- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- New historical city in Najaf found
The Iraqi Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced today the discovery of an important historical city in Najaf.
- 20 wanted arrested in Basra
Police forces arrested today 20 wanted persons, including 9 on charges of terrorism, police sources said today.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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