1. Protesters at Karbala demand quashing of FIR
    Several hundred people courted a symbolic arrest at Karbala in Jor Bagh here on Monday demanding withdrawal of case against those booked for allegedly resorting to a violent protest at the burial ground earlier this month. The protest comes a day before the Tazia procession at Karbala.
  2. Shia community to play vital role in elections
    Convention of 58 Shia organizations held here Monday at Markazi Imam Bargah G-6/2 Islamabad. Dr Ghazanfar Mehdi Chairman Markazi Imam Hussain Council chaired the convocation.
  3. Grand stadium in Karbala
    The Iraqi Youth and Sports Minister ordered yesterday that Karbala’s present stadium be demolished to make way for a new one, according to Karbala sports authorities.
  4. New historical city in Najaf found
    The Iraqi Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced today the discovery of an important historical city in Najaf.
  5. 20 wanted arrested in Basra
    Police forces arrested today 20 wanted persons, including 9 on charges of terrorism, police sources said today.
  6. Samara’ University established
    The Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research announced today the establishment of Samara’ University in Salah al-Din province, starting from this year
  7. Bahraini Opposition Figure Raps US Double-Standard Policy on Regional Events
    A senior Bahraini opposition leader lashed out at Washington’s double-standard policy and approach towards developments in the region, specially in Bahrain and Syria.
  8. Bahraini police fire tear gas on hunger strikers
    Bahraini police fired tear gas on hunger strikers protesting against their detention over last year’s Shia-led pro-democracy protests, an activist said, adding that one of them was admitted to a hospital Tuesday.
  9. Violence: 10 more killed in Karachi
    At least 10 more people were gunned down in drive-by shootings in Karachi, where about 30 people have lost their lives in fresh sectarian and political violence in January.
  10. Iraq detains 16 vice presidential guards
    The interior ministry says Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi’s guard have confessed, after being detained, to their involvement in terrorist activities against senior government officials