- The holy tomb of prominent Shiite figure, ‘Sheikh Ahmad Qomi’ in Ayutthaya, Thailand / Photos
Governor of Ayutthaya, mayor of Qom and other officials from Iran and Thailand attended a ceremony in honour of top Shiite figure, Sheikh Ahmad Qomi, in Ayutthaya, Thailand.
- Gunmen Kidnap Three Shiites From Karbala in Anbar Upon Their Return from Jordan
Three people were abducted from Karbala on Saturday by unidentified gunmen in Anbar were returning from Jordan, an official security source said.
- Iraq: Shiite Imam of a Mosque Assassinated in Basra
The Shia Imam of a mosque was assassinated on Saturday in front of a mosque in Awesan area in Abu al-Khaseeb district as he was shot dead by unknown insurgents,” a security source in Basra said.
- Nigeria vows to continue northeast offensive against Salafist militants
The Nigerian army has vowed to press ahead with a war on Boko Haram militants in the northeast as it imposed a 24-hour curfew in parts of the city of Maiduguri.
- Internet speed drops as Iran election looms
Web users report drop in connection speed as government is accused of restricting availability ahead of June 14 vote.
- Al-Azhar Takes Anti-Shia Stance, Yet Again
Egypt’s Al-Azhar University plans to hold a press conference to elaborate on means for confronting what it called “dangers of the spread of Shia thought”.
- Human Rights Society Concerned about Continued Detentions in Bahrain
A leading Bahraini human right organization deplored the continued detention of citizens in the tiny Persian Gulf island, and called for the immediate release of all detainees.
- Syrian Army Advances in Al-Qusayr, Kill Large Number of Militants
The Syrian Army advanced in Al-Qusayr on Sunday, killing and wounding a large number of militants, while the others escaped, Al-Manar correspondent reported, adding that the Syrian Army took control over most of the area, reaching the municipal building in the center of the city.
- Iran ‘behind US cyber blitz’
WASHINGTON — The series of cyber attacks that repeatedly knocked major US banking websites offline in the past nine months had been more powerful than the public realised, government officials and security experts told the Reuters Cybersecurity Summit on Friday.