1. One Killed, 6 Others Wounded in Terrorist Operation in Southeastern Iran
    “One border guard soldier was killed and 6 others were wounded in the Monday night clashes between the Iranian military troops and the armed outlaws at Saravan border (with Pakistan in Iran’s Sistan and Balouchestan province),” Deputy Governor-General of Sistan and Balouchestan province for Political and Security Affairs Rajabali Sheikhzadeh told FNA.
  2. Iran aims to regain global role at OPEC meeting
    VIENNA — Iran hopes to use a meeting of OPEC oil ministers on Wednesday as a launch pad for its return as a dominant force in global crude markets after months of sanctions. It faces resistance, however, from regional rival Saudi Arabia.
  3. Syria crisis: Deadly bomb blast in central Damascus
    A bomb blast in the centre of the Syrian capital, Damascus, has killed at least four people, according to reports.
  4. Iraq attacks including bomb at Tarmiya leave 20 dead
    At least 20 people have been killed in violence across Iraq, officials say.
  5. Bahrain jails 16 Shias over attack
    DUBAI: A Bahraini court yesterday sentenced 16 Shias convicted of attacking a police patrol with Molotov cocktails to seven years in prison each, a judicial source said. They were also found guilty of blocking roads by setting tyres on fire in May last year and for taking part in an unauthorised protest during which a police vehicle was attacked, although no one was hurt.
  6. U.S. backed Salafist extremists are turning Syria into a living hell for women.
    (DAMASCUS) – Reports from across Syria, increasingly arriving from such diverse locations as Aleppo, Qalamoun and Reqaa, lay bare massive crimes now being perpetrated against the Syrian people in areas under Salafist control.
  7. Pakistan: Rawalpindi police begins witch-hunt against Shia youths, violate sanctity of chador and char divari
    Rawalpindi Police has launched a witch-hunt against Shia youths by rounding up more than 150 during midnight raids in which they used ladders to storm into the houses.
  8. Pakistan’s Shias, Sunnis frame code of conduct
    Close on the heels of communal clashes that claimed at least a dozen lives, leaders of the Shia and Sunni sects in Pakistan have framed a code of conduct to avert sectarian confrontations.
  9. Shia Scholar Allama Deedar Ali Jalbani Gunned Down
    KARACHI: There seems to be no end to sectarian violence as in yet another incident a Shia leader and his guard were gunned down in Karachi on Tuesday, Pakistan Tribune reported.