- Grand Ayatollah Mar’ashi Najafi’s Demise Anniversary Commemorated
The 22nd anniversary of Grand Ayatollah Mar’ashi Najafi’s demise was commemorated on December 29 in the holy city of Qom, Iran.
- Pakistani police arrest 5 Taliban militants
Police in the Pakistani port city of Karachi Saturday arrested several Taliban militants including their local chief and recovered suicide jackets, explosives and weapons from their possession.
- Iraqi leader celebrates US withdrawal as new dawn
BAGHDAD — Iraq’s prime minister hailed the end of the American military presence in Iraq as a new dawn for his country and urged Iraqis to preserve the unity of a nation still under attack by insurgents and beset by sectarian divisions.
- Hindus and Hazaras facing problems in Pak: HRCP
Human Rights Commission of Pakistan chief Zohra Yousuf has said that members of the minority Hindu and Hazara communities had been compelled to seek sanctuary abroad as they were facing numerous problems within the country.
- Bahraini teenager dies as police crush demo
Bahraini police fired tear gas grenades to disperse protesters, killing a Shia protester in the Sunni-ruled country where tensions have been running high, the opposition said on Sunday.
- Iraqi civilian deaths in Dec lowest level in 2011
BAGHDAD – The number of civilians killed in violence across Iraq dropped to a year low in December, government figures showed on Sunday, despite bombings that rocked the capital after the pullout of U.S. forces.
- Shia students’ strike to mark PU VC interviews
LAHORE – The Punjab government would interview 15 educationists against the vacancy of Punjab University’s permanent vice chancellor (VC) on Monday (today) while the Punjab Higher Education Department (HED) has rejected 15 applicants on not meeting the HED criteria, amid strong protests by the PU Shia against the invitation to pro-Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba (IJT) candidates for the slot, Pakistan Today learnt on Sunday.
- Shia leader killed in attack
KARACHI: A Shia leader was killed and his companion injured in an assault on Rashid Minhas Road within the limits of Gulshan-e-Iqbal police station Saturday evening, while two armed attackers were also wounded after the Shia leader’s companions opened fire on them in retaliation.
- Sectarian violence: Shia protesters march to Governor House
KARACHI: Thousands of angry Shia protesters marched to the Governor House on Sunday to protest the killing of a community leader.
- HRW Ordered Saudi King Abdullah to Release Tens of Innocent Shiite Muslim Prisoners
Human Rights Watch has called on Saudi Arabia to release scores of political prisoners in the country who have been detained during anti-government protests since last week.