- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- US assassination drone goes down in eastern Afghanistan
A US unmanned aerial vehicle has crashed in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Paktia.
- 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.
- 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.