1. Thousands protest in Bahrain condemn threats to deport representative of Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani
    Manama has recently revoked the citizenship of Ayatollah Hossein Nejati, who is Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani’s representative in Bahrain.”
  2. Imam Reza birth anniversary marked in Mashhad
    Mashhad – the second populous city in Iran- is located in north east of the country. But what makes the city important is that Mashhad holds the holy shrine of the eighth Imam of Shia Muslims, Imam Reza (PBUH).
  3. Russia denounces UN report on Syrian weapons
    Russia has denounced UN investigators’ findings on a poison gas attack in Syria as preconceived and tainted by politics.
  4. Wave of car bombs, other attacks kill 31 in Iraq
    BAGHDAD: A new wave of car bombs rocked commercial streets in the Iraqi capital on Tuesday, part of a series of attacks across the country that left 31 people and four attackers dead.
  5. Hezbollah MP, Turkish envoy meet over hostages
    BEIRUT: A Hezbollah MP met Wednesday with the Turkish Ambassador to Lebanon Inan Ozyildiz over the cases of Lebanese pilgrims kidnapped in Syria and the two kidnapped Turkish pilots, a statement from Hezbollah said.
  6. Shiites demand separate wakf board in state
    HYDERABAD: Alleging that the AP State Wakf Board (APSWB) has failed to protect Shiite wakf properties, activists from the sect on Tuesday demanded a separate Shia Wakf Board to administer and protect its properties across the state.
  7. Nigerian army kills 150 Boko Harem militants
    The Nigerian military says its forces have killed about 150 Boko Haram militants in an operation carried out in the country’s northeast.
  8. Shia followers are free to practice their faith: Minister
    The government has made another promise to the displaced Shia followers from Sampang in Madura, East Java — that they will be able to safely practice their faith once they return to their home villages.
  9. Two Hazara Shia community members targeted in Quetta
    QUETTA: At least two people lost their lives as unidentified miscreants opened fire on them near Double Road of Quetta, the capital of restive Balochistan province.