1. Iran to issue $4 bln bonds locally for gas field
    TEHRAN Oct 16 (Reuters) – Iran will issue an equivalent of some 4 billion dollars’ worth of bonds domestically to develop its giant South Pars Gas field, the semi-official Fars news agency quoted an oil industry official as saying on Sunday.
  2. Iran says happy to examine US plot allegations
    TEHRAN – Iran said on Monday it would examine “seriously and patiently” U.S. allegations it planned to assassinate a Saudi ambassador and called on Washington to send evidence of the plot it has dismissed as baseless propaganda.
  3. Bahrain regime continues to target freedom of expression by taking journalists and photographers to trials
    Trials of journalists as a punishment for publishing facts or expressing their opinions, confirms lack of seriousness of the Bahraini regime in reconciliation and the reform of the political situation in the country
  4. Bahrainis hold anti-regime demo in Dair
    Bahraini anti-regime protesters have held a demonstration in the northern village of Dair, calling for the release of hundreds of detainees.
  5. Shia Muslims demand end of genocide
    The hundreds of Shia Muslims staged two hours long sit-in protest at Main Kachari Road Multan in Southern Punjab to condemn the ongoing genocide of Shia Muslims in Pakistan and rising incidents of sectarian terrorism in Multan and Southern Punjab.
  6. Political parties ignoring Shias: AISPLB
    LUCKNOW: The All India Shia Personal Law Board (AISPLB), at its conference held here on Sunday, regretted that after independence, Shias were not given proper representation in the government and that no political parties cared to give tickets to Shia candidates.