1. Police, protesters clash in Bahrain villages
    DUBAI : Protesters calling for the overthrow of Bahrain’s ruling Sunni monarchy clashed with police across several Shiite villages overnight, witnesses said Friday without reporting casualties.
  2. Senior Bahraini Shia Cleric: Al-e Khalifa Regime Should Reform Itself before Advising Egyptian Government
    Bahrain’s Shia leader Ayatollah Sheikh Issa Qassem criticized Al-e Khalifa regime’s recommendations for the Egyptian government.
  3. Thousands of Pakistanis rally in memory of Jannat-Ul-Baqi destruction by Saudi Wahhabis
    Thousands of Pakistani people staged demonstrations on Friday in support of their demand that holy shrines should be reconstructed in Jannat ul Baqi graveyard.
  4. Bahrain Protest At Dry Dock Prison Crushed By Riot Police, At Least 40 Injured
    MANAMA, Bahrain — Bahraini authorities crushed a prison riot on Friday, leaving at least 40 injured after they fired stun grenades and tear gas, rights groups said.
  5. Bomb blast rocks Afghan capital
    A bomb explosion has rocked Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, with no immediate reports on the number of casualties.
  6. Perlis mufti: Muslims advised against marrying shia follower
    KUCHING, Aug 17 — Perlis Mufti Datuk Dr Juanda Jaya today advised Muslims in the country against marrying a Shia follower to protect the harmony of Muslims in the country who are followers of the Sunah Wal Jamaah.
  7. Shiites take out rally in memory of Jannat-Ul-Baqi demolition in Saudi
    HYDERABAD: The Shiite community took out a procession in the Old City on Friday against the desecration of the Jannat-Ul-Baqi , a graveyard considered sacred by a large section of the Muslim community, in Madina in Saudi Arabia around 89 years ago.
  8. Iraq premier warns of weapons smuggled from Syria
    BAGHDAD – Iraq’s prime minister warned Saturday that weapons and fighters flowing into Syria are now making their way to Iraq, as a rising tide of violence sweeps across the country.
  9. Syria Refugee Crisis Captured In Shocking Infographic
    In July, the United Nations said Syria’s civil war has led to the worst refugee crisis since 1994, when Rwanda was gutted by genocide.
  10. Hezbollah Makes Vow to Step Up Sunni Fight
    AITA AL SHAAB, Lebanon — Thousands of men, women and children gathered in this village near the border with Israel, jumped to their feet, pumped their fists and cheered as Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah, vowed on Friday to step up the fight against the radical Sunni Muslims whom he accused of a car bombing on Thursday in one of the group’s strongholds in Beirut.
  11. Bomb hits Iraq’s main commodity port, traffic unaffected
    (Reuters) – A truck bomb exploded at Iraq’s main commodities port near the oil-exporting southern city of Basra, wounding four people on Saturday, but officials said shipping traffic at the Umm Qasr docks was not affected.