- 29 killed, 126 wounded in Iraq car bombings
Baghdad (CNN) — At least 29 people were killed and 126 wounded Tuesday in eight car bombings in Iraq.
- Iran downplays Narilam malware but vendors clash on Flame connection
Iran has dimissed security concerns around a new malware strain dubbed Narilam that has been uncovered as security vendors Kaspersky Labs and Symantec clash over its connections to similar threats such as Flame, Stuxnet, Gauss and Duqu.
- Anti-Iran sanctions damaging Armenia economy: Armenian PM
Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan says the U.S.-engineered sanctions imposed against the Islamic Republic are damaging the economy of Armenia.
- Indian exports hit by Iran currency crisis
With Iran facing a currency crisis in the aftermath of US sanctions, Indian exporters are having a tough time in exporting to the Islamic republic.
- Iran, Arabs criticise delay of Middle East nuclear talks
(Reuters) – Iran and Arab nations on Monday criticised a decision to put off talks on banning atomic bombs in the Middle East, with Tehran blaming the United States for a “serious setback” to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
- Shiites in Jordan Maintained Low Profile While Marking Ashura
KARAK: Sectarian tensions in Syria have tainted this year’s marking of the Ashura day of mourning among Shiites in Jordan, as conservative tribes in the south of the kingdom threatened to demolish a Shiite Husaynya, a place of worship currently under construction.
- Bahrain police fire tear gas at Shiite protesters
DUBAI – Bahraini police fired tear gas at Shiite protesters on Tuesday, as they tried to reach the site of month-long anti-regime demonstrations that were brutally suppressed by the government last year.
- Sampang Shiite Community Struggles After Government Halts Aid
East Java’s beleaguered Shiite community have struggled to support themselves since the Indonesian government cut off supplies to the 60 families taking shelter at a Sampang sports center six days ago.
- Yemenis hold first public Ashura commemorations in 50 yrs
Yemenis have held their first public commemorations of the anniversary of the martyrdom of grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, Imam Hussein, in the capital Sana’a in half a century.
- Massive Ashura held in Nardaran
At least 15,000 people gathered in the village of Nardaran (30 km from Baku) to participate in the funeral ceremony on the occasion of Ashura in the local mosque.