News: 25-May-09

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  1. Hundreds ‘tortured’ in Iraqi prisons
    Iraq’s Ministry of Human Rights has declared in a report that hundreds of people were tortured in Iraqi prisons last year.
  2. Egypt blocks relief convoy to Gaza
    Participants of the Hope Convoy carrying humanitarian and medical aid to the Gaza Strip decided to protest at the Rafah Border terminal
  3. Saudi will expel offender official
    “The fingerprinting problem of Iranian women pilgrims by Saudi officials has resolved”, Deputy of Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization said.
  4. Bahraini Shias demand equal rights
    As Shias, who make up 70 percent of the population in Bahrain, complain of discrimination in housing and jobs by the ruling Sunni Muslim elite
  5. US soldiers taking swine flu to Persian Gulf
    A Kuwaiti official has confirmed that eighteen US soldiers have developed H1N1 flu, as the first cases of the disease in the Arab country.
  6. Al-Shabaab claims suicide bombing
    Al-Shabaab fighters have claimed responsibility for a recent suicide attack on government troops in the lawless Somali capital, Mogadishu.

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