The Islamic State (IS) group claimed to have carried out a deadly suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday that killed at least 33 people and injured more than 100, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said, in what, if verified, would be the first major attack claimed by the group in the country.
The Islamic world is at risk of "disintegration" due to the current conflicts in the region between the Sunni and Shiite strands of the Muslim faith, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in comments published Thursday.
Iraqi security forces regained the town of al-Baghdadi after fierce clashes with the Islamic State (IS) militants and also fought with them in the province of Anbar, security and medical sources said Saturday.
Beleaguered Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, who fled to Aden after escaping from Shiite militia controlling Sanaa, considers the southern port city the country`s capital, an aide said on Saturday.
A series of car bombs on Saturday ripped through a crowded marketplace and Shiite militia's checkpoint, killing a total of 19 people in separate attacks north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, officials said.
The militants of Sunni radical group Islamic State (IS) over the past few days have been looting and destroying ancient religious sites in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, a government official said Sunday.
Thousands of Shiite Muslims rallied Saturday to protest against the killing of 61 people in a suicide bombing at a mosque, as southern Pakistan shut down to mourn the nation`s worst sectarian attack in nearly two years.
Bahraini Shi'ite opposition chief Sheikh Ali Salman, in custody for allegedly trying to overthrow the kingdom`s Sunni regime, rejected the charges as his trial opened on Wednesday, a judicial source said.