1. 5,700 people questioned in Bahrain unrest
    MANAMA: Local media in Bahrain say the international panel investigating months of anti-government protests and crackdowns in the Gulf kingdom has interviewed more than 5,000 witnesses and alleged victims over the past three months.
  2. For Iraqis, the war is far from being over
    Bombs in Baghdad’s Sadr City killed Abdul Aziz Sultan’s brother while 16-year-old Mohamed Nasser lost a leg–stark reminders that even as US forces draw down, the war is far from over for Iraqis.
  3. US announces plans to pull all its troops from Iraq by December 31
    The US will pull all its troops from Iraq in just over ten weeks’ time – ending eight years of involvement in the war.
  4. Give us tickets as per our population: Shias to parties
    Lucknow, Oct 16 (PTI) Demanding tickets to those who belong to Shia community, the All India Shia Personal Law Board today said political parties should consider candidature of Shias in election as per their population.
  5. Bahrain Al-Khalifa regime arrest 10 protesters
    Saudi-backed regime forces in Bahrain have arrested at least 10 anti-government protesters in several cities across the US-sponsored Persian Gulf kingdom.
  6. Lebanese Justice Council to Issue Arrest Warrant for Qaddafi over kidnapping Shiite cleric
    The Lebanese Justice Council will soon issue an arrest warrant for the fugitive Libyan dictator, Moammar Qaddafi, on charges of kidnapping Lebanese Shiite cleric and leader Imam Musa al-Sadr 33 years ago.
  7. Al-Wefaq Warns the Bahrain Al-Khalifa Regime of Delaying Reform
    The Deputy Secretary General of the Islamic National Accord Association (Al-Wifaq), Sheikh Hussein Al-Deihi, stressed in a festival, which was held by Al-Wifaq and titled “Our demands are national… and independent judiciary”, that the people will not back down until their demands are met.
  8. Saudi Authorities Detained the Shi’ite Citizen Mohammad Naser Al-Laith
    The Saudi Arabian authorities detained the Shi’ite citizen (Mohammad Naser Al-Laith), from Awwamiyya, a town in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.
  9. Bahrain: Where American Enthusiam for Democracy Conveniently Wanes
    Pressure is building on the Obama administration to delay a proposed arms sale to Bahrain, which brutally suppressed its pro-democracy movement and continues to squash dissent, The Washington Post reports.
  10. Saudi Arabia takes Iran to UN over alleged plot
    DUBAI / TEHRAN: Saudi Arabia has taken a first step to have Iran reported to the United Nations Security Council, a move that could lead to new sanctions, but Tehran dismissed allegations it plotted to kill a top Saudi envoy as a ploy to isolate it.