- Bahrain protests banned as military tightens grip
Protests have been banned in Bahrain and the military has been ordered to tighten its grip after the violent removal of anti-government demonstrators, state TV reports.
- Libya protests: Al-Bayda security chief ‘sacked’
A regional head of security has been removed from his post following clashes with protesters in the Libyan town of al-Bayda on Wednesday which left several people dead, local media say.
- Tanzania blasts: At least 20 dead in Dar es Salaam
At least 20 people have been killed in explosions after an accident at an army base in Tanzania’s commercial capital, Dar es Salaam, officials say.
- Yemen unrest: Dozens injured in Sanaa clashes
Dozens of Yemenis have been injured in clashes between pro- and anti-government activists, reports say.
- Iraq attack: Muqdadiyah car bomb blast kills 13
At least 13 people have been killed in a car bomb attack in northern Iraq, local security officials say.
- Raymond Davis case: Pakistan court delays decision
A Pakistani court has delayed until 14 March a decision on whether a US official arrested for killing two men in Lahore has diplomatic immunity.
- US-funded militia in Helmand province to be expanded
A US-funded militia in the Afghan province of Helmand is to be expanded, provincial governor Golab Mangal says.
- Bangladesh to hold massive cholera vaccine trial
Health officials in Bangladesh are due to launch the world’s largest trial of an affordable cholera vaccine which could save tens of thousands of lives.
- Shia Bahraini MPs (Al-Wefaq Fraction) Totally Withdrew from the Parliament
The Shia members of Bahrain parliament (Al-Wefaq fraction) announced their total withdrawal from the parliament due to today’s bloodshed and cruelty posed against people
- Malaysia’s Discriminatory Policies Once Again Draws Attention
Malaysia’s discriminatory policies have come under the spotlight once again as a Shia leader is still waiting his trial about three months after his detention