1. US Sponsored Genocide Against Iraq 1990-2012. Killed 3.3 Million, Including 750,000 Children
    Approximately 3.3 million Iraqis, including 750,000 children, were “exterminated” by economic sanctions and/or illegal wars conducted by the U.S. and Great Britain between 1990 and 2012, an eminent international legal authority says.
  2. Iran Boosts Power Supplies to Neighboring Countries
    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s electricity exports to the neighboring countries showed more than a 40 percent rise since the beginning of the current Iranian year (started on March 20) compared with the corresponding period last year.
  3. Iran Asks World Powers to Adopt Logical Approach in Talks
    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran called on the world powers to pursue a logical approach in their talks with Tehran and recognize the country’s inalienable nuclear rights in a bid to improve the chance of striking an agreement over unsettled issues.
  4. Eastern Iran hit by deadly earthquake
    At least five people have been killed by a moderately powerful earthquake in eastern Iran, say officials.
  5. Iraq’s Senior Shia Clerics Prohibit Arab-Kurdish War
    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – As many Iraqis worry about a possible war between Iraqi troops and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in the disputed northern territories, the country’s senior Shia clerics have issued religious prohibitions against such a conflict.
  6. Tsunami Warning Lifted After Strong Earthquake Strikes Near Japan
    A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Japan triggered a tsunami warning and evacuation orders in seven cities today, but the warning was lifted a short time later with few injuries and little damage.
  7. Shiite protesters demand Bahrain PM’s ouster
    AFP – Thousands of Shiite demonstrators in a village near the Bahraini capital on Friday demanded the premier’s ouster in the first officially sanctioned protest since a ban at the end of October, witnesses said.
  8. Food shortages in Syria send prices soaring
    Plenty of food lines the shelves in Abd al-Razzak’s warehouse, but only for those who can afford the sky-high prices needed to cover the bribes it took to transport it there.
  9. FAA lifts ban on U.S. airlines flying into Iraq
    The Federal Aviation Administration is lifting a 16-year-ban on U.S. commercial airlines flying into Iraq.
  10. Jordan fires back after Syria bullet hits soldier
    AMMAN: A stray bullet fired from inside Syria wounded a Jordanian soldier on the border on Friday, prompting the kingdom’s army to respond to the source of fire, an armed forces spokesman said.