- Shia group offered relocation
Sampang regent Noer Tjahja said on Saturday that his administration expected that Shia followers in his area would be willing to either move to an unsettled residential area in his area, or to relocate to apartments in Sidoarjo, East Java.
- So Many Secrets Are Secret No More
September 9, 2012: Iran has disappointed its long-time ally Syria. Despite sending cash, security/intelligence specialists, weapons and other supplies, Syria feels that Iran could do more.
- Explosions kill 58 in Iraq, French consulate hit
BAGHDAD: At least 58 people were killed in attacks across Iraq on Sunday, including a car bomb outside a French consulate.
- Spate of attacks across 11 Iraqi cities kills at least 44
Baghdad: In the latest string of attacks in Iraq, insurgents killed at least 44 people launching attacks against Iraqi security forces on Sunday.
- Iraqi court sentences Sunni VP to death
BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi court on Sunday found the nation’s Sunni vice president guilty of running death squads against security forces and Shiites, and sentenced him to death in absentia.
- Shiites’ relocation not an option, says human rights watchdog
The Sampang administration’s plan to either relocate Shiite refugees or move them to an uninhibited housing complex in the regency has been deemed irrelevant in solving the minority sect’s problem, according to the Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras).
- Iraq terror attacks leave 44 dead
Insurgents killed at least 44 people in a wave of attacks against Iraqi security forces, gunning down soldiers at an army post and bombing police recruits waiting in line to apply for jobs, officials said.
- Two Car Bombs Kill 18, Wound 70 in Southern Iraq
Two car bombs went off coordinately in a town near the city of Amara, some 365 km south of Baghdad, on Sunday, killing 18 people and wounding some 70, a local police source told Xinhua.
- Egypt joins the debate over Syria
CAIRO, Egypt — Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is intensifying his rhetoric against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, calling on the embattled leader to leave power and mobilizing fellow Arab nations to take action.