1. Al Saud Releases Images to Pretend King Alive: Activist
    A Saudi activist says the eldest son of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz has been releasing images of the king to imply that he is still alive amid reports, stating that the monarch has been pronounced clinically dead.
  2. Ashura Memorabilia released for children
    A book addressing children and entitled as the Ashura Memorabilia has recently been authored by Hamid Gerogan which reviews the life of Imam Sadjad, son of Imam Hussein and the 4th Shi’a Imam.
  3. Pro-Iranian hackers stole data from UN atomic agency’s server
    The United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency has admitted that data from a retired server at its Vienna headquarters was stolen and posted to a hacker website. A group calling itself Parastoo allegedly stole the data in an effort to draw attention to Israel’s nuclear weapons program and as a protest against attacks on Iran’s nuclear efforts—including the use of the Stuxnet worm and assassinations of Iranian nuclear researchers.
  4. Iran to lead gas exporting countries in 2013
    The Islamic Republic of Iran will lead the 12-member Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) in 2013, according to a statement from the forum dated November 21, 2012. Trinidad and Tobago is a member of the forum and was represented by Energy and Energy Affairs Minister Kevin Ramnarine at the meeting in Equatorial Guinea last week.
  5. Syrian rebels using children in war – Human Rights Watch
    BEIRUT – Syrian rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad have sent children into combat and used boys as young as 14 to transport weapons and supplies, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.
  6. 34 dead in twin car bombings in Damascus, Syria
    Twin suicide car bombs ripped through a Damascus suburb minutes apart on Wednesday, killing at least 34 people, state media said, and rebels claimed they shot down a Syrian air force fighter jet.
  7. Syria rebels kill top ruling party official
    Dubai: Syrian rebels bombed the house of a top member of the country’s ruling Baath party in the south on Thursday, killing him and his three bodyguards, activists said.
  8. Syria clashes cuts off Internet, Damascus airport
    Internet down in Damascus, phone lines disrupted; fighting along airport road heaviest during Syria crisis
  9. Iran curbs dodged by Asia
    IRAN is supplying more oil to Asia’s largest economies than at any time since the West tightened sanctions in July, threatening to undermine efforts to halt the country’s nuclear programme and curbing gains in crude prices.
  10. Bombs aimed at Shiite Muslims kill 45, wound 205
    BOMBS mainly targeting Shiite Muslims and security forces in Iraq have killed 45 people and wounded 205 others in the deadliest day of violence to hit the country in more than two months.