News: 22-Jun-13

  1. UAE to try 30 over Brotherhood links
    The United Arab Emirates is set to put on trial 30 Egyptians and Emiratis on charges of running an illegal branch of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood.
  2. Over 120 political prisoners go on hunger strike: Activists
    More than 120 prisoners in Saudi Arabia have gone on hunger strike to express their anger at inhumane prison conditions, human rights activists say.
  3. Turkey may face 1mn Syrian refugees by end of 2013: UN
    The United Nations has warned that the number of Syrian refugees in Turkey could double to one million by the end of the year should the unrest in the Arab country not end.
  4. New weapons supplied to militants in Syria
    Foreign-backed militants fighting against the government of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad say they have received new weapons which they claim can change the course of the battle.
  5. Turkey summons German envoy over Angela Merkel’s comments
    Turkey has summoned German ambassador over Chancellor Angela Merkel’s criticism of Turkish police’s heavy-handed response to anti-government protests and her opposition to Turkey’s bid to join the European Union.
  6. Maliki calls for greater UN cooperation to oust MKO terrorists
    Baghdad has urged greater cooperation from the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) to remove Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) terrorists from the country.
  7. India backs Iran’s presidency over Conference on Disarmament
    India has voiced support for Iran’s presidency over the UN-sponsored Conference on Disarmament, saying it is an honor to hold talks under the presidency of Tehran, Press TV reports.
  8. Iran, ideal destination for Islamic countries’ health tourists
    Thanks to its geographical position, the conditions in neighboring countries, and the advanced medical facilities, Iran is gradually becoming an ideal destination for Islamic and regional health tourists.
  9. 15 Martyred on Shia Mosque Bomb Attack in Pakistan
    At least 15 people have been martyred and over two dozen severely injured in a bomb attack on a Shia mosque and religious seminary in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar
  10. Kuwait sets date for parliamentary elections
    Kuwait’s cabinet has approved a decree setting a legislative poll for July 25 after the constitutional court scrapped parliament and upheld the controversial electoral law.

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