- Iraq sets first Kuwait flights since 1990 invasion
KUWAIT (Reuters) – Iraq’s state airline will resume flights to Kuwait this week for the first time since former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein invaded the Gulf oil state in 1990, Kuwait said on Tuesday, in a sign of improved bilateral ties.
- Iran Releases Daughters of Opposition Leader
Iranian prosecutors have released the daughters of reformist opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi after they were briefly summoned for questioning, the semi-official ILNA news agency reported on Monday.
- Iran Denies Link with Rocket Attack on MKO’s Camp Liberty
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran has nothing to do with the recent rocket attack on 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, an Iranian spokesman said.
- Police Seize 77 Tons of Narcotics in Southern Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian law enforcement police squads seized several tons of different types of narcotics in the country’s Southern province of Hormozgan on the rims of the Persian Gulf during the current Iranian year (started on March 20, 2012), a senior Iranian police commander said on Tuesday.
- Report: Iran lawmakers demand probe into incident involving parliament speaker in Qom
TEHRAN, Iran — Senior Iranian lawmakers are demanding an investigation into the incident involving the country’s parliament speaker in the seminary city of Qom.
- HPCL may have to halt Iran oil imports from June
New Delhi: Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) may have to halt Iranian oil imports from June because the Western sanctions could mean its refineries cannot renew insurance to process the crude, officials said on Tuesday.
- Syria crisis: Rebels capture key military air base in Aleppo
Beirut: Syrian rebels gave another setback to President Bashar Assad’s government as they captured a military airport in Aleppo on Tuesday.
- Syria death toll likely near 70,000, says U.N. rights chief
(Reuters) – The death toll in Syria is likely approaching 70,000 – up almost 10,000 from the start of the year – and civilians are paying the price for the U.N. Security Council’s lack of action to end the conflict, the U.N. human rights chief said on Tuesday.
- Iran soothes nuclear tensions by resuming uranium conversion
Tehran confirms it has begun converting medium-enriched uranium into oxide fuel again, slowing down growth of stockpile
- Iraq to sign prisoner swap deal with UK
BAGHDAD says it has authorised the justice minister to sign a prisoner swap deal with Britain that could see a British security guard convicted of murder in Iraq head home to serve the rest of his life sentence.