News: 25-May-12

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  1. Terrorists kill 3 Iranian & Lebanese Shia pilgrims in west Iraq
    A bomb explosion in Iraq’s western province of Anbar has killed three Shia pilgrims, including two Iranian nationals and a Lebanese, Iraqi officials say.
  2. Grand Shia Cleric: Muslims Should Mark Imam Hadi’s Martyrdom More Glorious
    Grand Iranian Shia cleric, Ayatollah Lotfollah Safi Golpaigani called on Muslims to hold commemorating ceremonies for the Martyrdom of Imam Hadi (PBUH) and try to make the ceremonies better and more glorious than previous years.
  3. First Mosque for Shia Muslims Opens in Finland
    The first mosque and cultural center for Finland’s Shi’ites was inaugurated in the capital Helsinki earlier this week.
  4. Bahrain jails daughter of hunger striker
    Zainab al-Khawaja, the daughter of a prominent imprisoned opposition activist, has begun hunger strike, like her father.
  5. New Syrian parliament begins work under new constitution
    The new Syrian parliament has begun work under a new constitution approved by a majority of voters in a February referendum.
  6. Baghdad Talks End, Iran Says No Need for New Round of Talks
    The second round of fresh nuclear talks between Iran and the world powers had concluded in the Iraqi capital on Thursday as an Iranian official assured that there are no diplomatic grounds for a new round of negotiations.
  7. Iranian Navy Saves U.S. Ship from Pirates
    Iran’s naval forces on Thursday saved an American cargo ship from pirates in the Oman Sea.
  8. Shia Leader Blames SCAF for Foreigners’ Meddling in Egypt
    A prominent Shiite Egyptian leader took the country’s ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) responsible for paving the ground for the foreign states’ meddling in Egypt’s internal affairs, specially the presidential election.
  9. Kurdish oil deal stirs Iraqi tensions
    Autonomous region’s oil minister outlines plans to export oil and gas to Turkey, increasing tensions with Baghdad.
  10. Bahrain police officer to face trial for torturing reporter
    A Bahrain police officer charged with torturing a female journalist during last year’s crackdown on anti-government protests will go on trial next month, the prosecution said on Thursday.

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