- Bahraini Activist Urges Trial of Interior Minister
TEHRAN (FNA)- Bahraini human rights activist Ghasem al-Hashemi on Wednesday renewed an earlier call for the trial of the country’s Interior Minister, Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al-Khalifa, in an international tribunal for crimes against humanity.
- Bahrainis to Stage Massive Anti-Regime Protest Rally in Manama Friday
TEHRAN (FNA)- Bahraini activists invited people throughout the country to stage a massive anti-regime protest rally in Manama on Friday to show their wrath and condemnation of the several-day-long siege of the al-Akr town by the al-Khalifa army and security forces.
- Saudi Mufti Calls for Ouster of Kuwaiti Emir
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Wahhabi mufti of Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Mohammad al-Arifi, called on the Kuwaiti Wahhabi and Salafi groups to ouster Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah, saying that the Kuwaiti Emir is unqualified to run the country.
- Turkey Seeking to Set up Military Training Camp for Syrian Rebels in Yemen
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Turkish government asked Yemen to set up a military base for training Syrian terrorists and rebels, sources close to the Ankara government revealed on Wednesday.
- Iran assumes NAM chairmanship in UNESCO
Iran has assumed the chairmanship of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
- Syria news: Russia says Syria rebels possess US-made armaments
General Nikolai Makarov, a senior Russian military man, has alleged that the Syrian insurgents are now in possession of anti-aircraft weapons, including US-made Stingers. The Russian General was quoted by the Interfax news service as voicing that the ‘roots’ of the surface-to-air missiles should be ‘cleared up.’
- Police attack anti-regime protesters near eastern Bahrain village
Saudi-backed Bahraini forces have attacked anti-regime protesters attempting to enter a besieged village in the east of the country.
- Saudi Authorities Invaded Shia Women Visiting Jannat al-Baqi Cemetery in Medina
According to witnesses, Saudi security forces insulted women pilgrims, accused them with blasphemy and heretic and prohibited them to perform praying.
- Syria undecided on ceasefire proposal, rebels divided
(Reuters) – Syria said on Wednesday its military command was still studying a proposal for a holiday ceasefire with rebels – contradicting international mediator Lakhdar Brahimi’s announcement that Damascus had agreed to a truce.
- Churches, temples shut down in Indonesia
JAKARTA: Authorities in Indonesia’s only province that uses Islamic sharia laws said yesterday they had closed some Christian places of worship and Buddhist temples following pressure from hardliners.