1. Bill To Ban Muslim Brotherhood Advances In Congress
    Jihad: Washington’s strategy to defeat terrorism is lacking in many ways, but none more than its failure to attack it at its root: the Muslim Brotherhood. But that may change with the fast-tracking of a bill to outlaw the terror network.
  2. We’ll not appear before NHRC panel, says Shiite sect
    The Shiite sect members, on Thursday, vowed not to appear before any panel of investigation set up by the National Human Rights Commission to look into the Zaria clash between the Nigerian Army and the sect members.
  3. Iran elections: Little choice for voters in the ‘Shia Vatican’ where reformers are banned from standing
    In the holy city of Qom, where loyalty to the Islamic Republic runs deep, the choice in Friday’s poll will be limited to ultra-conservatives or pragmatic conservatives
  4. Qatar, Kuwait ask citizens to leave Lebanon
    AhlulBayt News Agency – Kuwait and Qatar have joined other Gulf States in asking their citizens to leave Lebanon, on Wednesday.
  5. At least 9 dead in blasts at Baghdad Shiite mosque: police
    At least nine people were killed on Thursday in a double suicide bombing targeting a mosque frequented by Shiite worshippers in the northwest of the Iraqi capital, police said.
  6. House Republicans: Syria’s dictator banned the Muslim Brotherhood, why shouldn’t we?
    It’s not every day that you see approving references to a Syrian dictator’s campaign of repression in a bill in the US Congress.
  7. Glance at Iran elections as Islamic Republic readies to vote
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranians are to vote Friday in the country’s first elections since the Islamic Republic sealed a landmark deal with the United States and other world powers over its disputed nuclear program last year.
  8. France’s Total fined €750,000 over Iraq ‘oil-for-food’ scandal
    French oil giant Total was ordered on appeal Friday to pay 750,000 euros ($827,000) for corruption linked to the UN “oil-for-food” programme established for Iraq during Saddam Hussein’s rule.