News: 30-Oct-11

  1. Quranic Course for Government Offices Staff Planned in Karbala
    A Quranic course for staff of government offices and institutes in Karbala Province has been planned by the Holy Quran Supreme Committee affiliated to the Secretariat of Iraq’s Board of Ministers.
  2. European Parliament: Human rights resolutions: Tibet, Bahrain, Syria
    Parliament condemns the repression of citizens in Bahrain, which has led to dozens of deaths and injuries, and urges the immediate and unconditional release of all peaceful demonstrators, political activists, human rights defenders, doctors and paramedics, bloggers and journalists. It also expresses its solidarity with the families of all the victims.
  3. Bahrain: Urgent measures required to combat discrimination against women
    (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) -Joint press release – FIDH – Coalition for equality without reservation – Bahrain Human Rights Society (BHRS) – Bahrein Center for Human Rights (BCHR)
  4. 17 malicious cases and jail terms for 96-years for prisoner of conscience, bahraini Shiite Cleric Almiqdad
    (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – Increasing issues and evidence are brought to the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, which indicates that the Bahraini authorities have exploited the events of February 14, 2011 and its repercussions for revenge against its opponents of political and human rights activists.
  5. Zeynabiyyah Religious School to Open in India
    On the occasion of Eid Al-Ghadir, Zeynabiyyah religious school for women will open on November 15 in Mashak Ganj region in Lucknow District of Uttar Pradesh State, India.
  6. Beirut has spared no effort to determine Imam Sadr’s fate
    The Lebanese government has made every effort to determine Imam Musa al-Sadr’s fate, Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati told a number of family members of al-Sadr during a recent meeting in Beirut.
  7. Iran saves two oil tankers from pirates
    The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Navy warship fleet has thwarted separate attempts by pirates to seize two Iranian oil tankers in the Gulf of Aden.
  8. Iraqi PM: 615 Detained in Anti-Baathist Sweep
    BAGHDAD — Iraq’s prime minister says 615 people have been detained in a security sweep targeting members of the former ruling Baath party.
  9. In Rubble-Strewn Sitra, Faces of the Young Foretell a Grim Future for Bahrain
    SITRA, Bahrain — Sometimes a name suggests a condition. There was Beirut a generation ago, Baghdad more recently. In Bahrain, a Persian Gulf state so polarized that truth itself is a matter of interpretation, it is Sitra. Here, the faces of young men foretell a future for the country that looks like the rubble-strewn and violent streets of this town.

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