1. Pakistan: Two Shia brothers martyred by outlawed Taliban’s terrorists
    Notorious takfiri terrorists of Taliban kidnapped two brothers, both Shiites, in Hangu district and threw their bullets-riddled bodies in a rivulet.
  2. Bahrain: Photographers Detained, Reportedly Tortured in Attack on Freedom of Expression
    (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – The Bahrain Center for Human Rights is urgently appealing for an intervention in the case of the award-winning photojournalist Hussain Hubail, 21 years-old, who has been denied adequate medical care for approximately two weeks. The authorities in Bahrain are escalating their attack on freedom of expression, by detaining, torturing and ill-treating photographers.
  3. Brahimi Warns of Syria’s ‘Somatization’ if Peace Efforts Fail
    UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, in Syria Tuesday has warned of the ‘Somatization’ of the war-ravaged Syria.
  4. It’s Time For Washington To Tell Saudi Arabia To Pound Sand
    Saudi Arabia is angry with Washington. In Riyadh’s view, the U.S. government isn’t doing enough to support tyranny and war in the Middle East. The Obama administration should tell America’s foreign “friends” that Washington acts in the interests of the American people, not corrupt dictators.
  5. Saudi Arabia frees man jailed for Muhammad tweets, jails another
    Rights groups say trials are part of an organized crackdown against human-rights activists
  6. Bahrain teargas stockpile plan faces international opposition
    Government insists weapon is legal after activists condemn tender for vast quantities of gas and grenades
  7. Syria sacks deputy PM for meeting US officials without permission
    Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad sacked deputy prime minister for meeting US officials over the weekend for acting without permission, the official government news agency said on Tuesday.
  8. Pakistani family give Congress an unprecedented account of effect of CIA drone attacks on their community
    Politicians gather to hear startling testimony from a family on the death of a 67-year-old woman in Pakistan
  9. Syria Spillover Violence in Lebanon Raises Alarms
    BEIRUT — Lebanon’s army is trying to quell deadly clashes between Lebanese supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. One soldier died yesterday (Oct 28) and several were wounded in the northern city of Tripoli as army units deployed in a bid to curb a week of fighting between warring sectarian neighborhoods.
  10. World Health Organization confirms polio outbreak in Syria
    BEIRUT — Ten Syrian children have tested positive for polio, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, sparking fears of a major regional outbreak amid mass migration and the collapse of Syria’s health services under the pressures of civil war.