- 100 tons of drugs burnt in Iran
Iran burnt at least 100 tons of illicit drugs on Wednesday in the capital in a ceremony attended by officials and foreign dignitaries.
- Thousands of Saudis hold massive funeral for 2 Shiite activists killed by regime forces
Tens of thousands of Shiite people in Saudi Arabia have attended the funeral of two activists who were killed by regime forces in the country’s Eastern Province.
- Why Bahrain’s Al-Khalifa Family Is Losing the Right to Rule
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico, Jun 26 (IPS) – By continuing its repressive policies and refusing to engage civil society and moderate political groups in meaningful dialogue for genuine reform, the Khalifa family has squandered its legitimate right to rule Bahrain.
- Syrian death toll tops 100,000, rebels lose border town
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces have retaken a town on the Lebanese border as they press an offensive against rebels in a conflict that has now cost more than 100,000 lives, activists said on Wednesday.
- US to send arms to Syria within a month
The United States plans to start supplying arms directly to Syrian rebels within a month, US officials said, as it emerged that the CIA has begun shipping weapons to a secret network of warehouses in neighbouring Jordan.
- Egypt prosecution orders arrest of six new suspects in Shia lynchings case
The arrest of new suspects in connection to Sunday’s sectarian lynchings incident bring the number Of detained to 22
- Syrian Rebels Accused of Decapitations by Rights Group
Militants fighting alongside Syrian rebel forces have beheaded two civilians with knives in front of onlookers including children, a pro-opposition group said.
- Rights group says Egypt’s Brotherhood incites sectarian hatred
(Reuters) – Human Rights Watch accused Egypt’s ruling Muslim Brotherhood on Thursday of inciting religious hatred that led to the lynching of four Shi’ite Muslims in Cairo this week.