News: 25-Aug-11

  1. Al-Wefaq boycotts Bahrain elections
    Bahrain’s main opposition bloc says it will not participate in the parliamentary elections to replace the opposition lawmakers who resigned in protest to Manama’s crackdown on anti-government protesters.
  2. Embassy protests Kuwaiti MP’s attendance at MKO meeting
    TEHRAN – The Iranian Embassy in Kuwait has protested the attendance of a Kuwaiti MP in a meeting organized recently by the terrorist Mojahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) in Paris.
  3. Lebanon and Iran urge Libyan rebels to probe 33-year-old mystery
    Shia across Middle East eager to find out whether Moussa al-Sadr, a cleric who disappeared in 1978, is still alive
  4. 90% species on earth yet to be discovered
    SINGAPORE: Scientists have yet to discover, or classify, about 90% of the plant and animal species on Earth, which is estimated to be home to just under 9 million species, a study says.
  5. India mulling new arrangement to clear Iran payment problem
    The Indian government is mulling a new arrangement for trade with Iran to ensure its exporters receive payments on time and the payment obligations are reduced to a minimum.
  6. Bahrain: Sectarian cleansing campaign to the security institutions
    Bahrain’s regime aims at the slight Shiites manpower in the police and the army by killing, torturing and imprisoning
  7. HR groups rap Bahrain over dismissals
    Rights groups have slammed the Bahraini regime and state-linked firms for unlawfully terminating 2,500 Bahraini employees because of taking part in nation-wide protests against the ruling Al Khalifa dynasty.
  8. Three Grand Shia Clerics to Spend One Third of Imam’s Share on Helping Somali Victims
    Three Islamic Jurisprudents gave permission to their followers to spend one third of Imam’s share (one sixth of their Khums) on helping the victims of famine in Somalia.
  9. Egyptian Shia prepare for first political party
    A new proposed political party will include some of Egypt’s Shia community among its members, prominent Shia intellectual Rasem al-Nafis said Tuesday.
  10. Arab governments target Twitter users; Bahraini rights activist summoned
    (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – ANHRI is deeply concerned over the targeting of Twitter activists by Arab governments for the news and comments they post.

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