Amnesty urges probe over ‘mass burials’ of Shias by Nigerian Army

Claims by a Kaduna state official that Nigeria's military secretly buried 347 people after clashes with members of a minority Shia Muslim sect should be investigated and anyone suspected of wrongdoing put on trial, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

`Jinnah wanted Hindus, Muslims in Pakistan to be like Roman Catholics, Protestants in Great Britain`

`Jinnah wanted Hindus, Muslims in Pakistan to be like Roman Catholics, Protestants in Great Britain`

Farhanaz Ispahani, in `Purifying the Land of the Pure: Pakistan`s Religious Minorities`, writes that Pakistan's rulers moved away from Jinnah`s pluralist vision.

Kerala's Sunni religious leader calls gender equality ‘un-Islamic’

Islamic leader of Kerala, AP Aboobacker Musalyar has controversially declaed women as inferior to men.

Gaza rocket hits Israel: Army

A rocket fired by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip hit an open field in southern Israel on Monday, the Israeli Army said in a statement.

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.

Islamic scholar retracts statement on women reservation

Sunni leader Kanthapuram AP Aboobacker Musliar, who yesterday courted controversy for speaking against reservation for women in elections, on Friday said his statements were "distorted" to tarnish the image of the organisation he represents.

Joint namaaz by Shia-Sunni sects to promote brotherhood in Lucknow

Shia and Sunni sects of the Muslim community on Friday offered a joint 'namaaz' on the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha at the historic Sibtainabad Imambara here today, in an attempt to put an end to the decades of sectarian tension between them.

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At least 10 killed by two car bombs in Baghdad: Report

At least 10 people were killed and 22 others wounded in two car bomb attacks on Wednesday that targeted predominately Shi`ite neighbourhoods in Baghdad, police and medical sources said.

UAE imposes harsh penalties for religious crimes

 The United Arab Emirates on Monday announced new legislation imposing harsh sentences including the death penalty for crimes related to religious hatred and Sunni extremism.

Kuwait detains 26 over Islamic State suicide attack on mosque: Report

Kuwait has detained 26 people suspected of involvement in a suicide bombing on a Shi`ite Muslim mosque last month that killed 27 people, a local newspaper reported on Monday, quoting the public prosecutor.

Syrian army and Hezbollah lay siege to rebel-held border city

The Syrian army and Lebanese group Hezbollah said they had launched a major ground and air assault on the rebel-held Syrian city of Zabadani on Saturday and were closing in on the insurgents holed up inside.

Bomb goes off inside mosque in Damascus suburb, kills cleric

Syrian state TV says a bomb has exploded inside a mosque in an opposition-held suburb of Damascus, killing a Sunni Muslim cleric.

Sunnis, Shi'ites hold joint prayers in Bahrain

Sunnis, Shi'ites hold joint prayers in Bahrain

 Dozens of Shi'ites and Sunnis prayed side by side on Friday in a mosque near the capital of Bahrain, a country hit since 2011 by Shi'ite-led protests against its Sunni rulers.

Kuwait tightens security as emir attends joint prayers

Kuwait tightens security as emir attends joint prayers

Kuwait deployed unprecedented security measures around Shi'ite mosques for Friday prayers following last week`s deadly bombing, as the emir attended rare Shi'ite-Sunni joint ceremony in a show of unity. 

28 dead in attack on Shiites in Yemen claimed by ISIS

28 dead in attack on Shiites in Yemen claimed by ISIS

 The Islamic State group claimed an attack on two Huthi rebel leaders in Sanaa on Monday night that medics said had killed at least 28 people, including eight women.

Kuwait conducts mass funeral as police question suspects

Kuwait conducts mass funeral as police question suspects

Thousands of people in Kuwait took part in a mass funeral procession on Saturday for 27 people killed in a suicide bombing that targeted a Shi'ite mosque a day earlier.

Obama okays 450 more troops for Iraq training mission

Obama okays 450 more troops for Iraq training mission

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday approved the deployment of 450 more US military trainers to Iraq, a cautious bid to reverse gains by the Islamic State group.

Islamic State not significant threat in Saudi Arabia: US military

Islamic State is not a significant threat in Saudi Arabia, the US military said on Friday, as it declined to speculate on the Sunni militant group`s claim of responsibility for a deadly bombing at Shi`ite Muslim mosque.

Saudi clerics urge calm as village hit by Islamic State seethes

Saudi Arabia`s top Sunni cleric on Saturday branded a deadly attack on Shi`ite Muslims a bid to sow chaos, after villagers targeted in the bombing vented their anger at what they saw as the Sunni-dominated government`s indifference to their safety.