News: 18-Apr-13

  1. Deadly blasts, assassination strike Iraq before election
    (CNN) — Four blasts in and around Baghdad killed at least three people and wounded 16 on Wednesday, police said.
  2. “Imam Sajjad (AS) Treatise on Rights” publishes in Ethiopia
    Sponsored by Iranian cultural office in Addis Ababa, “Imam Sajjad (AS) Treatise on Rights” published and released in Ethiopia.
  3. UN supports first Shia Imam Shrine to join UNESCO World Heritage list
    UN special representative in Iraq met with top Iraqi jurisprudent hailed the role of Shia leadership in Iraq announcing UN support for registration of Imam Ali (AS) shrine in UNESCO World Heritage list.
  4. Saudi Arabia’s Clans of Terror
    On his site, Walid Shoebat has an interesting discussion about the role of Saudi clans in supporting terrorism. While America is an individualistic society, the Muslim world is often tribal. Clan matters more than country.
  5. Saudi Arabia Reportedly Deports Men for Being ‘Too Handsome’
    It’s a good problem to have, but it’s still a problem for three men who have reportedly been deported from Saudi Arabia for being “too handsome.”
  6. Iranian Reporter Receives Death Threat from MKO in Rome
    TEHRAN (FNA)- The anti-Iran terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO, also known as the MEK, PMOI and NCRI) threatened to kill a reporter of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) in Rome.
  7. What caused latest deadly earthquake in Iran
    The strongest earthquake to hit Iran in more than 50 years was a subduction-zone quake — the same tectonic setting underlying deadly temblors in Japan, Chile and Indonesia.
  8. Iran’s vulnerability to earthquakes
    This latest tremor is centred on the remote and sparsely populated province of Sistan Baluchistan in the far south-east of the country, not far from the border with Pakistan.
  9. Muslim Brotherhood Dismisses Fears of Shiite Expansion in Egypt
    Brotherhood leader Wahdan assures that Sunni-Muslim Egypt will not be invaded by visiting Shiites, reminding that Jewish and Buddhist tourists also visit and no harm is done.

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