1. AP INTERVIEW: Jordan king warns Syria could become jihadi state, says Assad’s days numbered
    AMMAN, Jordan – Jordan’s king warned Wednesday that a jihadi state could emerge on his northern border in Syria with Islamic extremists trying to establish a foothold in the neighboring country.
  2. Professor Sibt-e-Jafar laid to rest amid sobs, tears, cries
    KARACHI – Renowned poet, scholar and educationist Professor Sibt-e-Jafar was laid to rest amid tears of thousands of people in Karachi on Tuesday.
  3. Volcano Erupts in Eastern Indonesia
    TEHRAN (FNA)- Mount. Lokon in Tomohon of North Sulawesi in Eastern parts of Indonesia erupted on Wednesday, spewing ash by up to 2,000 meters high and other volcanic materials, a volcanologist said.
  4. Terrorists Suffer Heavy Losses in Series of Military Operations by Syrian Army
    TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Armed Forces inflicted heavy losses upon the terrorists in a series of accurate military operations in al-Eteiba, al-Obadeh and Douma in the Eastern Ghouta in Damascus Countryside.
  5. Iranians Celebrate New Year
    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranians began their New Year festivities as spring arrived for 13 days following the ancient custom of celebrating the vernal equinox.
  6. Iran Protests Drunk Saudi Diplomat’s Car Accident in Tehran
    TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian foreign ministry protested at Riyadh over the recent deadly car crash caused by a drunk Saudi diplomat in the Iranian capital city of Tehran.
  7. Saudi Shi’ites fear spy arrests will exacerbate local tensions
    (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia risks worsening already-tense relations with its Shi’ite Muslim minority if it charges 16 detained Shi’ites with spying in a case linked to rival Shi’ite power Iran, community leaders said on Wednesday.
  8. Iran Bank Appeals To British Court Over Ban
    A private Iranian bank has turned to Britain’s Supreme Court to overturn a ban on it operating in the country.
  9. Iran says Syria rebels used chemical weapons
    Iran on Wednesday accused “armed opposition groups” in Syria of having used chemical weapons on the city of Aleppo, warning against a recurrence of such attacks, the official IRNA news agency reported.
  10. GCC-Iran sign deal over mobile spillover
    GCC states and Iran have signed an agreement to control mobile services spillover, said a statement from Bahrain’s Ministry of State for Communications (MoSC).