1. NAM nations back Iran’s nuclear bid
    TEHRAN: The 120-nation Nonaligned Movement handed its host Iran a diplomatic victory on Friday, unanimously decreeing support for the disputed Iranian nuclear energy programme and criticizing the US-led attempt to isolate and punish Iran with unilateral economic sanctions.
  2. Gunmen kill 7 Shiite Muslims in Pakistan’s sectarian attacks
    Islamabad, Sept. 1 (Xinhua-ANI): Unidentified gunmen shot dead seven Shiite Muslims in southwestern Pakistan on Saturday in two separate sectarian-motivated attacks, police and eye witnesses said.
  3. Shia followers diss relocation, demand security
    The government’s plan to relocate the Shia community from their homes in Sampang, Madura, East Java, has been rejected outright by Shia group Ahlul Bait Indonesia (ABI), which perceives the proposal as a way to alienate the group.
  4. Lebanon, Syria and the Missing Imam
    LONDON — The Shiite Muslim community of Lebanon was marking on Friday the 34th anniversary of the disappearance of its erstwhile spiritual leader, Imam Musa Sadr, after a reported claim by the country’s foreign minister that he was still alive.
  5. Bahrain Files Protest With Iran Over Translation
    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahrain said Saturday that it filed a protest with Iran over a broadcast translation that wrongly substituted Bahrain for Syria in a speech by Egypt’s president.
  6. Thousands join peaceful Bahrain protest
    Manama: Tens of thousands of people chanting anti-government slogans and holding up pictures of jailed activists took part on Friday in Bahrain’s first authorised opposition protest since June.
  7. Syria rebels appear to be targeting air bases
    Syria rebels reportedly capture an air base and antiaircraft missiles in the east, apparently the latest attempt to thwart the government’s air superiority.
  8. Senior Bahraini Cleric Calls on Manama to End Suppression
    TEHRAN (FNA)- Bahrain’s top religious leader lashed out at the Al-Khalifa regime’s brutal crackdown on protesters, and called on Manama to end suppression of the people to resolve ongoing crisis in the tiny Persian Gulf island.
  9. Iranian, American Researchers Produce Nano-Cellulose Drug Carriers
    TEHRAN (FNA)- Nano-cellulose drug carriers were produced by Iranian researchers from Islamic Azad University in association with their colleagues from Northern Carolina University of the US in a bid to fight various types of illness-causing bacteria such as the ones that are resistant to antiseptics.
  10. Iranian Astronomers Discover Rare Galaxy at Dawn of Time
    TEHRAN (FNA)- Two Iranian astronomers, namely Bahram Mobasher and his graduate student Hooshang Nayyeri, from the University of California, Riverside have discovered that one of the most distant galaxies known is churning out stars at a shockingly high rate.