1. 15th Shaban the Happy and Auspicious Birthday Anniversary of Imam Mahdi (pbuh)
    The Happy and Auspicious Birthday Anniversary of Imam Mahdi(May Allah Almighty Hasten His Reappearance) Hadrat Hujjat ibn Hasan al-Askari(A.S.) the Twelfth Holy Imam ,Al-Mahdi, Al-Muntazar, Qa’im, Baqi’atullah was born on 15th Shaban in 255 A.H. in Samarrah(Iraq). The Reappearance and Second Coming of Imam Mahdi(A.S.),”the Ultimate Savior and Redeemer of Mankind” and “the Only Hope for Humanity” will save the world from all the evil forces and will grant salvation to humanity.
  2. Muslim girls top national average in school enrolment
    Enrolment of Muslim children in primary and upper primary classes in 2009-10 improved significantly with Muslim girls — as was the trend in the previous two years — again doing better than boys across the country.
  3. Shia Houthi capture 200 Yemeni soldiers
    Shia Houthi have captured 200 Yemeni soldiers in the country’s north, further endangering a fragile truce, a military official said today.
  4. ACLU wants FBI to turn over information on ‘Muslim mapping’
    The ACLU of Southern California asked the FBI on Tuesday to turn over records related to the agency’s collection and use of race and ethnic information as part of its so-called “Muslim mapping” efforts.
  5. Bombings Kill 40 Shia Pilgrims in Iraq
    KARBALA/BAGHDAD: At least 40 people were martyred and 68 injured in two bomb attacks Monday in the Shia holy city of Karbala as large crowds gathered for a religious ceremony, witnesses and doctors said.
  6. 500,000 Pilgrims to Visit Holy Qom on mid Sha’aban
    On the auspicious occasion of birthday of Imam Zaman (may God hasten his glad advent), over 500,000 pilgrims will visit the holy city of Qom.
  7. Specialized Library on Mahdaviat to Be Launched in Germany
    The Vali-e-Asr (may God hasten his glad advent) Specialized World Center is to help launch a specialized library Germany featuring books on Mahdaviat and awaiting a savior.
  8. Kerala to probe ‘Taliban’ courts
    The Kerala government has instituted a probe into the “Taliban-model” Islamist courts that run as a parallel judicial system in the state. The decision follows an attack on a Malayalam lecturer in which his right hand was chopped off — allegedly on the orders of such a court.
  9. Iraq political crisis deepens
    Iraq’s parliament indefinitely postponed on Tuesday what would have been only its second session since March elections, extending a deadlock that has prevented formation of a new government.
  10. US can’t account for $8.7 bln of Iraq’s money
    The U.S. Department of Defense was unable to account properly for $8.7 billion of Iraqi oil and gas money meant for humanitarian needs and reconstruction after the 2003 invasion, according to an audit released on Tuesday.