1. Bahrain: Lawsuit against Gov spokeswoman for misuse of post to defame the opposition
    Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society has filed a lawsuit at the Public Prosecution against the government spokeswoman Sameera Rajab for her misuse of her official post to defame the society and its political action.
  2. Iran to launch first professional telecom satellite: Official
    Head of Iran Space Agency (ISA) says the country plans to launch its first professional telecom satellite named Qa’em into space in the coming years to cover Iranian TV channels and radio programs.
  3. India insists on continuing Iran oil imports
    India’s Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister M. Veerappa Moily has emphasized that his country will not halt imports of Iranian crude oil, rejecting recent Western news reports to the contrary.
  4. Arab League tells members they can provide weapons to Syria militants
    The Arab League summit in the Qatari capital Doha has given the green light to its members to send arms to the foreign-backed militants fighting against the Syrian government.
  5. Shia Saudi cleric Sheikh Nimr charged with instigating unrest
    A court in Saudi Arabia has charged prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr with “instigating unrest” and “seeking foreign meddling” in the kingdom.
  6. Rights groups fears for health of activists on hunger strike in Bahrain to protest detention
    MANAMA, Bahrain — Thirteen pro-democracy activists were sentenced to 10 years in jail Tuesday in Bahrain over allegations they attacked police officers in the latest fallout from protests that rocked the country more than two years ago.
  7. Iran court sentences 6 men to death for rape
    TEHRAN: Iran’s semi-official Fars News Agency says a local court in southwestern Iran has sentenced six men to death on charges of rape.
  8. Shootings, bomb attacks kill 5 across Iraq
    BAGHDAD – Shootings and blasts killed five people in Iraq on Tuesday, including two local politicians in a town north of Baghdad who died when a bomb attached to their car exploded, officials said.
  9. Syria’s Shiites offer different picture of war
    Shiite Muslims who fled Syria for Lebanon tell of an ‘ethnic cleansing’ campaign by rebels intent on creating a Sunni-run Islamic state.
  10. Relatives of pilgrims kidnapped in Syria hold demo
    BEIRUT: The relatives of the group of Lebanese kidnapped in Syria last year protested Tuesday outside Arab League offices to appeal for help in securing the release of their loved ones.