1. Signal to US in Iran trip
    New Delhi, Aug. 1: India has decided to elevate its presence at the anointment of Iranian President-elect Hassan Rohani on August 4, dropping an earlier plan to send foreign minister Salman Khurshid and instead picking Vice-President Hamid Ansari for the role.
  2. Saudi Weapons Delivered to Al-Qaeda in Northern Syria
    The UN has received intelligence showing that 60% of Saudi arms shipments to Syria have been delivered to al-Qaeda forces, sources said.
  3. Pakistan: Abducted Shia Muslim Irfan Naqvi Decapitated by Militants of Lashkar-e-Jhagvi in Lahore
    A Shia Muslim Syed Irfan Naqvi, who was abducted by Deobandi militants of Lashkar-e-Jhagvi from Model Town Lahore almost three years ago, has been decapitated, a video released by terrorists.
  4. Al Khalifa Regime Arrests Prominent Activist
    Bahrain’s security forces arrested a famous anti-regime activist as the Al Khalifa regime’s brutal clampdown on the opposition intensified.
  5. Millions of Shia Muslims to protest against killings on Friday
    The Shia Ulema Council on Wednesday gave a call for staging rallies on Friday against the Shia genocide.
  6. Shia persecution violates freedom of religion
    The concerted action by state and government authorities to demonise Shia Muslim followers and to ban their teachings is extremely worrying and a clear violation of Malaysia’s commitments to freedom of religion and belief.
  7. Pakistan: Shia Convert Killed by Family Members
    Khanpur Mianwali High School’s Master Aijaz Khan was killed by his own brother for converting to Shiite Islam.
  8. Curfew lifted in DI Khan
    DERA ISMAIL KHAN – Life returned to normalcy after the curfew imposed following Tuesday’s attack on central prison, has been lifted in Dera Ismail Khan and Tank.
  9. Iraq: 1,057 Killed in July, U.N. Says
    The United Nations said Thursday that July was Iraq’s deadliest month in more than five years, describing a series of bombings and shootings as an epidemic of sectarian-tinged violence that had killed 1,057 Iraqis and wounded 2,326.
  10. 40 die as rockets strike weapons depot in Syria
    DAMASCUS, Aug 1: Rocket attacks struck government-held districts in the central Syrian city of Homs on Thursday, setting off successive explosions in a weapons depot that killed at least 40 people and wounded dozens, an opposition group and residents said.