Four persons, including three minority Shia Muslims, were killed and nine others injured in three separate firing incidents of sectarian violence that broke out in Pakistan's restive Baluchistan province.
Saudi Arabia`s top Sunni cleric on Saturday branded a deadly attack on Shi`ite Muslims a bid to sow chaos, after villagers targeted in the bombing vented their anger at what they saw as the Sunni-dominated government`s indifference to their safety.
Pakistan The militant group that said it was behind Wednesday`s massacre of 45 commuters in Karachi is a dangerous outfit with ties to Pakistan`s Taliban, but intelligence sources voiced doubts about claims it had received financial support from Islamic State.
The Islamic world is at risk of "disintegration" due to the current conflicts in the region between the Sunni and Shiite strands of the Muslim faith, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in comments published Thursday.
Iraq`s most important Shi`ite religious leader, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, called on Friday for greater professionalism and planning by government forces and allied militias in fighting Islamic State insurgents.
Iraqi security forces regained the town of al-Baghdadi after fierce clashes with the Islamic State (IS) militants and also fought with them in the province of Anbar, security and medical sources said Saturday.
Beleaguered Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, who fled to Aden after escaping from Shiite militia controlling Sanaa, considers the southern port city the country`s capital, an aide said on Saturday.
A lawyer from Pakistan's minority Shia sect, who was a counsel for several activists of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, was on Wednesday shot dead by unidentified gunmen here with police suspecting it to be a case of sectarian violence.