1. 5.5-magnitude quake strikes southwest Iran, injures 8
    At least eight people have been injured following an earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale that hit the southwestern Iranian province of Ilam.
  2. Iran parliamentary runoff elections to kick off Friday
    The second round of Iran’s parliamentary elections is due to kick off on Friday with 130 candidates from different political factions running for the remaining 65 seats of the 290-seat legislative body.
  3. UK protesters condemn Shia genocide in Pakistan
    Hundreds of protestors from all over UK have gathered outside Pakistan Embassy in London to condemn the wave of killings of Shia Muslims in Pakistan’s conflict-plagued southwestern province of Balochistan.
  4. Govt to keep an eye on alleged anti-Shiite movements
    The government will monitor anti-Shiite groups in the regions of West Java and East Java “very seriously”, Deputy Religious Affairs Minister Nasaruddin Umar has warned.
  5. Bahrain amends constitution, opposition unimpressed
    King Hamad ratified amendments to Bahrain’s constitution on Thursday aimed at defusing unrest in the strategic Gulf state but the opposition dismissed the extra powers given to parliament as not enough.
  6. Pakistani government registered case against 95 Shia religious leaders
    Khairpur police has registered a case against 95 religious leaders and other persons including chief of Shia Ulema Council Allama Sajid Hussain Naqvi for violating section 144 imposed by the Government in Khairpur district of Sindh province.
  7. Iraq set to try fugitive Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi in absentia
    Iraq’s Supreme Judiciary Council is set to hold the trial in absentia of fugitive Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi over accusations of involvement in terrorist attacks.
  8. Sheikh Issa Qasim Slams Bahrain’s Brutal Crackdown Against Protesters
    Senior Bahraini cleric Sheikh Issa Qasim has criticized the Manama regime for the ongoing brutal crackdown against anti-regime protesters in Bahrain.
  9. Wife of Bahrain activist says he will not end his hunger strike despite court review
    A jailed Bahraini rights activist will not end his nearly three-month hunger strike despite a court-ordered review of his conviction and life sentence, his wife said Tuesday as sporadic clashes broke out around the Persian Gulf kingdom.