- Syria’s Assad Wins Presidential Vote in Landslide
Syrian President Bashar Assad has been re-elected in a landslide, officials said Wednesday, capturing another seven-year term in the middle of a bloody 3-year-old uprising against his rule that has devastated the country.
- Al Wefaq: concern over Bahraini prisoners on hunger strike
Al Wefaq National Islamic Society expressed serious concern over the safety of prisoners of conscience who have gone on hunger strike in protest to mistreatment and denial of basic rights in prison.
- Bahrain: Corpse of Shiite young man ‘Alabbar’ remain in detention for 45th day
Al Wefaq National Islamic Society demanded the Bahraini authorities to immediately hand in the corpse of the martyr Abdulazziz Alabbar with a death certificate that mentions the real cause of death.
- Perth researchers investigate possible MH370 sound
Researchers at a Perth university say there’s a slim chance a low-frequency underwater sound that they have been analysing could be the missing Malaysian Airlines flight crashing into the Indian Ocean.
- Bahrain: The Authorities Continue to Oppress the Shia Sect
After demolishing 35 Shiite mosques during the three month state of emergency in 2011, the authorities revoked the Bahraini citizenship of 31 Bahraini citizens from the Shiite sect; among them is a religious scholar who was forcibly exiled in April 2014.
- Iraq attacks kill 21
A wave of attacks across Iraq, including twin car bombs in an ethnically mixed tinderbox city, killed 21 people today as a year-long surge of violence showed no signs of a let-up.
- The SRSG visits Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Najaf
NAJAF/ Aswat al-Iraq: The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Nickolay Mladenov today visited the Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in his residence in Najaf.
- Karachi shutdown over MQM chiefs arrest
Commercial activities in Pakistans financial hub remained at a standstill today as fear and tension continued to grip the city after the arrest of MQM chief Altaf Hussain in London on charges of money laundering.