News: 30-Jan-12

  1. Saudi Prominent Shi’a Preacher Passed Away
    A Saudi Arabia’s prominent Shia preacher and religious singer [eulogizer], Molla Abdorrasoul Albesare passed away at the age of 68 on Saturday night January 29.
  2. Dozen of Bahraini protesters injured in clashes with al-Khalifa regime
    A dozen protesters in Bahrain have been injured during clashes between regime forces and anti-government demonstrators across the country.
  3. Iran bill to ban oil sales to EU postponed
    Iran’s parliament has postponed a vote on a bill requiring the government to immediately halt crude oil sales to Europe, an Iranian lawmaker said Sunday.
  4. Iraqi bloc ends parliament boycott over Hashemi warrant
    Iraq’s opposition Iraqiyya bloc has decided to end a boycott of parliament, a spokeswoman says, paving the way for talks with other political groups.
  5. Iran “very optimistic” on nuclear experts’ visit
    Iran said on Sunday it was very optimistic over a visit by U.N. nuclear inspectors aimed at shedding light on suspected military aspects of Tehran’s atomic work but suggested Tehran would curb cooperation if the experts became a “tool” for outside powers.
  6. Bahrain detainees to begin hunger strike
    Bahraini detainees and activists convicted for taking part in anti-government demonstrations last year will begin a hunger strike Sunday protesting a new crackdown on demonstrators, a rights group said.
  7. Fourth Iraq route opened by flydubai
    The fourth of the new routes into Iraq by low cost airline flydubai was completed today with the inaugural flight to Najaf.
  8. Iran, Iraq Agree to Launch Joint Shipping Line
    Iran and Iraq reached an agreement on launching a joint shipping line to enhance their marine cooperation, Managing-Director of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) Seyed Ataollah Sadr announced on Sunday.

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