1. Pressure mounts on Syria opposition to join talks
    Damascus: Western and Arab diplomats on Monday will try to build support for proposed Syrian peace talks next month imperilled by rifts among the opposition, which may refuse to attend.
  2. New Hadith Software “Dirayat-ul-Thaqalayn” to Be Unveiled on Eve of Eid Al-Qadir
    On the auspicious occasion of Eid Al-Qadir, a new Hadith software package named “Dirayat-ul-Thaqalayn” will be unveiled.
  3. Bahrain: Al Marzooq is a hostage, his detention disturbs political solution
    (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – Al Wefaq issued a statement marking one month on the detention of its leading member Khalil Al Marzooq held as hostage by the regime. Al Wefaq stated, “ By keeping Al Marzooq in detention, the Government is insisting on breaching the international law for human rights.
  4. 17 hard months of captivity, freed Lebanese Shia can’t forget
    (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – Freed Lebanese pilgrims who were abducted and held captive by Syria militants for 17 months, talk about their almost daily near-death experiences in Syria.
  5. 5 killed in suicide attack on train in Pakistan
    At least five persons were killed and 16 others injured when a suicide bomber on Monday struck a Quetta-bound Jaffar Express train in Pakistan.
  6. Saudi authorities to behead a Shia pilgrim for crying in al-Baqi cemetery
    (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – Foreign relations committee of Iraqi parliament condemned the arrest of one of its citizens and the ruling for him to be beheaded.
  7. Bahrain cuts jail term for policeman who killed innocent Shiite protester
    A Bahraini court Monday cut a jail term handed to a policeman for killing a protester during uprising in 2011 from seven to three years, a judicial source said.
  8. Iran hopes to wrap up nuclear talks in a year
    Dubai: Iran believes it can wrap up negotiations with world powers over its disputed nuclear programme in one year or less, Iranian media quoted its chief nuclear negotiator as saying.
  9. Syria Talks Won’t Address Assad Role, Minister Says
    International peace talks aimed at ending the Syrian conflict won’t discuss the fate of President Bashar al-Assad, Syrian Minister for National Reconciliation Ali Haidar said.
  10. At Least 6 Killed in Attack by Female Suicide Bomber in Russia – Official
    MOSCOW, October 21 (RIA Novosti) – Investigators in Russia said at least six people were killed Monday after a suspected female suicide bomber detonated an explosive device on a bus in the southern city of Volgograd.