- Kidnap threatens Lebanese stability
Fears are mounting that the kidnap of 11 Lebanese Shia pilgrims in Syria last week could destabilise Lebanon if its own Shia population seeks to carry out revenge attacks on Sunni Muslims.
- Blasts across Baghdad kill 18, injure 53
By yesterday, among attacks that killed 18 people and wounded 53 in Iraq’s bloodiest day in more than a month, police and hospital medics said.. Five blasts hit the capital.
- Kuwaiti tweeter jailed 6 months for insulting Shias
KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait’s court of appeals Thursday reduced a seven-year jail term of a Sunni tweeter to a six-month imprisonment for allegedly insulting the faith of the Shia minority, his lawyer said.
- Syria Releases 500 Crisis Prisoners
Syria released Thursday 500 detainees who were arrested during the 15-month crisis and not involved in homicide acts, state-run SANA news agency reported.
- Secret hand of NATO behind Houla massacre
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has said that most of the civilian victims of last week’s massacre in the Syrian town of Houla were executed.
- 300,000 Yemeni kids are starving food crisis
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – People fleeing fighting in the North and South of this troubled country live in squalid camps with almost no chance of returning home and finding anything left.
- MKO Collaborating with Iraqi Dissidents, Al-Qaeda to Topple Maliki Gov’t
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – A defected member of the terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO also known as the MEK, PMOI and NCR) disclosed on Wednesday that the group’s ringleaders are collaborating with the leaders of Iraq’s dissident groups as well as the Al-Qaeda network in the country to topple Nuri al-Maliki’s government.
- Iran to build space model of star-finder system
Iran plans to build the space model of “Nasir 1″ star-finder system by mid March.