1. Lebanese MP met with Shiite pilgrims’ abductor, daily reports
    An-Nahar newspaper reported on Saturday that it’s correspondents travelled to Syria and met with the abducted Lebanese Shiite pilgrims.
  2. US, Turkey to explore imposing Syria no-fly zone
    ALEPPO: The United States and Turkey indicated on Saturday they were studying a range of measures, including a no-fly zone, as battles between Syrian rebels and President Bashar al Assad’s forces shook Aleppo and the heart of Damascus.
  3. Toronto: Hundreds of Shia Muslims Commemorate Martyrdom Anniversary of Imam Ali (a.s) + Pics
    In Toronto hundreds of Shia Muslims participated in the procession of the martyrdom of Imam Ali (a.s) on Friday 21st Ramadhan August 10/2012.
  4. BAHRAIN: Ongoing arbitrary arrests and judicial harassment of human rights defenders
    As new cases of arbitrary arrests and ongoing judicial harassment have been reported in Bahrain, the Observatory remains extremely concerned with the very repressive climate faced by human rights defenders in the country.
  5. Nigeria Shia Muslims mark martyrdom anniversary of Imam Ali (AS)
    The African Shia Islamic Movement in Nigeria under the leadership of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky commemorates the martyrdom anniversary of The Commander of the Faithfuls Imam Ali bin Abi Talib(AS) at Husainiyyah Baqiyyatullah Zaria.
  6. Bahrain regime forces, protesters clash in several towns
    Saudi-backed Bahraini forces have clashed with anti-regime protesters in several towns across the Persian Gulf country.
  7. Yemenis mark Imam Ali’s martyrdom anniversary
    Like other Muslims around the world, Yemenis marked the annual anniversary of Ali Bin Abi Talib’s martyrdom which coincides with 21st day of holy month of Ramadan.
  8. Iran quake kills at least 250, injures 2,000
    The death toll from twin earthquakes in Iran has risen to 250, Iranian state television said on Sunday, while over 2,000 were injured and thousands spent the night outdoors after the quake leveled villages and damaged homes in the country’s northwest.
  9. Iraqi officials say gunmen kill 7 Shiites in targeted sectarian attack in north of country
    BAGHDAD — Gunmen singled out seven Shiite Muslims and shot them in Iraq’s north while they were out swimming in a targeted sectarian attack, officials said Saturday.
  10. Iraqi PM: Turkey treating Iraqi Kurdistan as independent
    Turkey has been dealing with Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region as though it were an independent state, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said in a statement released on Saturday.