Gunmen on Saturday seized Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi`s chief of staff, whose nomination as prime minister last year was rejected by Shiite militiamen controlling the capital, an official said.
Pakistan on Saturday hanged a militant of a banned anti-Shiite outfit here after a court rejected a "compromise" and upheld the death penalty awarded to him, taking the number of executions in the country since the lifting of the moratorium on capital punishment to 20.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.