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IS claims deadly attack on Shiite mosque in Kabul

The Islamic State group said it carried out a gun and bomb attack on a Shiite mosque in Kabul on Friday that killed at least 39 people, including children.

Oct 21, 2017, 12:57 PM IST

Rocket attack kills Saudi policeman in Qatif: Ministry

Qatif has seen a string of assaults on security forces in recent weeks.

Jul 31, 2017, 07:40 AM IST

Germany opens its first liberal mosque in Berlin

 A female imam from the United States, Ani Zonneveld, called for prayer as the faithful kneeled behind her in rows, all turned in the direction of Mecca.

Jun 16, 2017, 23:12 PM IST

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. 

Apr 03, 2017, 14:55 PM IST

ISIS seizes more ground near Syria's Palmyra: Monitoring group

Amid fierce clashes that raged for the second day, the Islamic State (ISIS) seized more territory from Syrian government forces near the ancient city of Palmyra on Friday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said today.

Dec 09, 2016, 21:49 PM IST

Baghdad bomb targeting Shiites kills at least 13: Officials

A suicide bomber attacked a Shiite-majority area of north Baghdad on Saturday, killing at least 13 people and wounding more than two dozen, security and medical officials said.

Oct 15, 2016, 16:05 PM IST

15 fighters killed in southwest Yemen: Military sources

At least 12 rebels and three pro-government fighters were killed in fierce battles in southwestern Yemen today, military sources said.

Sep 15, 2016, 00:48 AM IST

Airstrike on Yemen school kills 10 children, wounds dozens

The war has left a security vacuum throughout parts of the country.

Aug 14, 2016, 02:13 AM IST

Suicide attack in Baghdad kills at least 10 people

A suicide bombing against a security check point in northern Baghdad has killed at least 10 people, Iraqi officials said on Sunday.

Jul 24, 2016, 13:29 PM IST

Bahrain to try top Shiite cleric for money laundering

A Bahraini cleric will go on trial next month on charges of collecting funds illegally and money laundering, the public prosecutor said on Saturday.

Jul 17, 2016, 10:41 AM IST

Saudi cop shot dead in Shiite district: Ministry

The shooting came despite the deployment of armoured vehicles at checkpoints in the area this week, according to a resident.

Jun 24, 2016, 22:40 PM IST

Car bomb kills 11, wounds 18 in Shaab Shi'ite district of Baghdad: Police

A suicide car bombing today targetted an army checkpoint in Baghdad killing at least 11 persons.

May 30, 2016, 12:58 PM IST

Religious TV channels on the rise across Mideast

The number of religious television broadcasters across the Middle East has risen by 50 percent, reflecting a rise in sectarianism in the region, according to a study published Thursday

Mar 11, 2016, 01:16 AM IST

Lebanon speaker says Christian tie-up not enough to secure presidency: Report

The influential speaker of Lebanon`s Parliament has cast doubt on whether the reconciliation of the country`s rival Christian leaders will help the country install a new president after nearly two years with the post empty.

Jan 20, 2016, 15:15 PM IST

At least 81 civilians killed in Yemen in December despite ceasefire: UN

At least 81 civilians were killed in Yemen last month despite a short-lived and repeatedly violated ceasefire, the United Nations said Tuesday.

Jan 05, 2016, 19:56 PM IST

Iran reacts with fury after Saudis execute Shiite cleric

Iranian protesters stormed the Saudi Embassy in Tehran early on Sunday morning as Shiite Muslim Iran reacted with fury to Saudi Arabia`s execution of a prominent Shiite cleric.

Jan 03, 2016, 08:35 AM IST

Death toll rises to 22 in Nigeria suicide attack on Shi`ite Muslim procession

The death toll in a suicide bombing on a Shia Muslim procession near the northern Nigerian city of Kano has risen to 22 after one more person was confirmed dead, one of the organisers said Saturday. 

Nov 28, 2015, 15:55 PM IST

Waqf Board gets case registered against Shia cleric

The Shia Waqf Board has got a case registered against eminent Shia cleric Kalb-e-Jawwad on the charge of selling land belonging to it, an official said on Thursday.

Sep 10, 2015, 11:23 AM IST

ICRC head in Sanaa to assess Yemen conflict cost

The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross began a three day visit to Yemen on Saturday to assess the dire humanitarian situation in the war-torn country.

Aug 08, 2015, 14:28 PM IST

Two Bahrain police killed in `terror` blast: Ministry

An explosion has killed two policemen and wounded six others in a Shiite-dominated area of Bahrain, the interior ministry said Tuesday, describing it as a "terror" attack.

Jul 28, 2015, 12:49 PM IST