Syrian army has deployed several units to northern borders with Turkey in a bid to confront aggressions by Turkish forces allied by the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) launched against Kurdish-populated towns.
Millions of Muslims from across the globe begin the great march of Arba’een going to the Iraqi holy city of Karbala on foot as Arba’een, the 40th day after martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS), third Shia Imam and grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) approaches.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has stressed Tehran’s rights as an established power in the region and called on the Arab countries in the region to recognize the Islamic Republic as tradition power in the Middle East.
Tunisia’s moderate Ennahda movement has come out on top in the country’s parliamentary elections -- securing 52 seats of the 217-seat parliament -- while the recently formed Qalb Tounes (Heart of Tunisia) came in second with 38 members, according to the country’s election commission.
Two separate explosions, possibly caused by missile attacks, have hit an Iranian oil tanker operated by the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) near the Saudi port city of Jeddah, in what Tehran calls a "dangerous adventure".
Iraq’s most prominent Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has called on the Baghdad government to launch a thorough investigation into the wave of violence during recent protests against corruption, staggering youth unemployment and poor public services, which started in the capital and then spread to other cities.