Syrian government releases 192 prisoners arrested in domestic unrest
    The Syrian government has released scores of detainees arrested in the deadly unrest that has plagued the country over the past 15 months.
  6. Syrian Rebels Responsible For Houla Massacre: Report
    It was, in the words of U.N. special envoy Kofi Annan, the “tipping point” in the Syria conflict: a savage massacre of over 90 people, predominantly women and children, for which the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad was immediately blamed by virtually the entirety of the Western media. Within days of the first reports of the Houla massacre, the U.S., France, Great Britain, Germany, and several other Western countries announced that they were expelling Syria’s ambassadors in protest.
  7. India Office Plans Certified Computer Course for Hawza Students in Mumbai
    Considering the use of computer technology in almost every sphere of life, it is important for everyone to have at least the basic knowledge of using computers. This is also why the education system has made computer education a part of school curriculum.
  8. Pakistan: Anti-Shia Wahhabi Malik Ishaq Files Case Against “Ali Wali ullah” in Shiite Adhan
    Malik Ishaq, the known supporter and the leader of terrorist groups of SSP & LeJ as well as the murderer of hundred of Shiites and Sunnis, has asked for a report to be filed in Court against the Shiites saying of ‘Ali Wali ullah’ in the Adhan (call for prayers).
  9. 35 killed in Syria strife; Shia shrine is attacked
    A suicide bomber blew up a vehicle near an important Shia shrine in Syria’s capital yesterday, wounding 14 people, state media and witnesses said, as 35 people were reported killed across the country.
  10. Bahrain upholds convictions of Shia doctors
    Bahrain faced renewed international scrutiny yesterday after its court of appeal upheld the convictions of nine Shia doctors and nurses arrested during last year’s thwarted pro-democracy uprising.