An Ailing Ayatollah? Iran's Supreme Leader may be gravely ill
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Reports indicate Khamenei may be chronically ill
Iran's Supreme Leader may be suffering from a serious illness- he's not showing his face and didn't even offer his customary greeting to Iranian pilgrims as they set off for Mecca for the Shiite religious festival of Ghadeer.
Source: Uskowi on Iran
Assad needs personal safety guarantees – Russia
Who's got Assad's back? Medvedev said Assad might be worried by the fates suffered by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak - who was overthrown and put on trial - and Libya's Muammar Gaddafi, who met a grisly death after being ousted from power.
Source: Arab Saga
VIDEO: Saudi Man Beats Worker for “Talking to his Wife”
Twitterers chime in on a the video. "That video of Saudi beating the foreign worker is just so so so horrifying. Countries shouldn't allow their citizens to go there..."
Source: Global Voices Online
In Translation: Egypt heading outside history
Egypt’s current problem is that it is moving along a path leading outside of history, and one fears that Egypt will drag the Arab world along with it in the end.
Source: The Arabist
Can Starbucks Do for Tea What it Did for Coffee?
Ever had a White Chocolate Peppermint Rooibos or a Strawberry Blush Rosé Oolong tea? Starbucks hope that you will in the near future.
Source: No Garlic No Onions