Curfew in parts of Srinagar after clashes

Curfew continued in parts of Srinagar on Thursday, a day after sectarian clashes in some parts of the city.

Iraqi Sunni cleric`s convoy struck by bomb

Insurgents often target Sunni clerics seen as working closely with the Shi’ite-led government.

Al Qaeda `returning to old Iraq strongholds`

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announced an operation called "Breaking the Walls" in an audio posted on militant websites.

Suicide bomber kills 32 at Baghdad funeral march

Insurgents have stepped up violence in Iraq since US military withdrawal last month.

Bahrain: Life in prison for Pakistani killers

A security court also gave prison terms to 7 university students charged with causing violence amid Shi’ite-led protests.

Mubarak names successor to late Al-Azhar cleric: Report

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Friday appointed a new head of Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam`s most prestigious institution, after the death of its top cleric last week, the official MENA agency reported.