- HSF, IROS demand arrest of Mastung killers
Hazara Student Federation (HSF) and Imam Raza Open Scouts’ women wing (IROS) staged a protest demonstration outside the Quetta Press Club, on Thursday, demanding immediate arrest of those behind the killings of 26 shia pilgrims in Mastung.
- UP Shia, Sunni Waqf Board heads to enjoy MOS status
In an apparent attempt to appease Muslim voters ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls early next year, the state government today accorded minister of state status to the chairmen of Shia and Sunni Waqf Boards. Chairman Shia Waqf Board Sayed Wasim Rizvi and Chairman Sunni Waqf Board Zufar Ahmad Farooqui have been given the status of minister of state.
- Pakistan-Iran border closed indefinately after Shia massacre
The Pakistan-Iran border was closed on Thursday for an indefinite period after the killing of 29 Shia pilgrims two days ago in the area, a media report said.
- Pakistan orders detention of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi founder
The Pakistani government placed a prominent militant under temporary house detention because of his attempts to stoke conflict between Sunni and Shia Muslims since his release from prison two months ago, police said Thursday.
- Officials: Bomb kills 2 near Iraq mosque
BAGHDAD — A car bomb that exploded outside a restaurant in a southern Iraqi town Thursday evening killed a 5-year-old girl and her father, who were among a group of Shiite pilgrims from Baghdad, officials said.
- Iraq eclipses 2010 oil income in eight months of 2011
Higher oil prices and rising exports in the first eight months of the year have meant Iraq has already eclipsed the total amount it earned from crude exports in 2010, figures published on Thursday showed.
- Iraq may suffer clean water crisis in 15-20 years
Iraq, already struggling with water shortages, says hydroelectric dams and irrigation in Turkey, Iran and Syria have reduced the water flow in its main rivers, the Euphrates and the Tigris.
- 11 suspected men detained for Nukheib massacre
West Iraq’s Anbar Police have reported on Thursday that the Army and Police forces have detained 11 suspected persons charged with having been behind the Nukeib massacre that killed 22 men in Anbar Province last Monday, an Anbar security source reported.
- Bahrain activists may be charged for Web postings
Bahrain is stepping up pressure on anti-government activists ahead of elections this week, warning they could face jail for posting Web messages urging protests or other acts of dissent.
- Tensions Escalate in Bahrain
Tensions between the opposition, protesters and the government are rising in the lead up to this weekend’s parliamentary elections