1. Iraq Ramadan drummers in decline
    Falling victim to tough security measures implemented in Iraqi streets following the 2003 US-led invasion, Ramadan criers and drummers have been on the decline over the past decade, leaving only a handful of men who ply the dying Mousaherati craft.
  2. Iraq denies intervening in Syria
    The Iraqi Ministry of Interior denied some media reports that it facilitated the entrance of gunmen who support the Syrian Regime to the Syrian territories.
  3. Al Qaeda claims Iraq attacks, Baghdad anti-terrorism HQ assault
    (Reuters) – Iraq’s al Qaeda affiliate has claimed responsibility for a wave of attacks across the country in June and July it said were part of a new offensive against the Shi’ite-led government.
  4. Bahraini teen sentenced to prison for insulting Prophet Mohammed’s wife
    MANAMA, BAHRAIN (BNO NEWS) — A court in Sunni-ruled Bahrain on Sunday sentenced a Shiite Muslim teenager to two years in prison for posting insulting messages about a wife of the Prophet Mohammed on an internet website, prosecutors said. Few details about the case were released.
  5. Syrian army kills insurgents’ leader in Damascus
    The Syrian army has killed top insurgent Wa’el al-Majdalawi in the capital, Damascus, as government troops’ operations against armed gangs rage on.
  6. Tehran exhibits Islamic calligraphy works
    Tehran’s Sa’ad Abad Cultural and Historical Complex has mounted an exhibition of works by Iranian calligraphers of the country’s Islamic era.
  7. Bahraini security forces attack anti-regime protesters in Sitra
    Bahraini security forces have attacked the protesters, holding an anti-regime demonstration in the northeastern island of Sitra.
  8. Pakistan: Over 20 Shia Muslims arrested, crackdown continues against Shia Muslims in Chiniot
    The biased Punjab Police has arrested 20 Shia Muslims of Chiniot on the false charges of terrorism.
  9. Iran raises earthquake death toll to 306
    Tehran: Iran on Monday raised the death toll from Saturday’s twin earthquakes to 306, a day after rescuers called off the search for survivors, state media reported.
  10. Insurance plan lets India resume shipping Iran oil
    MUMBAI: The first Indian ship to carry Iranian crude since European sanctions on ship insurance decimated Iran’s oil trade is scheduled to load up on Wednesday.