1. Morocco will train clerics to detect, counter Al Qaida’s influence
    Officials said Morocco would host the training of dozens of preachers and other clerics from Bahrain in 2010. They said the course would help the clerics detect and combat Al Qaida influence in Bahraini mosques.
  2. Saudis carry out 33 airstrikes on northern Yemen
    Saudi fighter jets have launched a new round of airstrikes on Houthi positions in northern Yemen despite a truce offer put forward by the Shia fighters.
  3. Pakistani Shia figure asks for purging govt institutions of terrorists
    Senator Allama Abbas Kumaili, the leader of the Jafferia Alliance, said on Tuesday that there was a need to purge the government institutions of terrorists.
  4. Australia– Shots fired at mosque
    Perth’s Islamic community has backed claims by police that an incident in which shots were fired at a mosque was not racially motivated.
  5. Islamic centre launched in Bahrain
    MANAMA: Deloitte has announced the launch of a new Islamic Finance Knowledge Centre (IFKC) in Bahrain.
  6. Bahrain Accused of Censoring Shia Literature
    The Movement of Liberties and Democracy-HAQ alleges that the government is trying to block publishers from disseminating Shi’ite literature the government does not want displayed.
  7. 27 foreign country delegation visit holy shrines in Iraq
    a strong delegation of 27 foreign states has visited number of holy shrines in Iraq.
  8. Bahrain Tortures Shia Activists: HRW
    Bahrain needs to take urgent steps to end torture and ill-treatment of security suspects during interrogation, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The government should promptly investigate all torture allegations and prosecute security officials suspected of abusing detainees.
  9. Iran says makes arrests before revolution day rally
    TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran has arrested several people who were preparing to disrupt rallies on February 11 marking the 1979 Islamic revolution, police said on Wednesday, in a clear warning to opposition supporters planning new protests.
  10. HRW: Kingdom of Bahrain Tortures Shia Activists
    Bahrain needs to take urgent steps to end torture and ill-treatment of security suspects during interrogation, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The government should promptly investigate all torture allegations and prosecute security officials suspected of abusing detainees.