World News | Reuters | Thursday July 2, 2015
Iraqi forces have cleared Islamic State militants from most of the northern town of Baiji and hope to drive them from the nearby oil refinery within days, a spokesman for the Shi'ite militias leading the fight said today.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday June 29, 2015
The Islamic State group's "caliphate" enters its second year today with the jihadists expanding their territory in Syria and Iraq and their global reach by claiming attacks in Tunisia and Kuwait.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday June 18, 2015
War-torn Yemen began marking the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan today after a wave of Islamic State group bombings, with little hope of a ceasefire and a worsening humanitarian situation.
World News | Reuters | Sunday June 14, 2015
An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 23 men to 14 years in jail without parole over the killing of four Shi'ite Muslims in 2013, judicial sources said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday April 30, 2015
The leader of an exiled Iranian opposition group addressed US lawmakers for the first time Wednesday and warned of the links between Shiite Iran and the Sunni Muslim Islamic State (IS) militants.
World News | Reuters | Saturday March 28, 2015
The United Nations began evacuating international staff from Sanaa today due to the security situation in the Yemeni capital, where a Saudi-led air campaign has been targeting Shi'ite Muslim Houthi forces, a UN source said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday December 18, 2014
Shiite Muslim militiamen from Afghanistan have been fighting in Syria for months alongside President Bashar al-Assad's troops, a monitoring group said Wednesday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday November 7, 2014
Police in southwest Pakistan are investigating after a six-year-old girl was strangled and dumped near a garbage heap after apparently being subjected to rape attempts.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday October 13, 2014
Three bombings within an hour on Monday rocked Shiite neighbourhoods in the Iraqi capital as people filled the streets, distributing sweets for the Eid al-Ghadir Muslim feast, leaving at least 22 dead.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday August 21, 2014
US President Barack Obama demanded Wednesday the world take action against the "cancer" of jihadist extremism in Iraq, as Washington revealed it had failed in an operation to free US hostages in neighboring Syria.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday July 23, 2014
A Lebanese soldier has defected to an Al Qaeda group in neighbouring Syria, in the first such incident, in protest at what he said was the injustice against Sunni Muslims in his country.
World News | Reuters | Thursday July 10, 2014
More than 35,000 people have been displaced in Yemen's Omran province, a local government refugee agency said on Wednesday, a day after Shi'ite Muslim tribal fighters overran the provincial capital following fighting that killed more than 200 people.
World News | Reuters | Sunday July 6, 2014
The Yemeni air force bombed Shi'ite Muslim fighters north of Sanaa on Saturday in fighting that killed at least 70 people, local officials said, after a truce reached last month between the insurgents and government forces collapsed.
World News | Reuters | Saturday July 5, 2014
The Yemeni air force bombed Shi'ite Muslim fighters north of Sanaa on Saturday in fighting that caused "a large number of casualties", local officials said, after a truce reached last month between the insurgents and government forces collapsed.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday July 1, 2014
A mortar attack near a revered Shiite Muslim shrine north of Baghdad wounded three people, officials said on Tuesday, as Iraq seeks to repel Sunni militants who have overrun swathes of territory.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday June 17, 2014
Sunni Muslim militants attacked a northern Iraqi village inhabited by Shi'ite ethnic Turkmens but were repelled, police said on Tuesday, highlighting an upsurge of sectarian violence after stunning advances by jihadi fighters.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday June 12, 2014
Predominantly Shiite Muslim Iran will combat terrorism by Sunni extremists in neighbouring Iraq, President Hassan Rouhani warned on Thursday.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday January 21, 2014
A suicide bomber killed four people on Tuesday in a residential district of southern Beirut known for its support of the powerful Shi'ite Muslim military and political movement Hezbollah.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday December 24, 2013
At least seven people were killed and 28 injured in twin bomb blasts targeting Shiite Muslims in Pakistan's port city of Karachi on Tuesday, officials said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday September 5, 2013
Afghanistan's intelligence agency said on Thursday that its spies shot dead two Pakistanis who opened fire on Afghan worshippers before dawn at a Shiite Muslim mosque in Kabul.
World News | Associated Press | Wednesday August 28, 2013
A coordinated wave of bombings tore through Shiite Muslim areas in and around the Iraqi capital early Wednesday, killing at least 58 and wounding many more, officials said. The blasts, which came in quick succession, targeted residents out shopping and on their way to work.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday August 14, 2013
Twin hand grenade attacks killed at least two people and wounded 28 others belonging to a Shiite Muslim community in Pakistan's port city of Karachi on Tuesday, officials said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday June 21, 2013
A bomb attack killed 14 people and wounded more than 25 others at a Shiite Muslim mosque and religious seminary on the outskirts of Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar today, officials said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 18, 2013
Twin suicide bombings killed 31 people after midday prayers at a Shiite Muslim religious centre in Baghdad on Tuesday, the latest in violence sparking fears of a revival of full-blown sectarian bloodshed.