1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Security beefed up in Pindi after Multani’s 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 Multani’s killing.
  5. 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.
  6. Syed Ali: Don’t 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.