1. Coffin wearing sit-in protest against the blockade of Shia region in Kurram Agency
    A lawmaker belonging to Parachinar demanded that the government should launch a military operation against the Taliban in Kurram Agency who killed hundreds of innocent.
  2. US wants to give frozen Libyan assets to rebels
    The United States is trying to free up part of $30 billion it has frozen in Libyan assets so it can better support opponents of Muammar Gaddafi.
  3. Bahrain renews emergency law, repression continues
    The Bahraini government must end its relentless crackdown on human rights, Amnesty International said Wednesday after the country’s parliament voted to extend a repressive state of emergency amid continued arrests of dissidents.
  4. Grand Ayatollah Safi Golpaygani: It is our duty to know Hazrat Zahra(s.a.) truly
    Hazrat Zahra is the paradigm for all Muslims and it is the duty of all shia people to know her well,” said Grand Ayatollah Safi Golpaygani.
  5. Japanese Quranic Calligraphies Exhibited in Uzbekistan
    An exhibition of Quranic works by Koichi Honda, famous Japanese Quran calligrapher was held at Nader Devanbegi historical school of Bukhara, Republic of Uzbekistan.
  6. Top Shia Ayatollah Severely Condemned Top Saudi Sunni Mufti’s Anti-Shia Statements
    Grand Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi has written an open letter to Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia Abdul-Azeez ibn Abdullaah Aal ash-Shaikh, criticizing him for slandering Shia Muslims and practicing takfir, which means accusing other Muslims of being unbelievers.
  7. ‘Up to Pak to decide whether they want U.S. troops or not’
    Amid anger in Pakistan over a U.S. covert operation raid that led to Osama bin Laden’s death, the Pentagon has said that it was up to Islamabad to decide whether they want American troops to remain in the country or not.
  8. Syria: Assad deploys his troops before Friday prayers
    Security forces have moved into central Syria and coastal areas ahead of Friday prayers in a test of will for demonstrators determined to maintain protests against the rule of President Bashar al-Assad.
  9. Arab League delays summit by year to March 2012
    A summit of Arab leaders has been postponed by a year to March 2012 because of turmoil in the region, but will still be held in Iraq as originally planned, the Arab League said on Thursday.
  10. SIT rejects Gujarat cop Bhatt’s riot charges against Modi
    The Supreme Court’s special investigation team (SIT) has rejected IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt’s claim that he heard Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi instructing authorities not to stop anti-Muslim violence in the wake of killing of karsevaks at Godhra.