- Iraqi Shia Blocs inch Towards Power-Sharing
The negotiatioins between the Iraq’s two main shia blocs State of Law Coalition and Iraqi National Alliance to form the next government in Iraq apperas to be nearing a conclusion, with the main sticking point being how to nominate a prime minister
- Deeds of Aaimma, Mara’aje must be followed to chuck out all troubles, says Moosavi
RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: The Quaid-i-Millat-i-Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi has said that the principles of religion and Shariat, sayings of Rasool (SAAW), Aal-e-Rasool (A.S.) and pious Sahaba Karam, and deeds of Aaimma Huda, Fuqaha, and Mara’aje Azzam would have to be followed to get rid of all difficulties.
- Iraqiya hails ‘successful’ Iran talks
The Iraqiya party, which won the most seats in the country’s March 7 parliamentary elections, has announced that its members have had a “successful” visit to Iran.
- Ulema council: Afghans not servants
Afghanistan’s influential Ulema Council gives credence to President Karzai’s comments against the West, saying that he gave voice to Afghan’s call for an end to inaction.
- Pakistan Senate curbs pres. powers
Pakistan’s Senate has unanimously approved constitutional reforms that will strip the president of key powers and would turn him into a ceremonial head of state.
- Allawi urges US meddling in Iraq vote
Former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi warns of a sectarian war if a Shia coalition takes power in the country and urging US intervention.
- Afghans abused in US ‘secret jail’
British media reports say American forces have been abusing Afghan prisoners in a “secret jail” at the Bagram air base located north of the capital, Kabul.
- Iran Bars Ex-President Khatami from Travel: Website
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Moderate former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami has been barred from traveling abroad, the pro-reform Parlemannews website reported on Thursday.
- Pakistan failed to protect Bhutto, probe death: U.N.
(Reuters) – Pakistan failed to properly protect former prime minister Benazir Bhutto or investigate her assassination and “severely hampered” a United Nations inquiry, U.N. investigators said on Thursday.
- Police find bodies of 14 Iraqis kidnapped by Qaeda
SAMARRA, Iraq – Authorities have discovered the bodies of nine firefighters and five civilians who were kidnapped by Al Qaeda, an Iraqi police colonel said on Thursday.