1. Shia cleric Allama Nasir Abbas shot dead in Lahore
    LAHORE: Shia cleric Allama Nasir Abbas of Multan was shot dead by unidentified armed men late on Sunday evening, DawnNews reported.
  2. Syria’s child refugees face death and disease in winter storms, aid agencies warn
    The worst storm to hit the Middle East in decades has devastating consequences for the millions of displaced Syrians living in makeshift shelters
  3. Warships ready for Syrian chemical weapons task
    Two warships from Denmark and Norway are preparing to sail for Syria, to assist with the removal of the country’s chemical weapons.
  4. At least 17 people killed in Iraq bombings
    At least 17 people, most of them Shia Muslims have been killed in bombings across Iraq.
  5. Top U.S.-backed Commander in Syria Run Out, U.S. Officials Say
    Islamist fighters ran the top Western-backed rebel commander in Syria out of his headquarters and forced him to flee the country, U.S. officials said Wednesday.
  6. UNESCO warning over archaeological plunder in Syria war
    The head of UNESCO has expressed alarm about widespread illegal archaeological excavations across war-ravaged Syria.
  7. Muslim girls take to martial arts for empowerment
    Palanpur: A large number of girls in Muslim dominated Kanodar village in Banaskantha are taking to martial arts for self defense. The village has a population of 15,000 out of which 80 per cent are Shia Momins.
  8. Iran committed to continuing nuclear talks: Foreign minister
    Dubai: Iran will continue nuclear negotiations with world powers despite “unsuitable actions” which led to it halting technical talks in Vienna, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday.
  9. EU parliamentarians visiting Iran meet female MPs
    TEHRAN – For the first time in over five years, a delegation from the European parliament has met with a group of Iranian female MPs, Euronews reported on Sunday.
  10. First UN aid flight takes off from Iraq for Syria
    Arbil – The first UN aid flight from Iraq to Syria took off on Sunday after being delayed for several days due to bad weather, an AFP journalist said.