- Anti-Shia Posters Distributed in Egypt
In yet another anti-Shia move, an Egyptian Salafist-Wahabist group has distributed posters with anti-Shia content.
- Malaysian religious authorities actively monitoring spread of Shia teachings
The Malaysia Islamic Development Department (Jakim) receives the cooperation of the respective state Islamic religious councils and state Islamic religious departments in monitoring and taking enforcement action against the spread of Shia teachings in this country.
- Iran shakes up foundation controlled by Ayatollah’s business empire
LONDON (Reuters) – A multi-billion dollar organisation controlled by Iran’s supreme leader shook up the management of its charity division, appointing as its new chief a man involved in the confiscation of thousands of properties from Iranian citizens.
- SIMI planned to strike pilgrim train, Shia mosque in Lucknow: Police
Suspected Students’ Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) operative Umer Siddhiqui, who was recently nabbed in Raipur, had planned to attack a Delhi-Bodh Gaya special train and the Shia mosque at Lucknow, police said.
- Karzai differs with jirga over US pact
An angry President Hamid Karzai, at times openly hostile to his American allies, has rejected the final recommendation of a four-day Afghan grand assembly that he should promptly sign a security agreement with the United States.
- Obama calls Saudi king after Iran deal
Riyadh — US President Barack Obama called Saudi King Abdullah late Wednesday to discuss latest developments in the Middle East, a report said, days after world powers struck a nuclear deal with Iran.
- Iran invites IAEA inspectors to Arak
Iran has invited U.N. inspectors to visit its Arak heavy-water plant, in tune with the spirit of the Geneva agreement signed on Sunday, which, after three decades of hostility, promises a détente between Tehran and the West.
- Market bombings, attacks across Iraq kill 29
Three car bombs exploded at outdoor markets and on a street full of shops near Iraq’s capital, the deadliest of a series of attacks across the country that killed at least 29 people today, officials said.
- Iran Sanctions Eased, but Pinch Still Felt
The sanctions relief offered to Iran by the U.S. and five world powers has begun to get the gears of commerce slowly turning again in an economy that remains in shambles.