- Syrian forces allegedly kill more than 300 near Damascus in ‘execution-style’ massacre
ALEPPO, Syria/AMMAN — Syrian opposition activists accused President Bashar al-Assad’s army on Sunday of massacring hundreds of people in a town close to the capital that government forces recaptured from rebels.
- Iraq seeks to curb frontier spillover from Syria crisis
(Reuters) – Iraq’s military is trying to staunch spillover from Syria’s crisis, tightening border controls as its troops exchange fire with gunmen, rockets hit a frontier patrol and Syrian army shells land on an Iraqi border town.
- Iraq attacks kill 10 people
BAGHDAD — A series of attacks in and around Baghdad and in north Iraq on Sunday killed 10 people, including three soldiers and two policemen, security and medical officials said.
- India talks may ease Iran’s isolation
INDIA, Iran and Afghanistan were holding talks last night on giving India greater access to landlocked Afghanistan, a move that could ease Iran’s isolation in the region.
- Iran projects $400m in revenues from pharmaceutical exports
TEHRAN – Iran plans to export as much as 5 trillion rials (some $400 million) worth of pharmaceutical products in the current calendar year, which ends on March 20, 2013, the health minister said.
- ONGC Videsh looks for higher returns from Iranian project
New Delhi, Aug 26: ONGC Videsh Ltd wants Iran to pay a higher return on the $5-6 billion it plans to invest in developing Persian Gulf gas field of Farzad-B to make up for the risk involved in investing in US-sanctioned country.
- Iran opens NAM Summit condemning West
Iran on Sunday condemned the West’s policy of intimidation against other nations and sought the Non-Aligned Movement’s support to end tough West-sponsored sanctions against it over its nuclear programme, as officials from 120 countries, including India, gathered in Tehran for the 16th NAM Summit.
- Two Shia followers reportedly killed in Sampang melee
Two Shia followers were reportedly killed in a melee involving Shia community members and an anti-Shia group in Sampang regency, East Java, on Sunday.
- The Saudi Prince and the death of his French Jewish ex-lover
A deceased French-Jewess has been the subject of great embarrassment for the Saudi royals, and not least due to her entanglement with a royal as a foreign non-Muslim. The lady, whose death caused by falling from a fourth-storey apartment is now being investigated as suspicious, was already embroiled in a high-profile custody battle with the Saudi prince.