1. The continuing tyranny of the triple talaq
    Darul Uloom Deoband is once again in the news for the wrong reasons, having validated a recent instance of triple talaq uttered in a drunken state by a Muslim husband
  2. Iraq fugitive VP leaves Qatar for Saudi: aide
    Fugitive Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi, accused of running a death squad, left the Persian Gulf state of Qatar for Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, a close aide told AFP.
  3. Bahrainis hold demonstrations in support of hunger striker
    Bahraini protesters have staged rallies across the country to express solidarity with prominent human rights activist, Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, who is being held in prison, despite deteriorating health condition.
  4. Russia warns against arming Syrian rebels
    Russia’s foreign minister warned other nations again Wednesday not to arm the Syrian opposition, saying it would only escalate hostilities.
  5. MWM protests against sectarian killings
    Leaders of the MWM in a demonstration staged outside Karachi Press Club condemned target killings of Shias across Pakistan specifically in Karachi, Quetta and Gilgit-Baltistan.
  6. NGOs urge Bahrain to free activist on hunger strike
    Civil society groups in Gulf states on Wednesday urged Bahraini authorities to release a jailed activist who has been on hunger strike for almost two months.
  7. Awqaf seeks approach to monitor Shiite mosques
    KUWAIT: The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs is keen on having a suitable approach to monitor Shiite mosques, but there was no legislation nor law obliging the Ministry to monitor the mourning houses of Shiites.
  8. Iraq’s reconciliation conference postponed
    A long-awaited Iraqi reconciliation conference has been postponed indefinitely because of deepening sectarian tensions between rival political groups, the parliament speaker said Wednesday.
  9. Ayatollah Sistani’s Follower and the Preacher of al-Zahraa Mosque Martyred in Diwaniya
    The Shi’a preacher of al-Zahraa Mosque and a follower of top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali al-Sistani was shot martyred while he was on the way to the mosque for the dawn prayers in central al-Diwaniya city on Tuesday, an official security source said.