1. Syria lashes out at US, calling it a ‘one-eyed pirate’
    Syria lashed out at the United States on Tuesday, describing it as a “one-eyed pirate”, a day after Washington condemned President Bashar al-Assad’s regime over its aerial assault on Aleppo.
  2. Attacks kill 2 Shia pilgrims in Iraq’s Karbala
    At least two Shia pilgrims have been killed after two blasts hit Iraq’s holy city of Karbala. The explosions, which took place on Tuesday in the holy city, also wounded 17 others.
  3. Saudi Arabia jails Shia Muslim poet
    A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a Shia Muslim poet and journalist to one year in prison for being involved in anti-regime demonstrations in Eastern Province. Habib al-Ma’atiq has been in prison for more than a year.
  4. Serial Blasts Targeting Shiite Muslims Leaves Four Dead In Karachi
    At least four people were killed in several others injured in serial blasts targeting Shiite Muslims in Karachi on Tuesday.
  5. Iraqi security hiked as millions mark Arbaeen pilgrimage
    Iraqi officials say they have increased security in southern parts of the country as millions of Shiite Muslims began a pilgrimage to the holy city of Karbala.
  6. Sean Stone to Make Film about Ashura
    American actor and documentarist Sean Stone, the son of Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone, said he plans to make a film about Ashura, a day in which the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), Imam Hossein (PBUH), was martyred in 680 AD.
  7. Red Cross: 500,000 People Wounded in Syria Crisis
    At least half a million people have been injured in the Syrian conflict, the International Committee for Red Cross announced, adding that many of the victims lack access to basic healthcare and treatment.
  8. US Pledges Continued Support To Iraq In Fighting Terror Groups
    The United States has strongly condemned the recent terror strikes carried out by al-Qaeda-linked militant groups in Iraq, and pledged continued support to the Iraqi government in maintaining security in the country and fighting these groups.
  9. Saudi Arabia added to 9/11 lawsuit
    With an unusual acknowledgment of a mistake in a high-profile case, a federal appeals court in New York City has restored Saudi Arabia as a defendant in a lawsuit brought by thousands of 9/11 victims, their families and others.
  10. Saudi Arabia, US teamed up to invent Takfirism: Book
    The United States teamed up with Saudi Arabia in the 1990s to conceive Takfirism, says former CIA officer Robert Baer in his book.