1. OIC Urges ’Serious Dialogue’ on Syria
    The Organization of Islamic Cooperation called at a summit in Cairo on Thursday for a peaceful resolution to the Syrian conflict through “serious dialogue” between the regime and its foes.
  2. Human Rights Watch censures Kuwaiti government
    Human Rights Watch has criticized Kuwait over convicting former politicians for insulting the emir.
  3. Saudis demand release of Shia cleric
    Saudis have staged fresh protests in the eastern city of Qatif, demanding the release of dissident Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr.
  4. Well-known Shia lawyer shot dead in Pakistan
    Islamabad: A well-known Shia lawyer was on Friday shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the latest in a string of sectarian attacks in Peshawar city of northwest Pakistan today.
  5. Iraq car bombs target Shia Muslims
    Explosions leave at least 26 people dead at markets in Baghdad and Hilla
  6. Bahrainis rally to mark revolution anniversary
    Bahraini protesters have held fresh protest rallies as the nation marks the second anniversary of its uprising that began in mid-February 2011 against the Al Khalifa regime.
  7. Anti-regime demos held in north Bahrain
    Bahrainis have once again staged demonstrations against the ruling Al Khalifa regime in a number of villages.
  8. Bahrain opposition urges forming transitional government
    A Bahraini opposition group has called for the establishment of a transitional government as a first step to resolve the crisis in the Persian Gulf country.
  9. Syria, Sunni-Shiite split at Muslim summit
    CAIRO — An Islamic summit that opened in Egypt on Wednesday lay bare the multiple divisions within the Muslim and Arab worlds, with conflicting approaches to the Syrian civil war exposing the Sunni-Shiite sectarian fault lines that have torn the region for years.
  10. UN Refugee Agency Says 5,000 Fleeing Syria Daily
    The U.N. refugee agency says there has been a huge increase in the number of people fleeing Syria, with 5,000 refugees crossing the borders daily into neighboring countries.