1. Bombs targeting Shia pilgrims kill 32 in Iraq
    Car bombs targeting Shia pilgrims in the Iraqi capital killed at least 32 people yesterday, officials said, marring commemorations for a revered Shia imam attended by tens of thousands.
  2. Lebanon at risk of being hit by unrest, says minister
    Lebanon risks being sucked into a worsening spiral of violence that has already begun to spill over from neighbouring Syria unless its deeply divided leaders set aside their disputes, Interior Minister Marwan Charbel said.
  3. Photo: Thousands of Saudis celebrate the death of Nayef bin Abdul Aziz in Eastern provinces
    (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – Prince Nayef, who was also deputy prime minister and interior minister, had left the country for a holiday and medical tests late last month.
  4. People Fighting to Rebuild Mosques Destroyed by Bahraini Regime
    TEHRAN (FNA)- Volunteers slowly rebuilding a new mosque from the wreckage of its 950-year-old predecessor in Bahrain have two tasks: One group works while others watch for a return of security forces who drove bulldozers through its walls last year.
  5. Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator arrives in Moscow
    June 17 – Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator Saeid Jalili arrived in Moscow on Sunday to attend another nuclear meeting with the six world powers.
  6. Iran oil exports plummet as sanctions bite
    Reuters reported that Iran’s oil exports have fallen by an estimated 40% since the start of the year as Western sanctions tear into the country’s vital oil industry.
  7. Iran Working on Strategic Cyber Defense Plan
    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian experts are preparing a strategic cyber defense plan to help the country counter cyber attacks, Head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization Gholam Reza Jalali announced.
  8. US assassination drone goes down in eastern Afghanistan
    A US unmanned aerial vehicle has crashed in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Paktia.
  9. Bus plunges off bridge, kills 32 in northwest India
    At least 32 people have been killed and more than 20 others injured following an incident during which a bus plunged off a bridge in India’s western state of Maharashtra.
  10. Egypt tenses for new president after vote
    A second day of voting today will deliver Egypt’s first freely elected president, though the country faces renewed tension whether he is a former general from the old guard or an Islamist from the long-suppressed Muslim Brotherhood.