1. Amnesty says jailing of Shiites in Bahrain ‘appalling’
    Rights watchdog Amnesty International on Monday slammed as appalling a Bahrain court decision to jail 50 Shiite activists, and demanded a probe into allegations that some were tortured.
  2. Skepticism amid hope for Iran solution
    WASHINGTON: Always scrutinized, Iran now will be under even greater watch as the US looks for signals the Islamic Republic’s new president is serious and powerful enough to pursue detente with Washington and an end to the painful economic penalties imposed over its nuclear program.
  3. Syria attack probe ends ahead of disarmament mission
    Damascus: UN experts wrapped up their investigation of alleged gas attacks in Syria on Monday, as a chemical weapons disarmament team arrived in neighbouring Lebanon ahead of their trip to Damascus.
  4. Fifth Quranic Week activities to begin in the Imam Hussein Holy Shrine
    (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – Sep 28, 2013. The Fifth Quranic Week activities began in the Imam Hussein Holy Shrine held by the National Center for the Quranic Knowledge which belongs to the Shiite Endowment Office.
  5. Imam Hussein Holy Shrine holds a conference on the medical services for the coming millionth pilgrimage
    (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – The Imam Hussein Holy Shrine held a conference on the medical services for the coming millionth pilgrimage, where many heads of medical centers from the center and the south of Iraq attended.
  6. Russia Warns of More Gas Use by Syria Militants
    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow has serious suspicions that foreign-backed militants fighting in Syria will continue attempts to use chemical weapons in the Arab country.
  7. Shia Mosque Trustee Hassan Jawad shot martyred by Taliban in Karachi
    (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – Armed Militants of Taliban on Monday afternoon shot martyred a trustee of Shia Mosque Ala-e-Mohammad at North Karachi area on broad day light.
  8. ‘Bahrain’s iron fist’: 95 activists jailed for 808 years in total
    In a mass show trial in six separate cases, 95 Bahraini protesters were sentenced to between three and 15 years in prison for allegedly trying to topple the country’s constitutional monarchy, organizing bombings and inciting anti-government rallies.
  9. Baghdad hit by wave of deadly car bombs
    A series of car bomb blasts in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, has killed at least 47 people and injured many more, officials say.