- Suicide car bomber kills 27 in Iraq
HILLA, Iraq – A suicide bomber driving a car killed at least 27 Shia pilgrims at a bus station in the Iraqi town of Mussayab on Thursday, police and medics said.
- Syria in danger of splitting up: Hezbollah chief
BEIRUT: Syria is in danger of being partitioned due to its 21 months of conflict, leader of Lebanons Hezbollah movement Hassan Nasrallah said yesterday, while warning of a long war in the neighbouring country.
- Govt prefers dialogue to military operation: Kaira
ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira said on Thursday the government generally preferred holding talks with militants to launching military operation against them because negotiations were the preferred mode of dispute resolution.
- Nine dead in Damascus car bomb amid rebel push
At least nine people were killed when a car bomb exploded in the Syrian capital, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday amid reports of furious combat raging around a major airport and a military airbase in the north of the country.
- Iran willing to resume nuclear talks with P5+1: lawmaker
A senior Iranian lawmaker said the Islamic republic is willing to resume nuclear talks with the world powers, semi-official Fars news agency reported Thursday.
- Saudi coast guard arrests 21 Iranians
Saudi Arabia has detained 21 Iranian nationals who were aboard two boats near an island off the kingdom’s eastern coast, the Saudi border guard said on Thursday, Reuters reported.
- Shias observe Chehallum with devotion
PATNA: Thousands of devout Shia Muslims gathered in the streets of Patna City on Thursday to observe Chehallum, the 40th day of the martyrdom of Imam Hussain and his supporters. A procession was taken out on the occasion, which started around noon from Bawli Imambara and reached Nauzar Katra, covering a distance of around three kilometres in six hours.
- 11 killed in Damascus gas station attack
At least 11 people have been killed and 40 others wounded in a car bomb attack that targeted a gas station in Damascus.
- Worlds Shias mark Arbaeen in Karbala
Millions of Shia Muslims from across the globe have come together in the holy Iraqi city of Karbala to mark the Arbaeen ritual, which marks the 40th day following the seventh-century martyrdom of the third Shia Imam, Imam Hussein (PBUH), Press TV reports.
- Turkey, Qatar, KSA behind increasing violence in Syria: Nasrallah
The Hezbollah Secretary General says Turkey, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia are responsible for fueling violence in Syria and the increase in casualties.