News: 26-Sep-11

  1. Blasts in Karbala Aim to Provide Excuse for Longer US Military Presence in Iraq
    TEHRAN (FNA)- A spokesman for the Shiite Sadr Movement stressed that the multiple bomb blasts in the Iraqi holy city of Karbala served as part of a broader plot hatched to spark sectarian strife in Iraq to justify a longer US military presence in the war-torn country.
  2. Saudis protest police violence on women
    Saudi activists in the eastern city of Qatif have taken to the streets to rally against police harassing female protesters and in support for the ongoing Bahraini revolution.
  3. Pakistan: Taliban’s Attempt to blow Shia Hussaini Imam Bargah foil in Quetta
    The Shia community of Balochistan on Saturday foiled a plot of Taliban Wahhabi terrorists to blow the Hussaini Mosque and Imam Bargah situated at Toghi road Quetta by detaining a terrorist.
  4. Multiple deadly blasts in Iraqi city of Karbala
    A series of bomb blasts in the Iraqi city of Karbala have left at least 10 people dead and nearly 100 wounded.
  5. Bahraini court jails Shia activists
    DUBAI: A Bahraini special court jailed Sunday the head of the teachers’ union for 10 years and his deputy for three, among other Shias over their role in anti-regime protests, BNA state news agency said.
  6. Saudi Authorities Released 8 Innocent Shiite Prisoners
    On 22 September 2011 , the Saudi Authorities released 8 Shiite prisoners who were detained under the pretext of taking part in peaceful demonstrations taking place in the city of Qatif last March.
  7. NY Bahrainis protest Al Khalifa regime
    A group of Bahrainis and their supporters have held a protest rally in New York, calling on the Al Khalifa regime to end its brutal oppression against its people in the tiny Persian Gulf country.
  8. Politician: Decision on US Pullout Falls on Iraqi Council of Ministers
    TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior member of Iraq’s State of Law Coalition dismissed the recent remarks made by certain Iraqi officials on the future of the US forces in the country, and said that the country’s council of ministers is the only authority with vested power to decide the issue.
  9. Bahrain by-elections hit by boycott
    By-elections in Bahrain were hit by low turnout of about 17 per cent as opposition groups boycotted what they regarded as sham polls.

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