1. Yemen accuses Iran of backing armed separatists
    President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi has accused Iran of backing a faction of Yemen’s southern separatist movement seeking to secede by force of arms, a newspaper reported on Friday.
  2. Police Clash With Azeris Protesting Headscarf Ban, RFE Reports
    Police used tear gas to disperse a group of Azeris protesting a ban on Islamic headscarves, or hijabs, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported.
  3. Syrian rebels threaten to kill Iranians
    Syrian rebels said they will start executing a group of about 48 Shiite pilgrims from Iran if Tehran and Damascus do not comply with their demands, according to a video posted this week on YouTube.
  4. Bahrain police clash with Shiite demonstrators
    Bahraini police clashed with hundreds of Shiite demonstrators on Friday who were trying to march on the capital’s Pearl Square, the epicenter of protests last year that were brutally crushed, witnesses said.
  5. Double bombing near Shiite mosque kills 5 in Iraq
    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a double bombing near a Shiite mosque in Baghdad has killed five people, including four worshippers.
  6. Turkish PM warns country ‘not far’ from war with Syria; U.S. backs NATO ally’s right to defend itself against aggression
    Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday his country was “not far” from war with Syria following cross-border attacks this week – words which highlighted the danger that the uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Asaad will drag in its neighbors.
  7. Key witness in Sampang attack released from protection program
    The Witness and Victims Protection Agency (LPSK) has reportedly sent back a key witness in the deadly attack on Shiites in Sampang, Madura, East Java, to a victims’ shelter after being in the witness protection program for less than a week, a move that sparked concerns for his safety.
  8. Iran Claims to Have Been Crippled by Cyber Attacks
    Iranian officials are claiming that the country was recently hit by targeted attacks that affected Internet access nationwide.
  9. A US Attack On Iran Could Cause Tens-Of-Thousands Of Civilian Casualties
    Last month a Washington D.C. think tank released a paper about what a strike on Iran’s nuclear facility could look like, and to follow it up another report predicts how many Iranian casualties would follow a U.S. led air strike.
  10. Iran arrests 16 forex market manipulators
    TEHRAN – Iran arrested 16 main suspects on charges of manipulating the foreign exchange market on Wednesday, Iranian media outlets reported.