1. Iraqi Shia Blocs inch Towards Power-Sharing
    The negotiatioins between the Iraq’s two main shia blocs State of Law Coalition and Iraqi National Alliance to form the next government in Iraq apperas to be nearing a conclusion, with the main sticking point being how to nominate a prime minister
  2. Deeds of Aaimma, Mara’aje must be followed to chuck out all troubles, says Moosavi
    RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: The Quaid-i-Millat-i-Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi has said that the principles of religion and Shariat, sayings of Rasool (SAAW), Aal-e-Rasool (A.S.) and pious Sahaba Karam, and deeds of Aaimma Huda, Fuqaha, and Mara’aje Azzam would have to be followed to get rid of all difficulties.
  3. Iraqiya hails ‘successful’ Iran talks
    The Iraqiya party, which won the most seats in the country’s March 7 parliamentary elections, has announced that its members have had a “successful” visit to Iran.
  4. Ulema council: Afghans not servants
    Afghanistan’s influential Ulema Council gives credence to President Karzai’s comments against the West, saying that he gave voice to Afghan’s call for an end to inaction.
  5. Pakistan Senate curbs pres. powers
    Pakistan’s Senate has unanimously approved constitutional reforms that will strip the president of key powers and would turn him into a ceremonial head of state.
  6. Allawi urges US meddling in Iraq vote
    Former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi warns of a sectarian war if a Shia coalition takes power in the country and urging US intervention.
  7. Afghans abused in US ‘secret jail’
    British media reports say American forces have been abusing Afghan prisoners in a “secret jail” at the Bagram air base located north of the capital, Kabul.
  8. Iran Bars Ex-President Khatami from Travel: Website
    TEHRAN (Reuters) – Moderate former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami has been barred from traveling abroad, the pro-reform Parlemannews website reported on Thursday.
  9. Pakistan failed to protect Bhutto, probe death: U.N.
    (Reuters) – Pakistan failed to properly protect former prime minister Benazir Bhutto or investigate her assassination and “severely hampered” a United Nations inquiry, U.N. investigators said on Thursday.
  10. Police find bodies of 14 Iraqis kidnapped by Qaeda
    SAMARRA, Iraq – Authorities have discovered the bodies of nine firefighters and five civilians who were kidnapped by Al Qaeda, an Iraqi police colonel said on Thursday.