- Protest against deadly attack in Parachinar
ISLAMABAD: Dozens of protestors, belonging to the various areas of Kurram Agency staged a protest rally against the recent deadly suicide blast at Parachinar that resulted into life loss of 29 injuring many.
- UN calls for unimpeded access to Syria
BRUSSELS – The UN under secretary-general for humanitarian affairs Valerie Amos on Tuesday called on Syria to allow aid groups unimpeded access to the country.
- Iraq to approve new Saudi ambassador
BAGHDAD – Iraq will approve the nomination of a non-resident Saudi ambassador, the Iraqi foreign minister said Tuesday, terming it a positive sign for the normalisation of ties between the two countries.
- Iran, IAEA to carry on talks: delegate
TEHRAN – Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency whose officials wound up a two-day visit to Tehran on Tuesday are to hold further negotiations, the country’s delegate to the UN watchdog said.http://www.khaleejtimes.com/displayarticle.asp?xfile=data/middleeast/2012/February/middleeast_February634.xml§ion=middleeast&col=
- KABUL – Afghan protesters firing slingshots and petrol bombs besieged the largest US-run military base in Afghanistan on Tuesday, furious over reports that NATO troops had set fire to copies of the Holy Quran.
- ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s interior minister says the government will ask Interpol to arrest ex-President Pervez Musharraf in connection with the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
- Saudi Arabia’s interior ministry has defended the regime forces’ ruthless repression of anti-discrimination protests and threatened to use an “iron fist” against protesters.
- Head of Iranian Space Agency (ISA) Hamid Fazeli says the country plans to launch its domestically-built Fajr (Dawn) satellite into space during early months of the new Iranian calendar year (commencing on March 20).
- Scores have been killed as fresh protests make their way to Pearl Square demanding freedom amid a violent crackdown on the popular uprising by imported security forces.