- Salafist gunmen attack Egyptian Sinai post
A day after Egypt claimed to have completed a military offensive for cutting down Islamist terrorist activity in Sinai, Salafi gunmen attacked an Egyptian army post at Sheikh Zuweid in northern Sinai Tuesday with recoilless grenades and automatic weapons.
- UN Awards Tehran as Best City in Successful Urban Management
TEHRAN (FNA)- UN Under-Secretary General and UN-HAIBTAT Executive Director Joan Clos in a ceremony granted the United Nations’ Award for Best Successful Urban Management Experiences to the Iranian capital, Tehran, and Austria’s capital city, Vienna.
- Iran to Host UN Int’l Energy Conference in Autumn
TEHRAN (FNA)- The United Nations named the Iranian capital as the host of the next UN international energy conference this December.
- US Trying to Spread Syrian Crisis to Iraq through Arab Allies
TEHRAN (FNA)- The US and its regional Arab allies, specially Saudi Arabia, are trying to restage a Syrian-like scenario in Iraq and Lebanon as part of their plots in the Middle-East region, an informed source said.
- Iraqi parliament threatens Saudi prisoner swap deal
Iraqi parliament has not been able ratify an agreement with Saudi Arabia to exchange prisoners, threatening the deal reached between the two countries in March, Al Arabiya television reported on Tuesday.
- Bahrain court upholds jail for 13 opposition figures
DUBAI: A Bahrain court on Tuesday upheld jail terms against 13 leading opposition figures, including seven facing life in prison, over charges of plotting to overthrow the Gulf monarchy, lawyers said.
- Police Chief’s Shiite Relocation Plan Draws Disapproval
National Police Chief General Timur Pradopo’s proposal to relocate a Shiite community that has sought shelter following an attack in their home village prompted criticism from a senator on Tuesday.
- Over 100,000 citizens fled Syria in August: UN
Geneva/Beirut: While the battle in Syria continues, United Nations on Tuesday said that over 100,000 people fled Syria in the month of August.