- Iran Plans to Lift Visa Requirements for 60 World Nations
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran announced on Thursday that it plans to work out agreements with 60 world countries on the reciprocal removal of visa requirements for Iranian and their nationals.
- Ban Ki-moon to Discuss Syrian Crisis with Iranian Officials in Tehran
TEHRAN (FNA)- A spokesperson of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced in a statement on Thursday that the UN chief plans to confer with Iran on the crisis in Syria on the sidelines of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Tehran next week.
- Bahraini Regime Attacks Homes of Opposition Forces with Toxic Gasses
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Bahraini security forces have started spraying toxic gasses in areas where members of opposition groups reside and in those areas and districts which witness daily popular protests against the Al-Khalifa regime, reports said.
- Salafists and Shiites Vie For Influence in Tunisia
According to MP Sadok Chourou of the ruling Islamist Ennahda Party in Tunisia, conversion to Shiism is on the rise there, which has prompted a tide of protests by Salafist movements against the visit of Samir Kuntar, a Lebanese Druze who converted to Shiism.
- US allows transfer of quake relief funds
The US yesterday lifted sanctions barriers on private groups that want to send relief funds to Iran in the wake of the August 11 earthquake disaster in the countrys northwest.
- Ban to visit Iran defying US and Israel
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will attend a summit meeting of leaders of non-aligned developing nations in Iran next week, defying calls from the US and Israel to boycott the event, a UN spokesman said yesterday.
- Tense calm returns to north Lebanon
Residents of an unrest-hit area of the north Lebanese city of Tripoli returned yesterday to their neighbourhoods to inspect the damage, after four days of sectarian fighting killed 10.
- Bahrain: Detained leading activists and opposition figures protest increased restrictions in prison
BCHR has learned that the detained 13 leading activists and opposition figures have submitted a letter to the prison authorities informing them that they will start a series of protest actions including a hunger strike if the increased restrictions in prison are not removed by Thursday.
- Syrian Armed Forces Continue Chasing Terrorist Groups in Aleppo, Killing Tens of Terrorists
Units from the armed forces on Wednesday continued conducting qualitative operations against the armed terrorist groups in a number of areas and neighborhoods in Aleppo.
- Bahrain acquits protest leader of Twitter insult
A Bahrain appeals court yesterday overturned the conviction of a rights activist over a tweet involving the prime minister, his lawyer said, but he remained in jail for other offences.