Iraq works to ease tensions after mosque attack kills 70

Iraqi officials worked Saturday to calm soaring tensions after the killing of 70 people at a Sunni mosque, as Washington branded the beheading of an American journalist a "terrorist attack."

Shi`ite militiamen kill 70 at Iraq Sunni mosque

Shi`ite militiamen gunned down 70 people in an apparent revenge attack at an Iraqi Sunni mosque, dealing a blow to government efforts to regain territory seized by jihadist-led militants.

Kashmiri-Americans to send fact finding team to Kaunsar Nag

Kashmiri-Americans will send a fact finding mission to Kausnar Nag in Jammu and Kashmir following reports in Pakistani media about a temporary mosque being constructed at this high-altitude oligotrophic lake.

Sena welcomes HC ruling; asks court to consider mosque speakers

Uddhav Thackeray welcomed the Bombay High Court`s ruling banning minors from participating in human pyramids during Dahi Handi celebrations, but also asked the court to "pay attention" to the loudspeakers atop mosques.

Maudany tells SC he was not allowed to enter mosque for Eid

Out on bail, Abdul Nazir Maudany, prime accused in 2008 Bangalore serial bomb blast case, on Friday told the Supreme Court that "foolproof security" prevented him from offering his Eid prayers in a mosque while Karnataka Police said allowing him to enter the place of worship would have left him unguarded.

Three clerics banned in Bahrain for spreading hate

Three clerics in Bahrain have been forbidden from preaching in mosques following allegations that they incited sectarian hate.

Student killed, 23 injured in clash inside mosque in Doda in J&K

A student was killed and 23 other people were injured in a clash between two groups inside a mosque over control of its management in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Imam, two others killed in Xinjiang violence

The imam of China`s largest mosque was killed in the troubled Xinjiang region and police on Thursday shot dead two suspects and captured another for the killing.

Prez offers `dua` at mosque

President Pranab Mukherjee offered `dua` (prayers) at a mosque inside President`s Estate on the occassion of `Khatam Shareef` -- which marks completion of recitation of holy Quran.

Sikhs participate in Iftar at Dubai mosque

Around 150 Sikhs attended an iftar feast at a mosque in Dubai, joining Muslims in breaking their fast during the month of Ramadan in the Gulf country.

Iraqi Islamic State leader purported to make public appearance

A man purported to be the reclusive leader of the militant Islamic State has made what would be his first public appearance at the grand mosque in Iraq`s second city, Mosul, according to a video recording posted on the Internet on Saturday.

Suicide bomber kills five outside northeast Nigeria mosque

A suicide bomber targeting worshippers in a mosque in a remote village in northeast Nigeria killed five people and wounded dozens, a security source said on Saturday, in an area where Islamist insurgents are mounting near daily attacks.

Jihadists destroy mosques and shrines in Iraq

Jihadists who overran Mosul last month have demolished ancient shrines and mosques in and around the historic northern Iraqi city, residents and social media posts said today.

Vandals deface Tatar mosque with graffiti in Poland

Vandals have defaced a mosque in a Tatar region of eastern Poland with graffiti, a local community leader said on Sunday.

Meerut: Uneasy calm prevails, schools remain shut today

A day after cases against 200 persons were registered in connection with a communal clash that left seven injured, authorities ordered the closure of all schools in Meerut.

Three killed in blast inside mosque in Pakistan

The security forces and rescue teams rushed to the area and shifted the injured to Lady Reading Hospital.

Vandals leave graffiti on mosque in Israel: Police

Vandals left anti-Muslim graffiti on a mosque in northern Israel, police said today, the latest in a string of racist and religious attacks in the region.

Police oppose transfer of blast cases to CBI

Police on Thursday opposed in the Madras High Court Bench here a plea seeking transfer of two bomb blast cases that occurred near a mosque here in November last and March this year, to the CBI.

Tamil Nadu: Bomb explodes near mosque, no casualty

A low-intensity bomb exploded in front of a mosque at Nelpettai here on Friday.

Kenya frees 41 charged after extremist mosque raid

Kenya has suffered a string of attacks blamed on Islamist insurgents, including the September massacre in Nairobi`s Westgate mall in which at least 67 people were killed.