1. Official: Iran Ranks 8th in Nano Science Production
    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran has achieved eye-catching breakthroughs in the field of nano- science and technology, an Iranian official announced on Wednesday, adding that the country is among the first eight countries in the field of nano science production in the world.
  2. Bahrain’s government-initiated national talks to start on Feb 10
    We want a real dialogue, serious negotiations on a mechanism that will restore powers to the people and turn Bahrain into a constitutional monarchy.” Al-Wefaq senior member, Khalil al-Marzouq
  3. Imam Hussein holy shrine hosts the Second Annual Conference of the Islamic sciences university of London
    (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – Under the title of (education strategy for Iraq’s future) The Second Annual Conference of the Islamic sciences university of London held at the KHatam EL-Anbya auditorium of the Imam Hussein holy shrine on the occasion of the death of the pioneer of the Islamic architecture Dr. Mohammed Ali EL-Shehristany, and about this occasion Furas Turki a member of the preparatory committee of the conference said that that year the they found the actual level of education in Iraq in need to be developed and progressed, and the problems it suffers from need to be solved, therefore, many researches and guaranteeing means were submitted in that aspect in order to deal with the scientific and educational actuality.
  4. CIA operating drone base in Saudi Arabia, US media reveal
    The US Central Intelligence Agency has been operating a secret airbase for unmanned drones in Saudi Arabia for the past two years.
  5. Suicide bombings hit central Syria town of Palmyra
    Several people have been killed in twin suicide car bombings in the central Syrian town of Palmyra, reports say.
  6. Islamic summit opens with calls for Syria dialogue
    CAIRO (Reuters) – Leaders of Islamic nations called for a negotiated end to Syria’s civil war at a summit in Cairo that began on Wednesday, thrusting Egypt’s new Islamist president to center stage amid political and economic turbulence at home.
  7. UN eyes 1.1 million Syria refugees amid ‘crisis fatigue’
    UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres said the international community needed to support a $1 billion plan, pushed by his and other international groups, to address the needs of those displaced by the Syrian conflict.
  8. Ally of Iran’s president released from jail
    TEHRAN — A key ally of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been released from jail, Iranian news services reported Wednesday, the latest development in a case that has highlighted internal political squabbles in advance of June’s presidential elections.
  9. New U.S. Sanctions Hamper India-Iran Oil Trade
    The U.S. sanctions noose is set tighten on Iran from Wednesday, making it even tougher to get paid for crude it sells to large buyers, such as India.
  10. Thousands join Bahrain protest rally before talks
    MANAMA, Bahrain — Thousands of protesters in Bahrain are demonstrating against the Gulf nation’s monarchy, less than a week before planned talks aimed at easing a two-year political crisis.