1. Soldiers in Saudi war don’t have to fast: Saudi mufti
    For a second year in a row, Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti has exempted troops participating in the war on Yemen from observing the religious obligation of fasting during Ramadan.
  2. Rights groups urge UN chief to put Saudi Arabia back on blacklist
    Twenty prominent human rights groups have urged United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon to put Saudi Arabia back on a blacklist for overwhelmingly violating children’s rights in Yemen.
  3. 100 Hezbollah accounts closed under US pressure
    The governor of Bank of Lebanon says one hundred bank accounts linked to Hezbollah members and legislators have been closed in the wake of US threats of sanctions on banks or financial institutions that do business with the Beirut-based resistance movement.
  4. Baghdad bombings strike Shiite neighborhoods; 85 killed & injured / Photos
    AhlulBayt News Agency – A heavy blast was reported in Baghdad’s Al-Jidida Shiite district, an eastern district of the Iraqi capital, on Wednesday morning.
  5. King Salman denied visits over deteriorating mental condition
    Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has been denied any manner of visits due to his deteriorating mental condition, a report says.
  6. The Latest: France confirms it has special forces in Syria
    The Latest: A French official has confirmed that French special forces are offering training and advice to fighters in northern Syria
  7. Rights groups urge UN chief to put Saudi Arabia back on blacklist
    Twenty prominent human rights groups have urged United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon to put Saudi Arabia back on a blacklist for overwhelmingly violating children’s rights in Yemen.
  8. Iraqi Shia, Sunni Muslim scholars celebrate graduates of a religious studies course
    AhlulBayt News Agency – The Imam Hussein Holy Shrine held a ceremony to celebrate another group of graduates of the Imam Hussein Institute for Religious Studies, in Basrah City.
  9. Torture fears as British police train Saudis
    AhlulBayt News Agency – UK police plan to train Saudis in hi-tech crime detection techniques despite fears they could be used to find people, who might then be tortured.