1. Sheila Dikshit meets Shinde, discusses Karbala violence
    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit met Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde over the possibility of withdrawing the FIR against those booked for allegedly resorting to a violent protest at Karbala burial ground in January 2012.
  2. Interfaith harmony: Dispute over cemetery turns violent
    BAHAWALPUR: The Anjuman-i-Hussainia Bahawalpur has demanded that police release the eight Shia men arrested following a Shia-Sunni graveyard dispute in Qaimpur two weeks ago.
  3. 100,000 Egyptian Shias sign anti-Morsi Rebel campaign: spokesman
    Bahaa Anwar, spokesman for Egypt’s Shia citizenship, says that over 100,000 have signed the Rebel campaign that aims to depose President Morsi in early elections
  4. Iran’s only working nuclear reactor damaged by earthquakes, diplomats say
    Several countries monitoring Iran’s nuclear program have picked up information that the country’s only power-producing nuclear reactor was damaged by one or more of several recent earthquakes, with long cracks appearing in at least one section of the structure, two diplomats said Tuesday.
  5. For first time US slaps sanction on Iran’s currency
    The fresh actions, contained in an executive order effective July 1, were issued by President Barack Obama.
  6. Iran dissident’s funeral turns into anti-government protest
    Tens of thousands have attended the funeral of a senior dissident cleric, in what became Iran’s biggest anti-government protest for years.
  7. Iraqi Shiite pilgrims converge on Baghdad shrine amid tight security after deadly attacks
    BAGHDAD — Hundreds of thousands of Shiite pilgrims converged Tuesday on a golden-domed shrine in northern Baghdad to commemorate the death of a revered eighth century saint as troops tightened security after a wave of deadly attacks across Iraq.
  8. Wakf board claims encroachment on Iranian cemetery land
    Trustees of Maharashtra State Wakf Board have alleged that the Isna Ashari cemetery of the Iranian community in Marine Lines has been encroached upon by son-in-law of caretaker of the 3,500-square-metre prime property that also houses a mosque.
  9. Embassy Row: Paid to play?
    The Indonesian ambassador is denying claims that he paid demonstrators to show support for Indonesia’s president when he received an award for religious tolerance in New York.