Shiites

Bahrain jails 8 Shiites, revokes nationality

A Bahraini court sentenced eight Shiites to 15-year jail terms for forming a terror group.

Jun 17, 2016, 04:02 AM IST

Bahrain jails 2 Shiites over Iraq explosives training

A Bahraini court revoked two Shiites' citizenship Monday and jailed them for 10 years each for training in Iraq to carry out bombings in the Sunni-ruled kingdom, a judicial source said.

Nov 10, 2015, 01:17 AM IST
Islamic State claims deadly Baghdad truck bombing; toll at 38

Islamic State claims deadly Baghdad truck bombing; toll at 38

The Islamic State jihadist group claimed responsibility for a Thursday truck bombing in Shiite-majority area of northern Baghdad that officials said killed at least 38 people.

Aug 13, 2015, 14:00 PM IST
IS truck bomb kills at least 38 in Baghdad market

IS truck bomb kills at least 38 in Baghdad market

A truck bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 38 people in a Shiite-majority area of Baghdad Thursday, in one of the deadliest single attacks in the city in months.

Aug 13, 2015, 11:11 AM IST

Suicide bomber kills guard in southwest Pakistan before Eid: Police

A suicide bomber apparently targeting minority Shiites blew himself up late Friday, killing a security guard who intercepted him at the entrance to a housing complex in restive southwestern Pakistan, police said.

Jul 18, 2015, 05:59 AM IST

Gunmen kill 2 Shiites, policeman in Pakistan sectarian attack

Gunmen on Monday shot dead two Shiite brothers and a policeman at a passport office in the Pakistani city of Quetta, officials said, the latest sectarian attack to strike the country`s restive southwest.

Jul 06, 2015, 18:49 PM IST

Bahrain jails 57 Shiites on bomb plot charges

A court in Bahrain has handed down sentences of up to life imprisonment against 57 Shiites accused of plotting attacks against police and other targets, state media reported.

Jun 12, 2015, 18:55 PM IST

Iran`s Khamenei urges Muslim unity in face of oppression

 Iran`s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called Thursday for unity in the Muslim world in order to counter "oppression" from the West, on the anniversary of his predecessor`s death. 

Jun 04, 2015, 16:23 PM IST

Shiites gather to bury `heroes` of Saudi mosque bombing

The remains of four Saudi Shiite "heroes" blown to pieces after preventing a suicide bomber from entering a mosque will be buried in the kingdom`s east on Wednesday.

Jun 03, 2015, 12:00 PM IST

Saudi policeman killed in Shiite town shootout

A Saudi policeman was killed in a gunfight with "terrorists" in a town populated by minority Shiites in the east of the kingdom, the interior ministry said.

Apr 06, 2015, 15:32 PM IST

With Yemen attack, IS aims to eclipse Qaeda: Analysts

By claiming its first attack in Yemen the Islamic State group is seeking to exploit the chaos gripping the country and siphon support from the world`s most fearsome Al-Qaeda branch, analysts say.

Mar 21, 2015, 19:28 PM IST

Yemen arrests three foreigners over possible al Qaeda links

Yemeni police have arrested three foreigners in the capital Sanaa after one of them was found to have al Qaeda material in his possession, the Interior Ministry said.

Jan 03, 2015, 15:06 PM IST

Egypt to try 31 people over 2013 murders of Shiites

Thirty-one defendants are to go on trial in Egypt later this month on charges related to the 2013 killings of four Shiites outside Cairo, a court statement said on Thursday.

Dec 04, 2014, 20:41 PM IST

Saudi says attackers behind Shiite killings linked to IS

Saudi Arabia said Monday the assailants behind Shiite killings earlier this month are linked to the Islamic State jihadist group, including many jailed previously over suspected extremist ties.

Nov 25, 2014, 00:15 AM IST

Shiites mark holy day in defiance of jihadists

Huge crowds of Shiites gathered in Iraq and Lebanon on Tuesday today to mark a key holy day in defiance of jihadists from the Islamic State group.

Nov 05, 2014, 00:55 AM IST

Baghdad attacks targeting Shiites kill at least 16

A suicide bombing and shelling targeting Shiites in Baghdad killed at least 16 people ahead of major religious commemorations, Iraqi security and medical officials said on Tuesday.

Nov 04, 2014, 22:08 PM IST

Saudi arrests 6 suspects in deadly attack on Shiites

Saudi police arrested six suspects Tuesday in a deadly overnight shooting against Shiites in the oil-rich east of the kingdom, the interior ministry said.

Nov 04, 2014, 14:49 PM IST

Iraq on 'high alert' for jihadist attacks on pilgrims

Iraq stepped up security amid fears of the Islamic State group launching major attacks as thousands of Shiites flocked on Monday to the shrine city of Karbala for an annual pilgrimage.

Nov 03, 2014, 17:24 PM IST

Iraq blasts targeting Shiites kills at least 19

Baghdad: Two car bomb blasts targeting Shiites in Baghdad ahead of the major Ashura religious commemorations killed at least 19 people, security and medical officials have said.

Nov 03, 2014, 03:59 AM IST

Iraq blast targeting Shiites kills at least 13

A car bomb blast targeting Shiites in Baghdad ahead of the major Ashura religious commemorations killed at least 13 people on Sunday, security and medical officials said.

Nov 02, 2014, 23:27 PM IST