1. Birthday Anniversary of Imam Reza (AS)
    Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Reza (A.S.), the eighth Shi’ite Holy Imam was born on 11th Zee al-Qa’adah 148 A.H. in the holy city of Madinah. He was divinely entitled ‘Al-Reza”(meaning that Allah Almighty and His Holy Messenger (S.A.W.) were deeply pleased with him). The Holy Imam (A.S.) is also considered as the Aalim (the Greatest Erudite) of the Holy Ahlul Bayt (A.S.).
  2. Russia warns against isolating Iran
    TEHRAN – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has warned against efforts to isolate Iran over its nuclear program.
  3. Iranian President’s press adviser jailed
    Tehran: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s top press adviser has been taken into custody to serve a six-month jail sentence after being convicted of “publishing materials contrary to Islamic norms.”
  4. Iran hopes to increase sale of crude oil to India, bypass Western curbs
    Iran wants to increase the sale of crude oil to India, and is expected to suggest ways to work around western sanctions as officials from two countries met in New Delhi on Friday.
  5. Al Qaeda convicts flee in Iraq jailbreak
    Tikrit, Iraq: Dozens of prisoners, including convicted Al Qaeda members, escaped an Iraqi jail after militants dressed in police uniform attacked the prison and released them, security sources said on Friday.
  6. Iraqi Schools More Crowded Than Ever After Reconstruction Blunder
    Iraq’s schools were desperately overcrowded last year. This autumn, the failure of a government reconstruction program has made matters worse.
  7. Jandullah is key suspect: police
    At least eight people, including a 10-year-old girl, were killed and 24 injured in two bombings targeting the Bohra community in the Hyderi neighborhood of the North Nazimabad area in Karachi.