1. Suicide bombing kills 20 in northern Afghanistan
    Taloqan, Afghanistan (dpa) – A suicide bomber blew himself up during a funeral ceremony in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 20 people, a senior police official said Sunday.
  2. Shiite Cleric, al-Sadr, calls for trial of Iraq’s Vice-President Hashimy under Parliament’s auspices
    BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: The Leader of the Shiite Trend, Muqtada al-Sadr, has called Sunday for the trial of Iraq’s Vice-President, Tareq al-Hashimy, under
  3. Saudi Police Severely Attacked to Hundreds of Shiite Peaceful Demonstrators
    On 23 December, hundreds of people in Qatif , Tarout and al-Awamiyah taking part in the “March of Loyalty to Martyrs”, honoring Shia youths killed by security forces last month in Qatif and al-Awamiyah which police and security forces attacked them with live bullets.
  4. New issues of “Huseini Movement” Quarterly Published in Karbala
    New issues of Al-Nehzah Al-Huseiniyyah (Huseini movement) Quarterly were published by International Dissemination Section of Imam Hussein’s (AS) holy shrine in Karbala.
  5. Kuwaiti Shiite Leader Al-Mohri opposes ‘Persian Gulf Confederation Proposal’
    Prominent Shiite leader Mohammad Al-Mohri opposed the Persian Gulf confederation proposal ‘Unity Of GCC States Necessary For Security’, saying Kuwait — the land of democracy, freedoms, constitution and institutions — should not join the confederation as the idea contradicts the first article of the Constitution which states that Kuwait is an independent Arab country, reports Al-Rai daily.
  6. Bahrainis continue anti-regime protests
    Bahraini protesters continue to call for an end to the Al Khalifa regime despite the government’s crackdown on peaceful demonstrations in the country.
  7. Saudis urge release of political inmates
    Protesters have staged more demonstrations in Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, calling for the release of thousands of political prisoners.
  8. Iraqi VP raises prospect of fleeing
    Iraq’s Vice-President Tareq al-Hashemi has said he will not go to Baghdad to stand trial and has raised the prospect of fleeing Iraq.
  9. Daughter of Iran ex-president Rafsanjani on trial
    TEHRAN — The daughter of Iranian former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani is standing trial on charges of making anti-regime propaganda, her laywer was quoted as saying on Sunday after a closed hearing.