1. Family of Jailed Bahraini Shiite leader says he is gravely ill, lacks proper treatment
    MANAMA, Bahrain — A Shiite opposition leader jailed in Bahrain is gravely ill and prison authorities have not provided him with proper treatment, relatives said on Friday.
  2. Pakistani Taliban commander shot dead in tribal region
    Islamabad, Oct 15, IRNA – Unidentified gunmen assassinated a wanted and senior Pakistani Taliban commander in insurgent-infested North Waziristan tribal region, witnesses in the region said Friday.
  3. Bahrain forces attack, arrest protesters
    A female protester has been injured and several others have been arrested as regime forces in Bahrain continue to attack peaceful demonstrators.
  4. No final decision yet on Bahrain arms sale – U.S.
    Oct 14 (Reuters) – The United States held out the possibility on Friday it may not sell $53 million in arms to Bahrain, saying it had not made a final decision to transfer the materiel and human rights would weigh in its assessment.
  5. Iraq: Hundreds of suspected terrorists arrested in Baghdad
    Baghdad, 14 Oct. (AKI) – Iraqi police have arrested 306 people during a series of round-ups in connection with five terrorist attacks that struck Baghdad on Wednesday.
  6. Sadr disappearance trial begins
    The Lebanese Justice Council began on Friday the trial of people accused of the disappearance of Shia cleric Imam Moussa Sadr in Libya, the National News Agency reported.
  7. ‘Will act against people linked to Shia attacks’
    Islamabad: President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday vowed that the government would take action against those responsible for targeted killings and sectarian violence in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, particularly attacks on the Shia Hazara community.
  8. Saudi Shias seeking their civil rights
    To properly analyze the recent demonstrations in Saudi Arabia it is necessary to take a good look at the nature of the popular protests, especially in the eastern region of the country where the social and religious context is totally different.
  9. Death toll rises to 18 in Baghdad blasts
    BAGHDAD: Bombs in Baghdad’s mostly Shia district of Sadr City killed 18 people, marking a second consecutive day where major attacks struck the Iraqi capital, security officials said on Friday.
  10. Iraq Controls Airspace for First Time Since 2003
    Iraq this month took responsibility for all of its airspace for the first time since the 2003 US-led invasion, the US embassy said.