- Four sentenced to death for Iran’s biggest bank fraud
A Tehran court has sentenced to death four people convicted in Iran’s biggest-ever banking scandal, according to the national chief prosecutor on Monday, quoted by the official news agency IRNA.
- Ramadan Holy Month; Quran Meetings in Al Abbas Holy Shrine
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – Depending on the saying of al imam al Sadiq, AS, “Everything has a spring, and Ramadan is the spring of the holy Quran” Quran institute in al Abbas holy shrine holds Quran meetings during Ramadan, where many associates of the holy shrine and visitors are sharing”.
- Book of Imam Sadegh and Sunni Sects released
A book has been recently written by an Iraqi researcher named Asad Heidar Kari on Imam Sadegh and Sunni sects. The work is prepared by Mer’at Translation Group and is published by the Religions’ Publication Center.
- Divorces on the rise again in Iraq
Divorces were on the rise in Iraq, official figures showed, though the number of couples parting ways are still far lower than the latter years of Saddam Hussein’s rule, and marriages much higher.
- Dispute between Hezbollah, Sunni endowment over Baalbek mosque
A mosque in the Bekaa Valley city of Baalbek has become the center of controversy between a Sunni endowment and Lebanon’s Shia group Hezbollah, An-Nahar newspaper reported Monday.
- Kidnapper says Shia pilgrims to soon “reunite” with families
One of the abductors of the 11 Lebanese Shiite pilgrims said on Sunday that the abducted men will soon reunite with their families.
- Turkey grants fugitive Iraqi VP Tariq al-Hashemi residence permit
Turkey’s Interior Ministry has granted fugitive former Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi, who faces terrorist charges in his country, residence permit.
- A Shia Muslim Artist Breaks World Record for Smallest Qur’an – Without the Aid of Magnification
Khanzadeh has used this ability to transcribe the Quran 94 times smaller than the previous Guinness World Record holder, Pakistani physicist Saeed Bibani. The fact that makes his achievement even more impressive is that Khanzadeh did it using no microscope.
- Saudi frees Shia blogger
Saudi Arabia has released a prominent Shi’ite blogger after more than a year in detention without charges, it has been reported.
- Syria: Rebels try to capture key areas outside Aleppo
Beirut: As the battle between the Syrian government and rebels entered the fourth day, rebel fighters used tanks that were captured by them from the Syrian government forces and tried to take over a key road that leads to the Turkish border.