- Baghdad Tightens Traffic Rules to Fight Car Bombs
Baghdad’s security command centre on Thursday effectively barred half the capital’s vehicle traffic from taking to the streets in a bid to combat a spate of car bombs.
- Russia Sends Warship with ’Special Cargo’ toward Syria
A Russian warship carrying “special cargo” will be dispatched toward Syria, a navy source said on Friday, as the Kremlin beefs up its presence in the region ahead of possible US strikes against Syria.
- World Powers Deeply Divided on Syira, Fail to Heal Rift at G20 Dinner
World powers failed to bridge deep divisions on Syria at a G20 summit dinner in Russia as they squared off over the US push for military strikes against Syria.
- Russia Warns of Nuclear Disaster If Syria Hit
A military strike on Syria could lead to a nuclear catastrophe if a missile were to hit a reactor containing radioactive uranium, a Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman warned ahead of the ‘expected’ US strike against Syria.
- Egypt dissolves Muslim Brotherhood
Egypt has decided to dissolve the Muslim Brotherhood as an NGO, according to the state-run al-Akhbar newspaper.
- Bahrain, black hole of human rights
Bahrain’s main opposition group al-Wefaq has censured a decision by the Arab League to establish a human rights court in Manama, saying the Persian Gulf kingdom is the ‘black hole of human rights.
- Imam Raza (A.S) mosque inaugurated in New Zealand
Advisor of Ahl-e-Bait (A.S) world assembly for international affairs has said that Imam Raza (A.S) mosque has been inaugurated with reference to Ashra-e-Karamat in Oakland city of New Zeeland.
- US will bomb Syria with long-range bombers, official says
An American national security official has reportedly outlined Washington’s war strategies for Syria, saying the US administration is preparing to use B-2 and B-52 bombers for a potential military strike against the country.
- Pakistani militant group blamed for attack on Shia mosque in Kabul
Afghan authorities have blamed a Pakistani militant group for an attack on a Shia Muslim mosque located in western part of the capital, Kabul.
- Court Hands EU New Setback on Iran Sanctions
A European Union court ruled Friday against the bloc’s asset freeze on seven companies allegedly linked to Iran’s nuclear program, adding to concerns that legal challenges could undermine Western efforts to pressure Tehran over its nuclear policy.