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Former PM: Baghdad Not to Allow PKK Undermine Security in Iraq, Neighbors
TEHRAN (FNA)- Former Iraqi prime minister and head of the Iraqi National Alliance Ibrahim Jafari said Baghdad will not allow elements of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) who are entering Iraq's soil as part of a deal with Turkey to threaten security of Iraq and the neighboring states.

Report Warns Israel of Hezbollah's Crushing Missile Power
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Lebanese Resistance Movement Hezbollah has all parts of Israel within the reach of its long-range missiles and it can surprise Tel Aviv with its high capabilities, the Israeli media said. ( 18:18:42 - 2013/05/12)

Persian Gulf Arabs Preying on Young Syrian Refugee Girls in Jordan
TEHRAN (FNA)- In Jordan, hundreds of Syrian females have been affected by an informal trade that has sprung up since the start of the conflict in Syria, where men use "agents" to source Syrian refugees to use for sex. ( 17:01:07 - 2013/05/12)

Barclays in US Probe over Links to Saudi Prince
TEHRAN (FNA)- A prominent member of the Saudi royal family is at the heart of a US criminal probe into whether Barclays made improper payments in the kingdom, with investigators scrutinizing two separate incidents linked to a son of King Abdullah. ( 16:32:03 - 2013/05/12)

Navy Chief: Russia's Mediterranean Task Force to Include Nuclear Subs
TEHRAN (FNA)- Russia's Mediterranean task force will comprise 5-6 warships and may be enlarged to include nuclear submarines, Navy Commander Adm. Viktor Chirkov said on Sunday. ( 16:31:27 - 2013/05/12)

New York Times Bureau Chief in Pakistan Ordered to Leave Country
TEHRAN (FNA)- Declan Walsh on Sunday morning was handed an expulsion order, which stated that his visa had been cancelled due to "your undesirable activities" without providing additional details. ( 16:31:12 - 2013/05/12)

North Korea Slams US Aircraft Carrier's Arrival
TEHRAN (FNA)- North Korea criticized the arrival of the US aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in the South for a joint drill as an "extremely reckless" provocation and a rehearsal for war against the Southeast Asian state. ( 16:30:56 - 2013/05/12)

Domestic Violence in Saudi Arabia
TEHRAN (FNA)- Three out of 10 women in Saudi Arabia are subjected to domestic violence, said Maha al-Muneef, head of the National Family Safety Program (NFSP). ( 16:12:10 - 2013/05/12)

Syria Denies Involvement in Deadly Car Bombings in Turkey
TEHRAN (FNA)- Syria denied Turkish accusations on Sunday that it had a hand in twin car bombings that killed more than 40 people in the Turkish border town of Reyhanli on Saturday, an official source said. ( 16:09:42 - 2013/05/12)

Human Rights Watch Urges Fair Trial of Saudi Cleric
TEHRAN (FNA)- Human Rights Watch called on Saudi Arabia to hold a fair trial for a prominent Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, who is an outspoken critic of the Al Saud regime. ( 16:08:19 - 2013/05/12)

Alabama University to Use Spy Drones over Campus
TEHRAN (FNA)- Officials at the University of Alabama in Huntsville unveiled a new plan to use remote-controlled unmanned aerial vehicles to provide an "eye in the sky" for police to monitor students on campus. ( 16:07:27 - 2013/05/12)

Militants Attack St. Elijah Monastery in Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian militants attacked the ancient St. Elijah Orthodox Christian monastery near Al-Qusayr not far from the Lebanese border. ( 16:05:41 - 2013/05/12)

New Jersey Hostage Standoff Ends after 3 Days; 3 Children Safe
TEHRAN (FNA)- A three-day standoff in New Jersey involving a gunman barricaded with children ended Sunday morning, authorities said. ( 15:21:49 - 2013/05/12)

NHS Battle Planned in London Next Week
TEHRAN (FNA)- An unprecedented coalition of British trade unions, Labor MPs, medical staff, anti-privatization campaign groups and London residents will descend on the streets of London on May 18 to protest government's closure and privatization of hospitals. ( 15:17:58 - 2013/05/12)

Future China-Venezuela Cooperation Looks Optimistic
TEHRAN (FNA)- Officials from Venezuela and China voiced confidence in bilateral relations since President Nicolas Maduro took office in April, saying the two countries' cooperation prospects look great. ( 15:17:41 - 2013/05/12)

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