Students, medics abducted in Bahrain

Tehran Times Bahraini forces have reportedly abducted two female students and four women medics in different cities in line with the country’s harsh Saudi-backed crackdown. According to Press TV, the students were kidnapped in Bilad al-Qadim city and the medics in Isa town on Tuesday, witnesses said. Earlier on Tuesday, […]

Opposition parties (in Jordan) express concern over ‘deliberate delay’ in implementing reforms

By Mohammad Ben Hussein AMMAN – The National Coalition of Opposition Parties on Tuesday expressed concern over what they claimed was the government’s deliberate delay in implementing political and economic reforms. “The official policies to delay speeding up democratic reform is dangerous,” the coalition said following a meeting on Monday […]

China drafting special law on climate change

BRUSSELS – China’s chief negotiator to UN climate change talks said here on Tuesday that the country is drafting a special law dedicated to climate change and will explore a low carbon development path suitable to China. “We are in the process of preparing for a special law dedicated to climate […]

China software industry Q1 revenue surges 27%

BEIJING – China’s software industry revenue in the first three months surged 27 percent year on year to 345.4 billion yuan ($53 billion), the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said Tuesday.   Related readings:  31 central government departments complete installation of genuine software  Chinese steel firm settles software piracy […]

Iranians top the list of Umrah pilgrims

Arab News By MUHAMMAD HUMAIDAN JEDDAH: A total of 724,000 pilgrims arrived for Umrah until early April, said the Haj Ministry on Monday, adding that the Umrah season has so far been a success. According to Haj Ministry records, 257,000 of the pilgrims were from Iran, 235,000 from Turkey, 171,000 […]

An open letter to Mubashir Lucman

On April 21, 2011 the Supreme Court of Pakistan announced the verdict on Mukhtar Mai’s case. According to the verdict, the initial judgment of the Lahore High Court was upheld and five out of six accused in Mai’s gang rape were acquitted. Various news channels covered the acquittal including several […]