- Strong Iran quake kills child, causes damage
TEHRAN: A strong earthquake of 6.2 magnitude hit southern Iran early today, killing one child and injuring at least 20 others in remote, mountainous villages, state television reported.
- Polling stations close in Pakistan, counting gets underway
Polling stations have closed and counting has got underway after millions of people defied threats and cast their ballots in Pakistan’s landmark general elections.
- 42 people killed, 140 injured in Turkey serial blasts near Syria border
At least 42 people have been killed and more than 140 others injured after a series of blasts hit a Turkish town near the border with Syria, officials say.
- Indian Muslims protest desecration of shrine in Syria
Indian Muslims in New Delhi have staged angry protests against the recent desecration of a shrine in Syria. Last week the shrine of Hujr ibn Adi was raided by the foreign-backed insurgents in the Arab country.
- Hyderabad-Mashhad flights likely from June 30
Hyderabad, May 11 — Direct flights between Hyderabad and Iranian holy city of Mashhad are expected to start from June 30, said Iran’s consul general here.
- Saudi Arabia: Cleric Who Backed Protests On Trial For His Life
Saudi authorities should ensure a fair trial for the Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr, Human Rights Watch said today. Criminal justice authorities should make sure he gets immediate access to adequate medical care for gunshot wounds received during his arrest 10 months ago and conduct an immediate bail review, as international law requires.
- Malcolm Shabazz, grandson of Malcolm X, remembered in metro Detroit
Muslims and African-Americans in metro Detroit are mourning the death of Malcolm Shabazz — Malcolm X’s oldest grandson — as they remember his warmth and activism. Shabazz, 28, was reportedly killed in Mexico City on Thursday, according to his family in a statement released Friday.
- Two last-minute candidates stir up Iran presidential race
Ahmadinejad aide Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei and former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, both seen as outside the clerical establishment, submit their names just before the deadline.
- Iran allows Reuters to re-open its Tehran bureau
Iran has given Reuters news agency permission to reopen its Tehran bureau after work there was suspended in March 2012 over one of its video reports, a culture ministry official said on Saturday.