- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Eastern Iran hit by deadly earthquake
At least five people have been killed by a moderately powerful earthquake in eastern Iran, say officials.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.