News: 20-Oct-13

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  1. A five thousand years antiquity back to Museum of Imam Hussein Holy Shrine
    (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – The Museum of Imam Hussein Holy has received an antiquity which dates back five thousand years belonging to the Phoenician era. It has been presented to the museum by a Lebanese family.
  2. Baghdad Shia mosque blast, 3 killed, 8 injured
    At least three people have been killed and eight others wounded in a bomb blast that hit a Shia mosque in northern Baghdad, Iraq.
  3. Activists resist Bahrain’s massive tear gas order
    Bahraini rights activists have launched a campaign urging South Korea to cancel an imminent shipment of over 1.6 million tear gas canisters reportedly ordered by the Saudi-backed Manama regime engaged in the suppression of the two-and-a-half-year-long uprising.
  4. Wahhabis Remark at Hajj: ‘We will Kill You Shia Men and Rape Your Women’
    Arab American pilgrims from the Metro Detroit area where attacked and assaulted, for what appears to be sectarian reasons, on Wednesday, Oct. 16, while performing the rituals of Hajj in Mina, Saudi Arabia.
  5. Drone strikes killed 400 civilians, says Pak; UN asks US to release data
    Pakistan has confirmed that of some 2,200 people killed by drone strikes in the past decade, at least 400 were civilians and an additional 200 victims were deemed “probable non-combatants,” a UN human rights investigator said on Friday.
  6. ‘722 suspects rejoined terror groups after acquittal in Pak’
    A majority of the nearly 2,000 suspected terrorists freed by Pakistani courts since 2007 have either joined terror groups or are involved in anti-state activities, a media report said on Saturday.
  7. Car bomb, clashes kill over 30 near Syrian capital
    Beirut: Syrian rebels blew up an army checkpoint outside Damascus on Saturday and more than 30 combatants from both sides died in the blast and ensuing clashes, a monitoring group said.
  8. Suicide bomber kills 16 in Somali cafe, al-Shabaab claim responsibility for attack
    BALADWEYNE: A suicide bomber killed at least 16 people on Saturday in an attack on a cafe in a Somali town close to the Ethiopian border frequented by local and foreign soldiers fighting al Qaida-linked rebels.
  9. Lebanese Shiite pilgrims kidnapped in Syria freed
    BEIRUT: Nine Shiite pilgrims from Lebanon kidnapped in Syria were freed late Friday night as part of a negotiated hostage deal that could see two Turkish pilots held by Lebanese militants released, officials said.
  10. Maldives police halt presidential vote, supporters stage sit-in
    (Reuters) – Maldives police forced a halt to a presidential election on Saturday, in what the leading candidate’s supporters said was a new coup as he called on them to block the streets in protest.

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