Gunmen kill 14 in Kabul attack on Shiites marking Ashura

Gunmen targeted Shiite pilgrims in Kabul late Tuesday, killing at least 14 people as they gathered to celebrate Ashura, one of the most important festivals on the Shiite calendar, officials said.

Oct 12, 2016, 01:14 AM IST

Pakistan's Shi`ites mark Ashura amid tight security after bombing

Shi`ites in Pakistan on Saturday demanded more protection from the government even as they observed Ashura amid tight security, a day after militant group LeJ carried out a suicide bombing on a Muharram procession in the Sindh province that claimed 24 lives.

Oct 24, 2015, 20:53 PM IST

Crowds mass in Iraq's Karbala for mourning ritual

Huge crowds of black-clad Shi`ite faithful massed in the Iraqi city of Karbala on Saturday, crying and beating their chests to commemorate the 7th century killing of the prophet's grandson.

Oct 24, 2015, 20:36 PM IST
Islamic State claims responsibility for bombings in Bangladesh; 1 dead

Islamic State claims responsibility for bombings in Bangladesh; 1 dead

A series of blasts killed at least one person and wounded dozens as Shi'ite Muslims gathered for a procession in the old part of Bangladesh's capital early on Saturday to mark the holy day of Ashura, police said.

Oct 24, 2015, 18:30 PM IST
Police foil Muharram procession in Srinagar, detains mourners

Police foil Muharram procession in Srinagar, detains mourners

The Police on Saturday foiled the Muharram procession in Srinagar when they were trying to gather at Ghanta Ghar in lalchowk to take out a major procession.

Oct 24, 2015, 10:58 AM IST
Blasts targeting Shias kill one, wound nearly 90 in Bangladesh

Blasts targeting Shias kill one, wound nearly 90 in Bangladesh

At least one person was killed and nearly 90 others were injured on Saturday in a series of bomb blasts in front of a Shia shrine in Bangladesh.

Oct 24, 2015, 09:32 AM IST

Saudi Arabia police arrest 33 on terror charges

The police in Saudi Arabia on Saturday arrested 33 people with reported links to a terror attack that killed five people earlier this week, a media report said.

Nov 08, 2014, 20:47 PM IST

Hundreds of thousands pack Iraq`s Karbala for Ashura

Hundreds of thousands of ITuesday, braving the threat of jihadist attack to mark one of the holiest days of their faith.

Nov 04, 2014, 15:03 PM IST

Five killed in Saudi shooting on Shia festival: Police

 Five people were killed and nine injured in a shooting on Monday night in a mostly Shia neighbourhood of eastern Saudi Arabia, police said, as the area prepared to celebrate the Shia festival of Ashura. 

Nov 04, 2014, 11:30 AM IST

Iraq on 'high alert' for jihadist attacks on pilgrims

Iraq stepped up security amid fears of the Islamic State group launching major attacks as thousands of Shiites flocked on Monday to the shrine city of Karbala for an annual pilgrimage.

Nov 03, 2014, 17:24 PM IST

Forget petty differences: Zardari tells people on Ashura

Against the backdrop of a string of sectarian attacks that have killed dozens, President Asif Ali Zardari appealed to people to forget their "petty differences".

Nov 25, 2012, 17:56 PM IST

Omar pays homage to martyrs of Karbala on Muharram

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday paid homage to the martyrs of Karbala on the eve of Ashura (the 10th day of mourning in Muharram).

Nov 24, 2012, 18:51 PM IST

Bomb at Pakistan Shi’ite procession kills 7, including kids

At least seven people, including three children, were killed and 30 others were wounded at a Shi’ite Muslim procession in northwestern Pakistan.

Nov 24, 2012, 11:34 AM IST

Saudi security forces withdraw from Shiite village

The move appears aimed at reducing friction with the kingdom`s minority Shiites on the first day of Ashura.

Nov 28, 2011, 19:19 PM IST

Thousands throng on Karachi streets to mark Ashura

Ashura marks end of 10-day rituals to mourn the death of Hazrat Imam Hussein.

Dec 18, 2010, 11:13 AM IST

Several foreigners arrested during unrest: Iran

Iran said on Monday several foreign citizens were arrested during clashes between opposition supporters and security forces during a religious festival last month, state television reported.

Jan 04, 2010, 16:36 PM IST

Shiite pilgrims descend on Iraq`s Karbala for Ashura

Hundreds of thousands of Shiite pilgrims descended on the holy shrine city of Karbala on Saturday for the climax of Ashura commemorations, despite fears of violent attacks by Sunni extremists.

Dec 26, 2009, 18:25 PM IST