1. Iraqi Karbala Province’s administration calls for simplification of pilgrims’ entry into country
    The Karbala province’s administration called on the Foreign Ministry and Interior Ministry of the country to simplify the entry of foreign pilgrims into Iraq, Iraqi newspaper Aswat al-Iraq said on Friday.
  2. Internal Disputes Lead to Massacre among Syrian Rebels
    Members of Lava al-Towhid rebel group, a branch of the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA), started in-group fighting in Syria’s second largest city, Aleppo, on Saturday after several group members refused to obey orders for shooting the public and announced their defection.
  3. Syria rebels threaten to attack two Christian cities
    Militants fighting against the Syrian government have warned two predominantly Christian towns in the central region of Hama, saying they will be attacked if they do not “evict” military forces.
  4. 11 killed in Balochistan near Pakistan-Iran border
    Islamabad: Eleven men, including Pakistani and Afghan nationals, were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the restive Balochistan province when they were trying to cross to Iran as illegal migrants, officials said on Saturday.
  5. Al Rawdatain Residences project in Karbala caps out
    The construction of the $175m Al Rawdatain Residences project in Karbala has ‘Capped Out’. Visitors to the site will see the structure of the building taking shape that will soon provide the highest standards of services to pilgrims during their stay in the Holy City of Karbala.
  6. Iraqi Kurds Thank Iran’s Support for President Talabani’s Medical Treatment
    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iraq’s Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Saturday appreciated Iran’s all-out support for President Jalal Talabani’s medical treatment after Iraq’s Kurdish president was hospitalized for aggravating health conditions last week.
  7. Tougher EU sanctions against Iran come into force
    (Reuters) – Rigorous new sanctions against Iran’s banking, shipping and industrial sectors took effect on Saturday, as part of the European Union’s effort to force Tehran to scale back its nuclear programme.
  8. Iran to Host Gathering of World Parliaments’ Think Tanks
    TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian parliament plans to host an international meeting of the world parliament’s research centers and think tanks, a senior Iranian lawmaker announced on Saturday.
  9. Tens of thousands of Bahrainis hold anti-regime protest
    Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in Bahrain in fresh protest rallies against the decades-long rule of the Al Khalifa royal family.
  10. Iraq stops militants from smuggling arms into Syria
    The Iraqi army says it has thwarted efforts by militants to smuggle weapons into Syria as well as an attempt by men from different nationalities to infiltrate the neighboring country.