1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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).
  6. 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.’
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.