News: 16-Dec-12

  1. Shiite ulema continue sit-in against target killings
    KARACHI – The sit-in staged by the Shia Ulema Council (SUC) at Numaish Chowrangi, continued on the second day Saturday against the target killings of Shiites in the city.
  2. Iraq: 2 Iranian pilgrims martyred in a bus blast in Samarra
    At least two Iranian pilgrims have been martyred and 20 others wounded in four roadside bombs in the Iraqi city of Samarra, north of the capital, Baghdad.
  3. Drunken Saudi Prince Kills Young Man in Riyadh
    A drunk Saudi prince shot dead a young man in a park in the capital city of Riyadh on Friday.
  4. Terrorists fire rockets at Peshawar airport, 4 dead
    PESHAWAR: At least four people were killed when militants attacked the airport in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Saturday and traded gunfire with soldiers, military and health officials said.
  5. Russia’s Religious Authorities Underline Need for Confronting Wahabism
    A representative of Russia’s Orthodox Church and a Muslim cleric from Tatarstan in a TV program stressed the need for fighting the spread of Wahabist ideology.
  6. Iran to hold presidential elections in mid-June
    Iran’s Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar announced that presidential elections in the Islamic Republic will be held on June 14, 2013, Press TV reported.
  7. Iran, IAEA express progress in talks
    TEHRAN, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) — The Islamic republic and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have expressed progress in the recent talks over Iran’s nuclear program.
  8. Thousands of Bahrainis hold pro-reform rally in Manama + Pics
    Tens of thousands of people in Bahrain have staged a pro-reform demonstration in the capital city, Manama, despite a ban imposed by the Al Khalifa regime on protests.
  9. Iran’s Sharif University placed among world’s 350 best universities
    TEHRAN – Iran’s Sharif University of Technology has been placed among the world’s 350 best universities in 2012, according to the rankings recently published by the Times Higher Education magazine.
  10. Iraq-Kurd deal offers hope, but challenges remain
    BAGHDAD (AP) — A deal brokered by Iraq’s president this week gives the central government and the Kurdish minority an opportunity to step back from a military standoff that has threatened to tip the country back into armed conflict just a year after the last American troops left.

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