News: 23-May-12

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  1. Lawyer: Jailed Bahrain activist Nabeel Rajab granted bail
    A court in Bahrain granted bail Sunday for a jailed rights activist, but he remained in detention to await another court hearing later this week, a defense lawyer said.
  2. Nahjul-Balaqah and Literature Nat’l Congress to Be Held in Qom
    Quran and Nahjul-Balaqah Educational-research Center in the holy city of Qom is to organize a national congress on “Nahjul-Balaqah and Literature” in the coming November.
  3. Saudi Wahabis behind murder of IRI Sunni figure
    Wahhabi circles in Saudi Arabia had paid around USD 500,000 for the assassination of an Iranian Sunni Alim in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan earlier this year.
  4. Bombing kills 5 in Damascus
    A bomb attack in Damascus has killed at least five people in the latest in a series of bombings targeting Syria over the past few weeks.
  5. Grand Iranian Shia Cleric: Bahraini Rulers Conduct Totally Inhumane
    Grand Ayatollah Lotfollah Safi-Golpayegani, a Qom-based Shi’a source of jurisprudence, referring to catastrophic conditions of Bahraini Shi’as, said on Monday that Bahraini rulers’ behavior is totally inhumane.
  6. Canadian Govt. in Collaboration with Zionist Lobby Revoke the Shia Islamic School Permit
    Reportedly, in the largest populated city Toronto in Canada, the Zionist lobby was preparing themselves very quietly for violence against Shia community from last many years, and it is still ongoing.
  7. Kidnap of pilgrims in Syria raises tension in Lebanon
    The kidnapping of 13 Lebanese Shia pilgrims in Syria has sparked angry protests in Beirut, adding to fears that Lebanon is being dragged into the unrest afflicting its neighbour.
  8. Deal with Iran on N-probe near: UN
    PARIS: In an apparent breakthrough that could play into the broader confrontation over Iran’s disputed nuclear ambitions, the leader of the UN nuclear monitoring arm said on Tuesday that, despite unspecified differences, he expects to sign a deal with Tehran “quite soon” on arrangements for a probe into potential military applications of the programme.
  9. Pakistan’s Hazaras targeted by campaign of ethnic-communal killings
    More than twenty Hazaras were killed and some thirty others wounded in a series of ambushes last month in Quetta, the capital of Pakistan’s Balochistan province. Since 1998, 700 Hazaras and some 300 other members of Pakistan’s Shia minority have died in Balochistan as a result of targeted ethnic-communal killings.
  10. Bahraini court fines Zainab al-Khawaja daughter of opposition activist
    A court in Bahrain on Monday fined Zainab al-Khawaja, the daughter of a prominent opposition activist, for insulting a government employee and her lawyer said she was still detained pending trial in a different case.

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