- MKO Ringleaders Fear Mass-Defection of Members
TEHRAN (FNA)- News reports from Camp Liberty, the transient settlement facility of the anti-Iran terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO also known as the MEK, PMOI and NCR) in Iraq, said that MKO ringleaders fear that members might defect and escape from the Camp en masse.
- Iran Plans to Establish Tooth Stem Cell Bank
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran announced on Tuesday that it plans to establish a tooth stem cell bank to save dental pulp cavity stem cells to be used by patients in case of a broken or damaged tooth.
- Saudi Shiite Cleric Al-Amer Sentenced to Jail
TEHRAN (FNA)- Saudi Shiite cleric Tawfiq al-Amer has been sentenced to 3 years in jail and a 5-year travel ban, his lawyer said Monday.
- Urgent Appeal: Support Shia in Indonesia + PIC
The Shia Community in East Java, Indonesia, has been subject to extreme measures of displacement and starvation by local authorities. At least 190 displaced Shi’a followers in East Java, including 69 women and 61 children, are at risk after local government authorities halted supplies of food and water to the community, citing a lack of funds.
- UK urged to stop supporting Al Khalifa
Bahraini activists living in Britain have called for the UK government to stop supporting despotic Al Khalifa regime.
- Riyadh Attempting to Save Arrested Saudi Terrorists in Iraq
Riyadh has sent a high-ranking official delegation to Baghdad to pursue the fate of the Saudi terrorists arrested in Iraq and sentenced to death by the country’s judicial system.
- Indonesian Envoy: My Country Committed to Protect Shia Muslim Minority
In the wake of recent spate of violence against Indonesian Shias, the country’s ambassador to Tehran says his government is committed to protect Shia Muslim community.
- Shia protest Sunni rule in Bahrain
Bahrain police dispersed an opposition rally in the capital of the kingdom using tear gas and stun grenades to drive protestors of the regime from the center of Manama.
- Russia eyes Syria evacuation as rebels take Damascus district
(Reuters) – Russia sent warships to the Mediterranean to prepare a potential evacuation of its citizens from Syria, a Russian news agency said on Tuesday, a sign President Bashar al-Assad’s key ally is worried about rebel advances now threatening even the capital.
- Iraqi president Jalal Talabani critical after brain stroke
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, who has mediated among Shi’ite, Sunni and Kurdish parties, was in hospital on Tuesday after suffering a stroke that left him in “critical but stable condition”, government officials and lawmakers said, even as the incident sparked off rumours of the Kurdish president’s death.