1. Kidnapping grow in Lebanon as Syria war spreads
    BEIRUT (AP) — For nearly three weeks, kidnappers held Lebanese pharmacist Wissam Khatib, threatening to kill him and his children if his family didn’t pay a ransom of tens of thousands of dollars.
  2. 100 Best Books on Imam Hussein Introduced
    (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – ‘Historical Bibliography of Imam Hussein(AS)’ is the title of a book penned by Mohammad Esfandiari which entails the titles and reviews of the 100 best books about Imam Hussein(AS).
  3. Turkish FM Visits Imam Hussein’s (AS) Holy Shrine
    Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs,Ahmet Davutoglu paid a pilgrimage visit to the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (AS) in Karbala on the second day of his visit to Iraq.
  4. Gaza, Tunisia Activists Hack 13,000 Israeli Facebook Pages
    Arab activists in social network websites have hacked thousands of Israeli Facebook accounts, get the personal information and spread it, the Israeli Channel 10 reported Tuesday.
  5. Syrian Army intensifies Campaign, Eliminates Terrorist Groups across Country
    The Syrian army intensified its operations carried out across the country on Tuesday, eliminating several terrorist groups with their hideouts and heavy weaponry, SANA reported.
  6. Japanese diplomat hails democracy in Iran
    Japans former ambassador to Tehran Kinichi Komano on Tuesday hailed democracy in Iran as an inseparable part of the society.
  7. Mourning Ceremonies on Muharram Aired Live in Malaysia
    On the occasion of Muharram, Moheban Center in Malaysia broadcasts live mourning programs on the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS) during the first ten days of the month.
  8. Turkish FM meets grand Shiite cleric ‘Ayatollah Sistani’ in Najaf
    Turkey and Iraq should apply for U.N. arbitration to resolve a long-standing water problem, according to grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, a spiritual leader for Shiites in Iraq and the wider region, as well as a major political force.
  9. Haiyan death toll around 2,500: Filipino president
    Filipino President Benigno Aquino says death toll from the super Typhoon Haiyan is closer to 2,000 or 2,500 rather than the 10,000 previously estimated.
  10. Boosted by foreign Shi’ite militia, Assad’s forces advance on Aleppo
    AMMAN: Syrian government forces backed by foreign Shi’ite Muslim militia advanced on rebels in the northern city of Aleppo yesterday, bent on recapturing districts from opposition brigades weakened by infighting, activists said.