Car bomb explodes near mosque in rebel-held Yemen capital
Car bomb explodes near mosque in rebel-held Yemen capital

A car bomb exploded Saturday near a mosque in the Old City of the rebel-held Yemeni capital Sanaa, causing casualties, witnesses and security sources said.

Yemen rebels seize provincial capital near Saudi border

Shiite Huthi rebels on Sunday seized a provincial capital in northern Yemen near the border with Saudi Arabia, residents said, a day ahead of UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva.

Egyptian court jails 23 men over killing of Shi'ite Muslims: Sources

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 23 men to 14 years in jail without parole over the killing of four Shi`ite Muslims in 2013, judicial sources said. 

Bahrain says it has broken up Shi'ite group involved in terrorism

Bahrain said on Sunday it had broken up a banned anti-government Shi`ite Muslim group behind a series of attacks and arrested several of its members.

Suicide attacks in Iraq's Anbar kill 35 troops

Three Islamic State suicide bombers targeted a police base in Iraq's western Anbar province with explosives-laden Humvees today, killing at least 35 police and Shiite militiamen, officials said.

Egypt top Islamic body says IS maliciously fans sectarianism

A top religious institute in Egypt has called attempts by the Islamic State group to fan sectarianism in the region a "malicious" way to undermine modern societies and states.

Airstrikes target Yemen's rebels as fighting rages in east

Saudi-led warplanes bombed Shiite rebels in their northern Yemeni stronghold on Thursday as fighting raged in an oil-rich eastern province, security officials and tribesmen said.

Gunmen kill 4 in Pakistan sectarian violence

 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 clerics urge calm as village hit by Islamic State seethes

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.

Islamic State suicide bomber attacks Saudi Shiite mosque, killing 21

An Islamic State group suicide bomber attacked a Shiite mosque in Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia, killing 21 people and wounding 81 in an assault that threatens to fan sectarian tensions.

Pakistan officials question group's claim of Islamic State funding

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.

Goodbye my son! After spate of attacks, Shiites flee Pakistan

After losing one of his two sons to the worst attack against minority Shiites in Pakistan`s history, Ali was determined for the other to find a new life abroad.

Islamic world risks `disintegration`: Erdogan

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 top Shi'ite cleric urges more professionalism in fight against IS

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.

Beirut says UAE to expel 70 mostly Shiite Lebanese

The United Arab Emirates will expel 70 Lebanese nationals, mostly Shiite Muslims, within the next 24 hours, Lebanese officials said on Friday.

Iraqi forces advance after seizing key town from IS

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 Hadi says Aden Yemen 'capital'

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.

Shia lawyer shot dead in Pakistan

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.

Hardline Sunni leader shot dead in Pakistan

Unidentified gunmen on Sunday shot dead a leader from a hardliner Sunni religious group in Pakistan in an apparent sectarian attack, police said.

Fighting in Yemen kills 16 Shiite rebels, 10 Sunni tribesmen

Yemeni security and military officials say fighting between Shiite rebels and Sunni tribesmen in the country's south has left 26 dead.