1. World famous poets call on UN to act on Pakistan’s anti-Shia attacks
    Tens of internationally famous poets and Afghan poets have called on the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to take action against the ongoing anti-Shia violence in Pakistan.
  2. Brahimi to extend his peace mission in Syria: UN diplomat
    UN-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi has agreed to extend his mission in the country, a UN diplomat says.
  3. Bahraini regime forces attack anti-regime protesters near capital
    Saudi-backed Bahraini forces have launched another attack on a peaceful demonstration held near the capital to call for justice and democracy.
  4. Quetta anti-Shia bombing: Pakistan police detain ‘170’
    Pakistani police say they have arrested 170 suspects after a bomb attack on Saturday which targeted a Shia Muslim area in the western city of Quetta.
  5. BA moves condemnation resolution against Shia killing
    QUETTA – Condemning the recent Shia killing, the Balochistan Assembly lawmakers on Wednesday said if the incident occurred during their regime, they would have been in “hot water”.
  6. Iraq Gives Go-Ahead for Iranian Pipeline to Syria
    Iraq has approved the construction of a natural gas pipeline across its territory that will connect Iran to key ally Syria. The move likely to strengthen Tehran’s influence over its neighbors.
  7. Rafsanjani Criticizes Iran’s ‘Imaginary’ Economic Data
    Iran’s former president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani criticized Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s policies and his government’s “imaginary” economic indicators, the Donya-e- Eqtesad newspaper reported.
  8. MWM, Shia councils call end to sit-ins as talks with government conclude
    Majlis-e-Wehdat-e-Muslameen (MWM), Unity Council of Quetta, Shia Ulema Council, All Pakistan Shia Action Committee have called for an end to the nationwide protests and sit ins condemning the Quetta bombing on Tuesday.
  9. Quetta tragedy: Hazara Town blast victims laid to rest amid protests
    QUETTA: All the victims of Kirani blast were laid to rest in Hazara Graveyard amid protests, Geo News reported.
  10. MQM chief Altaf Hussain lambastes Shia clerics over ‘one-sided’ decision
    Karachi: Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain has criticised Shia religious leaders for what he termed their “one-sided decision” to end a sit-in in Quetta despite the demands of the protesters have not yet been met.