KABUL: Afghanistan is arming hundreds of civilians nationwide to help protect mosques during one of the holiest months on the Islamic calendar after several deadly attacks on Shia religious sites. The government's move comes as it…
KABUL: At least 14 people were killed on Wednesday in a powerful blast at a mosque in northern Afghanistan, the second deadly attack on the minority in as many days during the major festival of Ashura. "The explosion happened at the gate…
Gunmen targeted Shia pilgrims in Kabul late Tuesday, killing at least five people as they gathered to celebrate Ashura, one of the most important festivals on the Shiite calendar, officials said.
MAKKAH: For the first time in 35 years Saudi Arabia's grand mufti will not give a traditional hajj sermon to pilgrims from around the world, a newspaper reported on Saturday.
RIYADH: Saudi police shot dead a would-be suicide bomber targeting a mosque in the Shia-dominated district of Qatif, the interior ministry said on Wednesday.
LUCKNOW: Sunnis and Shias offered EId-ulAzha prayers together at a lawn in Lucknow, with many describing it as an unprecedented move for sectarian amity.
A masked figure in the video seen by Reuters also issued a threat against a British hostage, a man the group named as David Haines, and warned governments to back off "this evil alliance of America against the Islamic State". The purported…
GENEVA: The United Nations agreed on Monday to send investigators to Iraq to examine crimes being committed by Islamic State militants on "an unimaginable scale", with a view to holding perpetrators to account.