Shi`ite Muslims

Iraq executions carried out without proper trial, fuelled by vengeance: UN

Thirty-six men hanged in Iraq for a sectarian mass killing of soldiers were denied a proper legal defence at their trials and the executions appeared to have been "fuelled by vengeance", the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Aug 23, 2016, 23:24 PM IST
Islamic State issues audio clip purporting to be of Kuwait bomber

Islamic State issues audio clip purporting to be of Kuwait bomber

 Islamic State released an audio clip purporting to be a posthumous statement by a militant who killed 27 people in a suicide bombing attack on a Kuwait mosque on Friday.

Jun 29, 2015, 11:44 AM IST

Iraq security forces on alert as Shi'ites gather for Ashoura

 Shi`ite Muslims gathered at shrines and mosques across Iraq on Tuesday for the Ashoura religious ritual as Iraqi security forces were on alert for possible attacks that have inflicted mass casualties during past pilgrimages.

Nov 04, 2014, 12:48 PM IST

Shi`ite Muslims protest ban on Muharram procession in Kashmir

Shi`ite Muslims staged a protest demonstration against the ban on their processions on ‘Ashura’ the 10th day of the Muharram in Srinagar.

Nov 25, 2012, 20:00 PM IST

Saudi seeks arrest of 23 Shi`ites for unrest

The Sunni-ruled kingdom accused wanted men of serving the agenda of a foreign power, referrring to Shi`ite rival Iran.

Jan 02, 2012, 21:22 PM IST

‘Bahraini police fire tear gas at protesters’

Tensions have been high in Bahrain since security forces crushed weeks of pro-democracy street protests by the majority Shi`ite Muslims in March.

Dec 17, 2011, 09:33 AM IST

Suicide attack in NW Pakistan kills 19: Police

The bomber struck a school van before hitting rear wall of police station.

Sep 06, 2010, 13:18 PM IST