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Religious conflict up in most of the world: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 02:56

Except for the Americas, religious conflict within countries rose around the world in 2012 to the highest level in six years, according to a study out on Tuesday.

51 dead in throwback to Iraq`s sectarian bloodshed

Last Updated: Friday, November 29, 2013, 23:53

A wave of violence today killed 51 people in Iraq, most of whom were kidnapped and shot dead with their corpses abandoned, in scenes harking back to Iraq`s sectarian war.

Nawaz Sharif pulls up officials over sectarian violence

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 19:45

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif pulled up the local administration and police for sectarian clashes in the Pakistani garrison city of Rawalpindi and ordered a crackdown on those responsible for the violence that claimed 11 lives.

Three killed in fresh sectarian violence in Pakistan

Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013, 16:45

Sectarian tensions continued to simmer in Pakistan on Monday as curfew was imposed in the northwestern cities of Hangu and Kohat after three persons died in an exchange of fire.

Pakistan: 10 killed, 80 injured in sectarian violence in Rawalpindi

Last Updated: Saturday, November 16, 2013, 08:55

At least 10 people, including some students of a Sunni seminary, were killed and over 80 others injured in sectarian violence that erupted in Pakistani garrison city of Rawalpindi on Saturday.

At least 10 killed in sectarian violence in Rawalpindi

Last Updated: Friday, November 15, 2013, 22:00

At least 10 people, including some students of a Sunni seminary, were killed in sectarian violence that erupted in the Pakistani garrison city of Rawalpindi today after a clash between two groups during a Muharram procession.

Bombs kill 86 in Baghdad as sectarian violence spreads

Last Updated: Thursday, August 29, 2013, 09:40

A series of car bombings and other attacks across Baghdad on Wednesday killed 86 people and wounded 263.

Over 30 die in northern Nigeria sectarian violence

Last Updated: Monday, February 25, 2013, 08:20

At least 31 people have been killed, 52 houses and 16 vehicles burnt after a disagreement over ownership of a football arena set off sectarian violence in Taraba.

Five killed in Bangladesh clashes between Islamists and police

Last Updated: Sunday, February 24, 2013, 20:08

At least 5 people, were killed and over 50 others injured as police opened fire during clashes with Islamists who enforced nationwide shutdown demanding execution of "atheist bloggers" for blasphemy.

‘2012 bloody year of sectarian violence in Pak’

Last Updated: Friday, November 23, 2012, 20:54

With attacks on religious places and processions, 2012 could be a "particularly bloody one" in terms of sectarian conflict.

16 militants killed in Pakistan raid

Last Updated: Sunday, September 02, 2012, 23:18

Sixteen pro-Taliban militants were killed in clashes with security forces in Pakistan`s restive tribal belt even as the country`s northwest witnessed a string of violent incidents.

`No phantom Hindu conspiracy out to get Pakistanis`

Last Updated: Sunday, August 19, 2012, 18:06

Pakistan is a country where one sect has no problem attacking the other weaker sect, and its citizens should own up to that, an editorial said.