1. Rival religious groups clash in Bhakkar: Firing claims 11 lives
    BHAKKAR: Death toll from a clash between two rival groups in Kotla Jam area of district Bhakkar in Punjab rose to 11 as police and security forces failed to fix the situation, Express News reported.
  2. Politics or religion in the Sampang Shiite quandary?
    The Shia community from Nangkernang village in the East Java regency of Sampang has been living in limbo away from their homes for over a year now.
  3. Belmokhtar’s militants ‘merge’ with Mali’s Mujao
    An al-Qaeda-linked group led by Algerian militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar says it has merged with another group to take revenge against France for its military campaign in Mali.
  4. Sudan deadly floods affect 300,000 people – WHO
    More than 300,000 people across Sudan have been affected by floods that have killed nearly 50 people in August, the World Health Organization has said.
  5. Thailand court jails Iranians over bomb plot
    A court in Thailand has jailed two Iranian men for their roles in an attempted bomb plot in the capital, Bangkok, in February 2012.
  6. Egyptian ex-President Hosni Mubarak released from jail
    Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been released from prison after appealing against his detention.
  7. Lebanese city of Tripoli rocked by deadly explosions
    At least 42 people have been killed and more than 400 wounded in two huge bomb attacks in Lebanon’s northern city of Tripoli.
  8. Noor TV Channel Fined For ‘Inciting Violence’ After Broadcaster’s Remarks On ‘Blasphemers”
    CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Britain’s broadcasting watchdog has fined an Islamic TV channel 85,000 pounds ($132,490) for inciting violence after a program host said it was acceptable, and even a duty, for Muslims to murder anyone who insults the Prophet Muhammad.
  9. Malaysian government to Shia Muslims: Keep your beliefs to yourself
    Followers of the Shia sect of Islam are allowed to practice their religion, but may not spread their beliefs to others, according to the minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Jamil Khir Baharom.
  10. Thousands of Bahrainis march peacefully for democratic reforms
    (Reuters) – Thousands of Bahrainis were allowed to march peacefully outside Manama calling for democratic reforms on Friday, 10 days after police cracked down on scattered protests organized by an online group inspired by recent demonstrations in Egypt.