1. Militants destroy school in NW Pakistan
    Unknown assailants have razed a state-run school into rubbles in the troubled northwest Pakistani tribal areas where government troops have been battling militants.
  2. AISPLB demands commissions for Shia Muslims
    Lucknow, Nov 18 (PTI) All India Shia Personal Law Board today urged the government to constitute commissions to study the socio-economic status of Shia Muslims.
  3. Demonstration in Samarra’ to support region’s call
    SALAH AL-DIN / Aswat al-Iraq: A demonstration marched today in Samarra’ city with more than 2000 participants in support for establishing Salah al-Din region, calling premier Nouri al-Maliki to pass their demand to election authority.
  4. Thousands rally in Bahrain against island’s rulers
    MANAMA: Thousands of Shia-led protesters calling for greater rights have streamed into an area outside the capital Manama.
  5. Iran’s n-issue should be dealt through diplomacy: Manmohan
    With the IAEA weighing options to deal with Iran’s nuclear programme, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said the issue should be dealt with diplomatically as he discussed it with U.S. President Barack Obama.
  6. Saudi royals split on new crown prince
    Members of the US-backed Saudi royal family have reportedly been driven apart over the appointment of radical Prince Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz as King Abdullah’s successor.
  7. Iraqi stand on Syria is “independent”, Zebari
    BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Iraqi foreign minister Hoshiar Zebari stressed today that Iraq rejects killing civilians in Syria, but calls for democratic and peaceful change in the country, pointing that Iraqi stand on the suspension of Syrian membership was “independent” one.
  8. Strict security during Muharram ordered
    LAHORE – The CCPO said comprehensive security cover would be provided to all Majails and processions during the month of Muharramul Haram.
  9. Iran to boycott Middle East nuclear talks
    (Reuters) – Iran will not attend a rare meeting for Middle East countries next week to discuss efforts to free the world of nuclear weapons, an Iranian official said, signaling worsening ties between the U.N. atomic agency and Iran.
  10. Iraqis want Camp Ashraf closed
    Iraqis have staged a protest rally in the eastern province of Diyala to urge the authorities to close down Camp Ashraf, which hosts members of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO).