1. Shia Muslim group raise £1,000 for Harlow hospice
    An Essex based Shia Muslim group have raised £1,000 for Harlow’s St Clare Hospice as part of their commemorations for the Islamic sacred month of Muharram.
  2. Leader of the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council calls for integration between government, Parliament
    Leader of the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council (SIIC), Ammar al-Hakeem, called for integration of roles between Parliament and the government, at the same time he warned from continued fight between them.
  3. Bahrain protesters sentenced to death
    A Bahraini military court on Thursday sentenced four Shia protesters to death and three to life in prison over the killing of two policemen during a crackdown on a pro-democracy rally last month, said a state news agency.
  4. Saudi Arabia detains bloggers over protest: activists
    Authorities in Saudi Arabia have detained two Shi’ite bloggers this week for taking part in demonstrations in the country’s oil-producing Eastern Province, a Shi’ite website and activists said on Wednesday.
  5. Moroccan tourist cafe terrorist attack leaves at least 15 dead
    A suspected suicide attack blew apart a well-known tourist cafe in the Moroccan city of Marrakech on Thursday killing at least 15 people, including 11 tourists, and injuring at least 20 more.
  6. Doctor among five dead in bomb attack on navy bus
    A roadside bomb hit a bus carrying Pakistan Navy personnel close to Karachi’s main thoroughfare Shahra-e-Faisal killing five people and wounding 15 on Thursday morning, the third such attack within 48 hours, navy spokesman Commander Salman Ali said. It was a home-made remote-controlled device.
  7. With new team, Obama looks for Afghan exit
    By naming a new team Thursday to oversee the Afghanistan conflict, President Barack Obama could find it easier to extricate US troops from a grinding war where success has proved elusive.
  8. Guj govt withdraws security cover of IPS officer who deposed against Modi
    Days after he submitted an affidavit in the Supreme Court to say Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi wanted “Muslims taught a lesson” for “the burning of kar sevaks at Godhra” in 2002, IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt’s security detail was withdrawn on the orders of the state Director General of Police.
  9. Bahraini-Wahabi regime uses poison gas
    Saudi-backed Bahraini forces using poison gas against anti-government protesters in the tiny Persian Gulf country.
  10. Libyan forces overrun rebels on Tunisian border
    Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi overran a western rebel outpost on the Tunisian border on Thursday, with fighting spilling onto Tunisian territory, witnesses said.