1. Woman raped by Mali Islamists for failing to wear veil
    The harsh reality inflicted on the people of Timbuktu by al-Qaeda and its allies is betrayed by the ordeal of Azahara Abdou Maiga.
  2. Iran president accuses parliament speaker’s family of corruption
    (Reuters) – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday accused the parliament speaker’s family of corruption, during an angry debate reflecting a struggle between the Iranian leader and rival factions in his final months in power.
  3. Iran bank chief flying to Germany ‘caught with £45m cheque’
    A man caught trying to enter Germany with a cheque worth about £44.5m was Iran’s former central bank chief, it was reported yesterday.
  4. Iran’s parliament dismisses another Ahmadinejad minister
    TEHRAN — Iran’s parliament voted Sunday to impeach the country’s labor minister, the ninth minister from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s cabinet to be dismissed during the president’s second term in office.
  5. Pakistani expats in London condemn Shia killings
    Hundreds of Pakistani expatriates have staged a protest rally in Britain to condemn the killing of Shia Muslims in Pakistan.
  6. Bahraini Opposition Figure Blasts Al-Khalifa for Using Different Torturing Techniques
    Ali al-Mashima, the son of Bahrain’s renowned opposition leader Hassan al-Mashima, lashed out the al-Khalifa regime for using various torturing techniques against revolutionary forces in the country.
  7. Bahraini Opposition Parties Announce 14 February ‘International Day to Support Democracy in Bahrain’
    The Bahraini opposition parties announced their adoption of 14 February an “International day to support democracy in Bahrain” as recommended by the ‘Int’l Conference in Support of Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain’.
  8. Syrian Army Kills 70 Terrorists in Idlib Province
    The Syrian army killed tens of terrorists in heavy clashes in Idlib province on Monday.
  9. Iran Foreign Minister Says Country Open To U.S. Offer Of Direct Nuclear Talks
    MUNICH, Feb 3 (Reuters) – Iran said on Sunday it was open to a U.S. offer of direct talks on its nuclear programme and that six world powers had suggested a new round of nuclear negotiations this month, but without committing itself to either proposal.