Saudi militant suspect kills father and is shot dead by police

Saudi Arabian police shot dead a wanted suspected militant early on Tuesday after he killed his own father who had reported him to the authorities, the Interior Ministry said in a statement carried on state media. 

Pentagon slams ''unhelpful'' Shi'ite code name for Ramadi offensive

The Pentagon on Tuesday said it was "unhelpful" for Iraq`s Shi`ite militia to have announced an openly sectarian code name for the operation to retake the Sunni city of Ramadi and added that, in the US view, the full-on offensive had yet to begin.

Torn Yemen bleeds in Saudi-Iran proxy war: Analysts

Torn between a north controlled by Shiite rebels and a south dominated by the embattled president`s allies, Yemen is mired in a proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia, analysts say.

US airdrops aid for Sunnis in western Iraq: Pentagon

US cargo planes have parachuted aid to a beleaguered Sunni tribe in western Iraq, the Pentagon said Tuesday, in a sign Iraqi government forces remain in a tenuous position against Islamic State jihadists in Anbar province.

Yemen names new PM, who is rejected by rebels

 Yemen`s president named his chief of staff as premier Tuesday, a move rejected by Shiite rebels who overran the capital two weeks ago and whose departure the move was meant to have hastened.

Islamic State menace: `No` from one Iraq villager triggered mass killing of Yazidis

When Islamic State militants stormed into a northern Iraqi village and ordered everyone to convert to Islam or die only one person refused. But that did not satisfy the Sunni insurgents who are even more hardline than al Qaeda.

Caliphate declaration `heresy`, say Islamists

The surprise declaration of a "caliphate" by jihadists accused of committing atrocities in Syria and Iraq has provoked an outcry even among Islamists who dream of a state under Sharia law.

Qaeda-linked group urged Lebanese Sunni Muslims to attack Hezbollah

The al Qaeda-linked Abdullah Azzam Brigades had urged Lebanese Sunni Muslims to attack the Iranian-backed Shi`ite militant group Hezbollah a day before Wednesday`s suicide bombing in central Beirut. 

Priyanka Gandhi meets Muslim clerics, wins support for Congress

While she might not be a Congress member officially, but Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has started to play an active role in the internal and external affairs of the party.

Rebels, Islamists form dangerous alliance in Pakistan`s unruly southwest

In Pakistan`s volatile, resource-rich province of Baluchistan, separatists have teamed up with radical Sunni Muslims in their fight against the Pakistani government.

Explosions rock Iraqi capital, killing at least 34

Multiple explosions rocked Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least 34 people.

Triple bombs kill 8 Shiites during Ashoura ritual in Iraq’s Baqouba

Ashura is an annual mourning period during which Shia Muslims commemorate the martyrdo of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad at the Battle of Karbala, Iraq.

Iran hangs 16 in reprisal for Pakistan border killings

Iran said it executed 16 "rebels" Saturday in reprisal after gunmen killed at least 14 border guards near the border with Pakistan, in a rugged area often rocked by violence.

24 killed in multiple attacks across Iraq

At least 24 were killed in multiple attacks across Iraq Wednesday, a police source said.

Eight killed in Baghdad bombing

Eight people died in bomb explosions in Baghdad Tuesday, an official said.