- US, UK training Syria activists
Damascus: The United States and Britain are offering an underground network of Syrian opposition activists training and supplies of vital equipment in a bid to forge an effective alternative to the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, it has emerged.
- Close to 10,000 refugees wait in Syria as Turkey builds more camps, tightens security checks
ANKARA, Turkey — Some 10,000 Syrian refugees are waiting on the Syrian side of the border as Turkey rushes to build more camps to accommodate the influx and carries out more stringent security checks on the newcomers, Turkish officials said Monday.
- UK special forces operating in Syria: Report
The British media have admitted that British special forces from Special Air Service (SAS) and Special Boat Service (SBS) have been operating in or around Syria.
- Russia: NAM initiative to settle Syrian crisis positive step
A senior Russian diplomat says the settlement of the ongoing crisis in Syria will be a positive step by the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) member states during the summit in the Iranian capital, Tehran.
- Ban Ki-moon to Come to Iranian Parliament
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is due to come to the Iranian parliament after Iranian parliamentarians criticized the UN chief for his biased attitude towards human rights issues in Muslim states and said they want to question him about his performance.
- SBY summons Cabinet members to explain deadly Sampang melee
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono unexpectedly summoned some of his Cabinet members to his office on Monday in connection with the melee in Sampang, East Java, which killed two Shiites.
- Britain’s Barbaric “Special Relationship” with Arab Dictators
Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron (R) shakes hands with Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa (L) during their meeting at 10 Downing Street in central London on
- ‘JA to protect Shia community members on its own’
The Jafaria Alliance (JA) will chalk out its own strategy to protect members of the Shia community, its spokesman said on Sunday.
- Gunmen kill three Hazara Shias in southwest Pakistan
Islamabad: Three Hazara Shia men were killed and two others injured when gunmen opened fire at a taxi on a busy thoroughfare in southwest Pakistan’s Quetta city on Monday, police said.
- SC asks UP to implement its 30-yr-old order on shifting graves
In 1978 a writ petition by members of Shia community from Varanasi sought the Supreme Court’s direction to shift two graves belonging to Sunnis. In 1983, the apex court passed a verdict asking the state administration to make sure the two graves are shifted so that both the communities could perform their religious activities without obstruction. However, three decades later, a bench headed by Justice R M Lodha had to ask the UP government how long it would take to implement the court’s order.