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

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 19:32

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

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 16:04

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

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 14:06

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

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 09:53

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

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 11:46

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

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 03:57

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

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 14:16

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

Last Updated: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 18:18

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

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 10:09

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

Eight killed in Baghdad bombing

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 16:10

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