- Iran: A Family of 8 Quran Memorizers
The Yarahmadi family is one well acquainted with the Holy Book.
A senior Iranian naval commander says his country has sent several warships to the Atlantic Ocean, close to US maritime borders for the first time. The commander of Iran’s Northern Navy Fleet, Admiral Afshin Rezayee Haddad, is quoted by the official IRNA news agency as saying Saturday that the vessels have already begun the journey to the Atlantic Ocean via waters near South Africa.
- U.S. diplomats walk out of Tunisia ceremony after Iran jibe
A U.S. delegation walked out of the ceremony to celebrate Tunisia’s new constitution on Friday in protest statements made by the representative of Iran accusing the United States of undermining the Arab Spring uprisings.
- Kerry and Lavrov discuss next round of Syria talks
US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov today discussed next week’s fresh round of talks between Syria’s warring sides after Damascus finally agreed to attend.
- TTP negotiators travel to North Waziristan
Even as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that the peace dialogue was taking place and the two committees were in touch, two negotiators have gone to North Waziristan on Saturday to meet the Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan(TTP) leaders.
- Syria conflict: Homs aid convoy comes under fire
An aid convoy bringing supplies into the besieged district of the central Syrian city of Homs became trapped for several hours after coming under fire.
- Iran, UN focus on country’s alleged nuclear arms work
VIENNA After years of stonewalling, Iran has told diplomats that it plans to cooperate this weekend with U.N. experts probing alleged activities whose existence it has steadfastly denied — work on nuclear weapons.
- Bahrain opposition draws up roadmap for national dialogue
Dubai Bahrain’s Shiite-dominated unveiled Saturday a roadmap for restarting national dialogue talks suspended last month, and renewed demands for a constitutional monarchy in the Sunni-ruled kingdom.
- Iraq governor gives Anbar militants one-week ultimatum
An Iraqi provincial governor Saturday gave militants controlling a city near Baghdad one week to surrender as government forces made steady progress in an effort to end a weeks-long crisis.