Saudi Court Detains Rights Lawyer

A Saudi court has ordered the arrest of a prominent rights lawyer who was standing trial for insulting the authorities in the ultraconservative kingdom and defying its ruler, the man's wife said Wednesday
 

Threat to Deport Ayatollah Najati Consecrates Sectarian Oppression in Bahrain

Human Rights Organizations condemned the Bahraini regime threat to deport Ayatollah Sheikh Hussein Najati from Bahrain on Thursday
 

Mass Processions Bid Farewell to Martyrs Hajj Hasan, Mantash

The funeral procession of colleague martyr Hamza Hajj Hasan moved in the town of Shaath in Bekaa from his house to the cemetry where a military salute and a prayer were performed for the sake of the martyr
 

U.S.: Israeli, Palestinian Negotiators to Meet

The Zionist and Palestinian negotiators will meet on Wednesday to try to extend talks beyond an April 29 deadline, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday.
 

Four Dead, 284 Missing in S. Korea Ferry Sinking

South Korean rescuers and dive teams worked frantically under floodlights as fears rose for nearly 300 people missing after a ferry sank Wednesday with 462 on board, mostly high school students bound for a holiday island
 

Syrian Army Inflicts Heavy Losses upon Terrorists Ranks

Syrian Army operations carried out Wednesday resulted in inflicting heavy losses upon the terrorists as many of their gatherings were targeted, while their attempts to infiltrate areas were thwarted
 

Lebanese Authorities Search for Cars Booby-trapped in Yabroud, Rankous

Lebanese security services continued the interrogation with Mohammad Abed Al-Hamid Kassem, one of the most dangerous wanted terrorist who confessed that he had prepared booby-trapped cars in Yabroud and Rankous, according to Al-Akhbar newspaper.
 

Iraq to Close Abu Ghraib Prison

Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, which became the focus of abuses carried out by invading US forces during the occupation of the country, will now be closed.
 

Jordanian Jets Destroy Vehicles on Border Crossing from Syria

Jordan's air force hit and destroyed military vehicles trying to cross from Syria, Jordanian state television said on Wednesday.
 

Russian Mid-East Envoy Arrives in Cairo

Russian envoy for the Middle East peace process Sergey Vershinin arrived in Cairo late Tuesday for a three-day visit to Egypt, World Bulletin website reported.
 

Anti-Government Protesters Seize Ukrainian APCs, Army Units Switch Sides

Kiev’s military faced off with protesters in east Ukraine on Wednesday to sort out their differences…and found none. Soldiers appeared reluctant to go into battle against anti-government activists
 

Berri: April 23 First Session to Elect New Lebanese President

Speaker of the House, Nabih Berri, on Wednesday discussed during the weekly meeting with the MPs the current situation and the headway of the legislative session at the Parliament devoted to endorse the salary scale bill
 

Zionist Entity Decides to Delay Peace Talks over Shooting

The Zionist entity announced that a meeting with Palestinian negotiators scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed.
 

Chinese FM to Jarba: Syria at Critical Moment

Chinese Foreign Minister told the head of the so-called Syrian National Council, Ahmad Jarba, that Syria has reach a new "critical moment" as the world awaits news of fresh peace talks.
 

More Than 300 People Missing As South Korean Ferry Sinks

Almost 300 people were missing after a ferry sank off South Korea on Wednesday, the coastguard said, in what could be the country's biggest peacetime disaster in nearly 20 years.
 

Zionist Police Breaks into Al-Aqsa, Wounds 30 Palestinians

More than 30 of Palestinians holding a sit-in in Al-Aqsa Mosque were wounded after Israeli occupation forces shot at them on Wednesday in an attempt to eject them by force from the mosque, Al-Manar correspondent said.
 

Iran Slams New UK Sanctions against Tehran as Biased

Tehran slammed Britain’s renewed sanctions on Iranian individuals as politically-motivated and biased.
 

US Insists on Denying Visa to Iran Envoy to UN, Tehran Protests

The United States reiterated refusal to grant visa to Iran’s pick for the position of ambassador to the United Nations, Hamid Aboutalebi.
 

Iran Announces It Will Stage Massive Joint Drills, Velayat 93

The Islamic Republic of Iran announced its armed forces will stage stage 'Velayat 93' joint drills in the second half of the current Iranian year.
 

US Insists on Denying Visa to Iran Envoy to UN

The United States reiterated refusal to grant visa to Iran’s pick for the position of ambassador to the United Nations, Hamid Aboutalebi.