- Iran holds fifth trial over election unrest
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran began a fifth trial on Monday of people accused of fomenting street unrest after a disputed presidential election three months ago, official media reported.
- Shoe-throwerâs release delayed until Tuesday
Muntazer al-Zaidi, the television reporter jailed for throwing his shoes at former US president George W. Bush, will be released from prison on Tuesday.
- 37 killed in fire at Kazakh drug rehab clinic
TALDYKORGAN â” Fire roared through a drug treatment center in Kazakhstan with a history of safety violations, killing 37 people as patients tried to escape through barred windows, officials said.
- Blast kills 4 in Pakistan’s Baluchistan
At least four people have been killed in a landmine explosion in southwestern Pakistan, as violence continues to take its toll in the conflict-riddled country.
- Ex-Intel officer discloses US plans for Pakistan
The US seeks to establish new military bases in Pakistan to keep the country destabilized and control its nuclear weapons, says a former head of Pakistan’s intelligence service.
- In Yemen, Shia fighters seize military base
As clashes intensify, Yemeni Zeidi Shia fighters say they have seized a military base, army weapons and arrested 85 soldiers.
- Gunmen Kill Policeman’s Sleeping Family in Iraq
BAGHDAD, (AP) â” Gunmen broke into the home of a Kurdish policeman in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk while he was away early Sunday, killing his wife and three children as they slept, authorities said.
- Debate Grows in Switzerland Over Mosque Minaret Ban
The Swiss Council of Religions, representing Jewish, Protestant, and Muslim religious leaders, has come out against a proposed ban on the construction of mosques with minarets in Switzerland.
- Kuwait– 550 converted to Islam: IPC
The Assistant Director-General for Daâwah at the Islamic Presentation Committee (IPC) Jamal al-Shatti announced over 550 people converted to Islam within the first 20 days of Ramadan throughout 15 branches of the IPC, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily.
- Millions gather in Najaf to observe Imam Ali martyrdom (PIC)
HOLY NAJAF, Iraq: Millions of mourners descended at the holy city of Najaf to observe here the anniversary of martyrdom of Sayedol Wasiyyeen, Imam-ol Mottaqeen, Amir-ol Moâminin Al-Imam Ali ibne Abi Talib (AS) on Ramadan 21 that fell this year on Friday September 11.