News: 24-Jul-13

  1. Imam Hussein holy shrine participates in Quranic evening ceremony in Mohammediya University – Indonesia
    At the presence of a large number of people, the delegation representing the Imam Hussein holy shrine has participated in the Quranic evening ceremony held in Mohammedya University in Indonesia.
  2. Grand Shia Cleric warns against Egypt situation
    Grand Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi, top jurisprudent and professor at Qom Seminary, referred to chaotic situation in Egypt and noted Mohammad Morsi’s blind pursuit of Salafi objectives as the reason for his topple.
  3. Bahrain arrests three people over bomb attack on mosque in Riffa
    Bahraini security forces have arrested three suspects in connection with the recent bomb attack on a mosque in Riffa, the kingdom’s second largest city.
  4. Syria Kurds release Takfiri leader in prisoner swap: UK-based group
    An al-Qaeda-linked militant group in Syria has released hundreds of Kurdish prisoners in return for the release of their local leader, a UK-based monitoring group says.
  5. US hands over Syria crisis management to KSA: Opposition
    A Syrian opposition bloc says the US has handed over the management of the crisis in the Arab country to Saudi spying services, expressing concern over the Saudi influence.
  6. Vote rigging fear grows ahead of Iraq parliamentary election
    There are growing fears of irregularities in the upcoming parliamentary elections in Iraq’s Kurdistan region, Press TV reports.
  7. Gunmen shoot and kill two Shia Muslims in southwestern Pakistan
    Unidentified gunmen have shot and killed at least two Shia Muslims in the volatile southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, security sources say.
  8. US And Russia Simultaneously Announce Intent To Arm Opposing Sides In Syria
    In an almost palpable irony, Russian and U.S. officials simultaneously announced their intent to move forward with controversial arms transfers to opposing sides in the Syrian civil war Monday.
  9. Al-Qaida says it freed 500 inmates in Iraq prison raids
    BAGHDAD: Al-Qaida claimed responsibility on Tuesday for simultaneous raids on two Iraqi prisons and said more than 500 inmates had been set free in the operation, one of its most brazen in Iraq.
  10. Insight: How European courts are dismantling sanctions on Iran
    (Reuters) – In the years-long campaign to tie a web of sanctions around Iran and stall its nuclear program, the European Union may just have met its biggest obstacle: its own law courts.

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