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Saudi, Iran stoke Sunni-Shia tensions in Nigeria: Experts

Northern Nigeria has become the latest battleground in the proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia, after violent clashes between supporters of rival groups from the two main branches of Islam.

17 dead as Yemen loyalists battle rebels for strategic heights

Heavy fighting between Yemeni government forces and Shiite rebels for control of the heights overlooking the strategic Bab al-Mandab strait has left 17 combatants dead, the loyalist commander said today.

Fourteen killed, over 20 wounded in suicide attack in Iraq's Kadhmiyah

Fourteen killed, over 20 wounded in suicide attack in Iraq's Kadhmiyah

At least 14 people were killed and 20 others injured in a suicide attack in Iraq`s Shia-majority district of Kadhmiyah.
 

India asks China to stop work in Pakistani Kashmir

New Delhi: India has asked China to stop all work in parts of Jammu and Kashmir occupied by Pakistan, the external affairs ministry said on Friday.

Hezbollah compares Brussels terror attacks to Syria

Hezbollah compares Brussels terror attacks to Syria

Radical Lebanese Shia movement Hezbollah on Tuesday deplored the deadly Brussels bombings and blamed hardline Sunni Islamists for exporting terrorism from Syria and the Middle East to Europe.

Islamic State committed genocide against Christians, Yazidis and Shia Muslims: United States

Islamic State committed genocide against Christians, Yazidis and Shia Muslims: United States

The Islamic State militant group has committed genocide against minority Christians and Yazidis as well as Shi`ite Muslims, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday, a finding that is unlikely to greatly change U.S. policy toward the group.

ISIS claims killing of `preacher` in Bangladesh

The Islamic State group said Tuesday it killed a Bangladeshi who was hacked to death this week, describing the victim as a top Shiite preacher -- a claim the country`s authorities reject.

`Jinnah wanted Hindus, Muslims in Pakistan to be like Roman Catholics, Protestants in Great Britain`

`Jinnah wanted Hindus, Muslims in Pakistan to be like Roman Catholics, Protestants in Great Britain`

Farhanaz Ispahani, in `Purifying the Land of the Pure: Pakistan`s Religious Minorities`, writes that Pakistan's rulers moved away from Jinnah`s pluralist vision.

About 3,500 slaves held by Islamic State in Iraq: UN report

About 3,500 slaves held by Islamic State in Iraq: UN report

An estimated 3,500 people, mainly women and children, are being held as slaves in Iraq by Islamic State militants, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Nimr Execution: Islamic leaders To Meet Sushma, Rajnath

They would also seek to bring international pressure to remove Saudi Arabia from the chair of the United Nations Humans Rights Council, Anjuman-E-Imamia President Syed Zamin Raza told PTI.

Suicide bomber kills 21 at Shi`ite Muslim procession in Nigeria

Suicide bomber kills 21 at Shi`ite Muslim procession in Nigeria

A suicide bomber on Friday blew himself up among crowds in a Shia Muslim procession outside the northeast Nigerian city of Kano, organisers told AFP. 

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.

Joint namaaz by Shia-Sunni sects to promote brotherhood in Lucknow

Shia and Sunni sects of the Muslim community on Friday offered a joint 'namaaz' on the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha at the historic Sibtainabad Imambara here today, in an attempt to put an end to the decades of sectarian tension between them.

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Waqf Board gets case registered against Shia cleric

The Shia Waqf Board has got a case registered against eminent Shia cleric Kalb-e-Jawwad on the charge of selling land belonging to it, an official said on Thursday.