News: 22-May-16

  1. City Khoja Shias get back pilgrim shelters in Iraq
    Among the nasty things “the butcher of Baghdad” Saddam Hussein did to the Shias in Iraq include confiscation of their several properties.
  2. Imran vows to protect lives, property of Shias
    Condemning the new spate of sectarian violence, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that sectarianism and intolerance ruin the very fabric of society and are against the basics of humanity so every citizen should be protected at all costs.
  3. The imperatives of an India-Iran relationship
    Isolated for long from the mainstream international community Iran’s geo-strategic and geo-political importance is fully recognized by India.
  4. At least 10 Iraqi civilians killed in bomb attack in Salahuddin
    AhlulBayt News Agency – At least ten people were killed in a bomb attack Saturday in Iraq’s Salahuddin Province, north of the capital, Baghdad, security sources say.
  5. Iraqi premier calls for unity, warns against chaos
    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has called on the nation to set aside political differences and unite against the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group, which is wreaking havoc in parts of Iraq, saying bringing chaos is not in the interest of the country.
  6. Crowds mourn at funeral of 2 killed at Baghdad protest
    Hundreds of mourners gathered in Baghdad’s Sadr City as families held funerals Saturday for two people killed in protests a day earlier.
  7. U.S. Anti-Hezbollah Law Unfairly Targeting Charity Network
    A Lebanese charity network run by a Shiite Muslim cleric said it had been unfairly caught up in new U.S. financial sanctions against Hezbollah, accusing Lebanese banks of applying the restrictions too widely.
  8. Britain needs to close the security gaps in its borders
    The Syrian conflict has widened the horizons of potential western jihadists – offering them a cause, a place to train and a war to cut their teeth on.
  9. Hezbollah to bolster military presence in Syria
    Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah on Friday said his Lebanese Shiite movement would boost its support for Syria’s regime after one of its top commanders was killed there last week.
  10. US rejects Russian proposal for joint air strikes on Syria
    Moscow: Moscow on Friday proposed that Russia and the United States, which have been flying separate bombing campaigns in Syria, launch joint air strikes against Islamist rebels from this week, a proposal the Pentagon swiftly rejected.

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