1. Iraqi governor links bombing suspects to VP
    An Iraqi provincial governor on Monday said that 18 suspects arrested in connection with bomb attacks are linked to Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi, who has been sentenced to death in absentia.
  2. Iran’s central bank under fire as rial hits new lows
    DUBAI: Iran’s central bank has for weeks failed to provide U.S. dollars to traders to import essential goods, driving down the value of the country’s currency against the dollar, a senior Iranian lawmaker said on Monday.
  3. Bahraini court rejects calls to free Shiite activist
    A Bahrain appeals court rejected on Monday lawyers’ requests to release Shiite activist Nabeel Rajab, who is serving a three-year term for taking part in protests, judicial sources said.
  4. Bahraini opposition activist ‘Sadiq Rabiee’ shot and injured during protest in Sitra + Pic
    Saudi-backed Bahraini regime forces have shot and injured an opposition member in the village of Sitra, south of the capital Manama…
  5. Lebanese Terrorist Confesses to Participating in Smuggling Weapons and Militants to Syria and Committing Acts of Terrorism
    Lebanese terrorist Mohammad Hussein Fares confessed to participating in smuggling weapons, militants and journalists into Syria and committing terrorists acts against Syrians.
  6. LeJ chief granted bail in hate speech case
    Lahore: A Pakistani court on Monday granted bail to Malik Ishaq, the chief of the banned Lashkar-e- Jhangvi, for making hate speeches against Shias.
  7. Car bomb kills 12 Shias in Parachinar: officials
    PARACHINAR: A car bomb ripped through a crowded market in a Pakistani tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Monday, killing 12 Shia Muslims in the latest instance of sectarian violence to rock this country, officials said.
  8. UK-made spy software found in Bahrain
    The UK Government has moved to restrict sales by a surveillance software firm called Gamma International, after researchers found its software was being used against dissidents in Bahrain. The firm now needs a licence to export to all destinations outside the EU.
  9. “Frustrated” IAEA wants immediate access to Iran site
    The head of the UN nuclear watchdog pressed Iran on Monday to grant his inspectors immediate access to the Parchin military site, where they believe Tehran may have conducted explosives tests relevant to the development of nuclear weapons.