Saudi soldier shot dead in Shiite area

A Saudi soldier died Sunday in a Shiite area of the Sunni-dominated kingdom`s east after a gunman opened fire, official media said.

Saudi Arabia says Islamic State ordered attack on Shiites in al-Ahsa

Saudi Arabia has arrested the four main suspects in an attack on Shiite Muslims this month and believes it was ordered by Islamic State militants from abroad, the state news agency cited an Interior Ministry security spokesman as saying on Monday.

Voting underway in Bahrain amid Shi'ite opposition boycott


Manama: Bahrainis went to the polls on Saturday for the first Legislative Elections since a 2011 uprising, but the vote is being boycotted by the Shi'ite opposition that led Gulf kingdom`s pro-democracy movement.

Three killed as police, rebels clash at Yemen airport

Clashes at Sanaa airport between Yemeni police and Shiite rebel gunmen have left three dead, in a rare confrontation since the rebels overran the capital in September, a security official said Tuesday.

Shiite rebels reject new Yemen cabinet, demand reshuffle

Shiite rebels rejected Saturday Yemen`s newly formed cabinet, which was hoped to defuse the country`s political crisis, demanding a reshuffle to dismiss members they consider unqualified and corrupt.

Bahrain orders probe into death of prisoner

Bahraini authorities ordered Saturday an investigation into the "beating and death" of an inmate in custody, the interior ministry said.

Policeman kills Shiite man for alleged blasphemy in Pakistan

A Pakistani policeman has been accused of killing a detained Shiite man with an axe for alleged blasphemy in the Punjab Province, a day after a Christian couple was burnt alive by a mob for the same crime.

Dozens feared killed in Nigeria suicide bomb attack

Dozens of people were feared killed Monday after a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at a religious gathering in Potiskum area of Nigeria`s northeastern state of Yobe, witnesses said.

Baghdad area bombings kill at least 24: Officials

Bombings in the Baghdad area killed at least 24 people on Saturday, just days ahead of major Shiite religious commemorations that face significant danger from militants, security and medical officials said.

Three dead as Yemen's Shiite rebels attack Sunni party HQ

Three people were killed in clashes triggered by a Shiite rebel attack on the headquarters of Yemen's Sunni Al-Islah party in the southwestern city of Ibb, security sources said today.

Iraqi security forces and Kurds gain ground against Islamic State

Iraqi government forces and Shi`ite militias seized control of the strategic town of Jurf al-Sakhar near Baghdad from Islamic State on Saturday and Kurdish fighters made gains in the north after heavy coalition air strikes against the Sunni militants.

Two Baghdad car bombs kill 28

Car bombs near a maternity hospital and a service station in Baghdad killed at least 28 people today, the latest in a spate of blasts to hit the city, police and medics said.

Yemen says al Qaeda captures town south of capital

Al Qaeda militants on Monday captured a town south of the capital Sanaa as they fought fierce battles elsewhere against Shiite rebels known as Houthis, security officials said.

Shiite-Sunni clashes leave 20 dead in Yemen

Shiite rebels sweeping across Yemen clashed with Sunni tribesmen and Al-Qaeda militants on Friday in violence that left 20 people dead, officials said.

State-backed Iraq Shiite militias commit `war crimes`: Amnesty

Shiite militias backed by the Iraqi army are committing war crimes against civilians in their fightback against the Islamic State jihadist group, rights watchdog Amnesty International said Tuesday.

Baghdad blasts kill at least 34 in Shiite districts: Police
Baghdad blasts kill at least 34 in Shiite districts: Police

Car bomb blasts in two Shiite neighbourhoods of the Iraqi capital killed at least 34 people and wounded 54 on Saturday, police and medical sources said.

Support for Iraq should respect sovereignty: FM

Iraq`s foreign minister said Wednesday that foreign assistance in the fight against the Islamic State jihadist group should respect the country`s sovereignty.

US condemns Shiite rebels in Yemen

President Barack Obama`s top counter-terrorism advisor called President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi on Wednesday to condemn Shiite rebels the Yemeni leader says have brought his country to the brink of civil war.

Yemen leader vows to restore authority, warns of civil war

Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi vowed to restore state authority and warned of "civil war" in the Sunni-majority country as Shiite rebels were seen in near-total control of the capital on Tuesday.

Israeli spy device blast kills Hezbollah man in Lebanon

A member of Lebanon's Hezbollah was killed when an Israeli listening device exploded in the south of the country, the Shiite militant group said on Saturday.