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Bahrain cuts opposition chief's jail term: Judicial source

Bahrain's top court on Monday reduced the jail sentence of Shiite opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman, who has been in prison since 2014, a judicial source said. 

Gunmen kill two Saudi police in Shiite majority city

Unidentified gunmen killed two Saudi policemen in the mainly Shiite eastern city of Dammam early on Tuesday, authorities in the region said.

Top Sunni Muslim body urges unity to defeat `terrorism` after Nice

Sunni Islam`s leading seat of learning Al-Azhar on Friday condemned a deadly truck attack in Nice on France`s national holiday.

Islamic State car bomb attack kills seven north of Baghdad

A suicide bomber killed at least seven people north of Baghdad on Wednesday, security and medical sources said, in the second bombing claimed by Islamic State in the district in as many days.

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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