Shias being targeted, clerics to tell Mulayam

 Shia clerics will meet Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav at his Delhi residence next week and tell him that members of their community were being targeted, a spokesman said on Saturday.

Anti-Shia attacks in Pakistan on the rise

Pakistan has seen a rising tide of sectarian violence in recent times, particularly against Shias -- of which the Ismaili community is a sub-sect -- who make up around 20 percent of the country`s predominantly Muslim population.

Shiite militia seizes Yemen president's chief of staff

Shiite militiamen in control of Yemen's capital on Saturday seized President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi's chief of staff in a new challenge to his leadership of the violence-plagued country.

Iran condemns terrorist acts against Pakistan Shias

Iran Monday condemned the recent terrorist attack in the city of Rawalpindi in Pakistan in which a number of Shia Muslims were killed.

Dreaded terrorist Malik Ishaq released by Pakistan govt
Dreaded terrorist Malik Ishaq released by Pakistan govt

Malik Ishaq, dreaded chief of banned LeJ that has carried out attacks on minority Shias and the mastermind of the assault on the Sri Lankan cricket team in 2009, has been released after three years in jail with the Pakistan government not seeking an extension of his detention.

Shias in UP seek Azam Khan`s removal

The Shias here have asked Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to clear ambiguities in Waqf Board appointments, allegedly been done at the behest of Urban Development and Wakf Minister Azam Khan.

Lucknow calm after sectarian clashes

The Uttar Pradesh capital was calm on Saturday, two days after sectarian clashes took place after a prayer meeting over Iraq, officials said.

Iraq crisis: 50 families contact control room in Punjab

Over 50 families from across Punjab have contacted a control room set up by the state government to collect details about those stranded in trouble-torn Iraq.

India should side with Shiites in Shia-Sunni war in Iraq: Subramanian Swamy

As New Delhi continues to work hard to secure the release of 40 Indians kidnapped by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday opined that the India should take side with the Shiite community in the ongoing Shia-Sunni war in Iraq.

Pak Shias protest leader`s killing; 17 dead in unrest so far

Hundreds of Shias turned out for the funeral of a prominent scholar whose murder sparked off a bout of violence in which 17 people have been killed in the last 24 hours in Pakistan`s largest city.

Pakistan`s Shias, Sunnis frame code of conduct

Close on the heels of communal clashes that claimed at least a dozen lives, leaders of the Shia and Sunni sects in Pakistan have framed a code of conduct to avert sectarian confrontations.

Three Shias killed in Pakistani Punjab

Unidentified gunmen on Saturday shot dead three Shias, including an imam, in two separate attacks in Pakistan`s Punjab province, triggering protests by members of the minority community.

Hindus, Shias, minorities worse off in Pakistan: US report

The already poor religious freedom environment for Christians, Ahmadis and Hindus has continued to deteriorate in Pakistan over the last eighteen months, according to a US body monitors violations of religious freedom abroad.

Two militants killed, 4 detained over Quetta attacks on Shias

Two members of the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, responsible for terror attacks on Shias were killed and four detained during a pre-dawn operation by security forces in Quetta city.

Lashkar-e-Jhangvi warns more attacks on Shias in Balochistan

The LeJ spokesman claimed his group had 20 more explosives-laden vehicles "ready to hit the enemy".

Pak launches `targeted operation` against Quetta militants

Pakistan on Tuesday ordered a "targeted operation" against militants in Quetta.

Pak CJ seeks govt response on attacks on Shias

Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry took suo moto notice of a series of attacks that killed hundreds of Shia Hazaras in Quetta and sought a response from the government regarding steps taken to address the issue.

80 Shias killed in Pakistan in November

At least 80 Shia Muslims were killed in targeted attacks across Pakistan in November, a Shia organisation has said in a report.

Where Hindus join Shias to mourn Imam Hussain

A group of upper caste Hindus joined Shia Muslims in Muzaffarpur to commemorate martyrdom of Imam Hussain. Martyrdom of grandson of Prophet Mohammed, his family, followers marks 10th day of Moharram.

Nothing like Muharram in Hyderabad

Ashurkhanas derive their name from ashura, the 10th day of Muharram, which is also the climax of the period of mourning that marks Muharram.