1. Death toll from July Baghdad blast rises to 323: minister
    Baghdad (AFP) – One of the deadliest bombings to ever hit Iraq killed 323 people, two thirds of whom needed DNA testing to identify, the health minister said, raising an earlier toll from last month’s attack.
  2. Khamenei: Average Iranian not benefiting from nuclear deal
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Monday that the Iranian people have not seen any benefit from the nuclear deal with world powers, state media reported.
  3. Shia women allowed to perform Haj without male family member
    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court has directed the religious affairs ministry to permit Shia women to perform Haj without ‘mehram’ [a close male family member] this year.
  4. Nigerian inquiry says army killed 348 Shias in Zaria
    Nigeria’s army killed 348 people from the minority Shia Muslim sect last December in a series of clashes for which troops involved should be prosecuted, a judicial inquiry has concluded in a report.
  5. Foreign countries not to intervene in Muslim World: Malaysia PM
    JAKARTA, Malaysia – AhlulBayt News Agency – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said today Tuesday, the Muslim world should reject foreign intervention, as it clearly led to devastating results as seen in many countries.
  6. Russian Helicopter crashes in Syria’s Idlib; rebels savagely desecrated pilot by dragging his corpse on ground / Graphic
    AhlulBayt News Agency – A Russian military chopper crashed in the northeastern countryside of the Idlib Governorate on Monday after flying over Jaysh Al-Fateh’s positions near the city of Saraqib.
  7. Iraq’s once-despised counterterrorism forces now hailed in song
    At one time nicknamed the ‘Dirty Division,’ the elite forces have spearheaded nearly every major fight against the militants in Iraq.
  8. Gunmen kill Muslim Shiites in southwest Pakistan
    Gunmen riding a motorcycle killed two members of Pakistan’s Shiite Muslim minority on Monday in an apparent sectarian attack, police said.
  9. Panel Calls for Prosecution of Nigerian Soldiers in Killings of Hundreds of Shiites
    DAKAR, Senegal — Nigerian soldiers should be prosecuted for killing more than 300 people last year in battles with a sect of Shiite Muslims, according to a report issued Monday by a Nigerian judicial panel.