Five Hazara men gunned down in Pakistan

Five members of the minority Shia Hazara community were gunned down by motorcycle-borne assailants on Sunday in Pakistan's restive Baluchistan province.

Saudi king slams religious extremists as Muslims mark Ramadan

Saudi King Abdullah on Sunday sharply criticised religious extremists, vowing not to let "a handful of terrorists... terrify Muslims", in a speech marking the start of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan.

China orders `harsh` crackdown on religious extrem

A spate of deadly attacks in Xinjiang province were blamed on militants trained in