- Iran Vies With Saudi Arabia for Top OPEC Job
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries governors gather in Vienna to select a new secretary- general for the first time in six years, with four countries vying for the position.
- Iran: ‘Rain of Ghadir’ congress to help promote communication among world literati, artists
The Congress themed ‘Rain of Ghadir’ will prepare the ground for promoting communication among the men of letter and artists around the world.
- UNESCO World Heritage Committee: Save World Heritage in Jannat Al-Baqee
Jannat Al-Baqee is one of the largest cemeteries in the Muslim world, containing more than 7000 bodies, located across the mosque of the Prophet in the city of Medina, Saudi Arabia. The graveyard today contains the bodies of many of the companions of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and other members of his family, including four Shi’a Imams.
- Bahrain urgent appeal: Medical supplies and food needed in AlEker, three human rights defenders arrested
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – The Bahrain Center for Human Rights and the Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights issue an urgent appeal regarding the siege which has been ongoing for more than 2 days now on the village of AlEker.
- 13 pilgrims injured in Mecca building fire
At least 13 pilgrims suffered minor burns while 179 others, from India and Bangladesh, were rescued after a fire occurred in a nine-storey building in Saudi Arabia’s Mecca city Sunday evening, Xinhua reported.
- 28 persons arrested for terrorism charges in several provinces of Iraq
Iraqi police sources said that a joint force arrested nine wanted persons for terrorism charges in several areas south west the city.
- Bahrain: A team including figures and activists head people to AlEker to break the siege, the forces respond
The regime forces have attacked a group of opposition figures, medics, activists and journalists that headed people toal-Eker which has been under the inhumane siege of the regime for three days.
- Syrian crisis spills to Lebanon: Shia-sunni clashes claims two lives
Beirut: Clashes in Beirut and other parts of Lebanon killed at least two people and left more than a dozen wounded overnight as fears grow that Syria’s civil war is spilling over into its smaller neighbour, security officials and state-run media said on Monday.