1. Seven foreign pilgrims killed in Iraq car bomb
    At least seven foreign Shi’ite Muslim pilgrims were killed and 25 were wounded when a car bomb went off in the Iraqi city of Balad, police and hospital sources said.
  2. Ahmadreza Darvish’s new film on Ashura uprising to be dubbed into English, Arabic
    TEHRAN — Iranian director Ahmadreza Darvish’s new film on the Ashura uprising will be dubbed into English and Arabic, said the producer on Saturday.
  3. Shooting Between Lebanese Shiites, Sunnis Kills 3
    BEIRUT—Shooting between Sunni and Shiite Muslim gunmen in southern Lebanon killed three people and wounded at least five Sunday, officials said, in the latest sign Syria’s civil war may be spilling over to Lebanon.
  4. BAHRAIN: The verdict on Nabeel Rajab’s appeal expected on December 11
    The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), deplores the Bahrain Appeals Court’s refusal to refer a petition for preliminary ruling on the legality of the law prohibiting demonstrations in Bahrain and to release Nabeel Rajab, who has been arbitrarily detained since July 9, 2012.
  5. Saudi Shiites Prepare for Ashura Season
    In the beginning of Muharram of every year, Shiites around the world celebrate the martyrdom of Imam Husain (the grandson of Prophet Mohammad who was killed beside members of his family and companions in the tenth of Muharram; Ashura).
  6. India: Islamic University holds Seminar on Life of Imam Hussain
    Islamic University of Science and Technology(IUST) Friday held a day-long seminar to highlight the role and contribution of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) towards building human values and virtues.
  7. Pakistan frees 13 anti-Shia Taliban leaders on arrival of Muharram
    Islamabad government has freed more than a dozen leaders of Afghan Taliban from Pakistani jails in a bid to facilitate peace process in the militancy-wracked region.
  8. Iran crude exports rising, despite sanctions
    Despite Western sanctions there has been an increase of approximately 70,000 barrels per day (bpd) of Iranian oil exports.
  9. Shia scholars in big demand for Muharram sermons
    LUCKNOW: Shia clerics from the city of nawabs are known to keep audiences mesmerized with their deep understanding of different faiths and exceptional oratory during religious discourses. And, with the beginning of Muharram, many of them are travelling to different countries to deliver sermons on demand.