- Bahrain Ready for Gulf Union, Says King Hamad
Bahrain’s king said Monday he is strongly in favor of a Saudi proposal to upgrade the Gulf Cooperation Council into a union.
- Amnesty accuses Bahrain of torturing detained children
DUBAI: Amnesty International accused Bahrain on Monday of torturing children who have been arrested on suspicion of participating in Shiite anti-government protests.
- An interesting initiative for Arbaeen 2013
TEHRAN, Dec. 15 (Mehr News Agency) – An innovative media group has planned to cover fully the Arbaeen 2013 religious festival in virtual networks in an attempt to depict the beauties and attractions of the greatest human gathering.
- Security beefed up in Pindi after Multanis killing
ISLAMABAD: Security has been beefed up in Rawalpindi and some parts of the capital Sunday in the aftermath of Shia leader Allama Nasir Abbas Multanis killing.
- Targeted killing? Police register FIR of Allama Abbas’ murder
LAHORE / MULTAN / SARGODHA: Garden Town police on Monday registered a First Information Report (FIR) against two unidentified assailants under the anti-terrorism act for the murder of Shia leader Allama Nasir Abbas.
- Syed Ali: Dont politicise Shia issue
PETALING JAYA: Syed Ali Alhabshee today urged concerned parties not to politicise the ongoing Shia debate and suggested the matter be addressed by respective state religious authorities.
- Bombs kill at least 24 more Shiite pilgrims in Iraq
BAGHDAD: Two parked cars laden with explosives and a roadside bomb went off near a funeral tent and killed at least 24 Shiite Muslim pilgrims on Monday in a southern Iraqi town, police and medical sources said.
- Shia cleric’s funeral held in Lahore
LAHORE: Funeral prayers were held Monday for prominent Shia scholar Allama Nasir Abbas, who was gunned down in Lahore the previous night.