- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.