Shia Islam

Baghdad suicide double suicide attack kills many

<b>At least 16 people have been killed in a double suicide bombing in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, officials say, the second attack in three days.</b><p>Dozens more were wounded in the attack in Tayaran Square in the city centre.<p>Baghdad has seen almost daily bombings and armed attacks since so-called Islamic …

Terrorism

Shia Waqf Board chairman 'prepares' his grave

Citing threats to his life following his controversial remarks on the madarsas (Islamic Seminaries) and his offer to hand over the disputed site at …

Mariam Abou Zahab’s Journey Into Various Jihads

Share this:<p>Mariam Abou Zahab was an unconventional teacher who never tired of guiding policymakers, journalists and students through the maze of …

Islamism

Iran's mass protests were triggered by publication of a budget that revealed the costs of Shia evangelism

For more than a month, Iran has been rocked by mass demonstrations in its major and outlying cities, but the origin of these protests has been …

Cory Doctorow

Shia Waqf Board chairman asks Narendra Modi to ban madrassa education, says it increases terrorism - Firstpost

Continuing its attack on madrassas, the Shia Waqf Board has reportedly written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that the education in madrassas …

India

Madrasas should be affiliated to CBSE or ICSE, says Shia Central Waqf Board chairperson

Religious education should be made optional, Waseem Rizwi suggested.<p>Madrasas should be affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education or the …

India

Yemen's rebels say they fired missile at Saudi military camp

Yemen's Shiite rebels say they have fired a ballistic missile targeting a military camp in the Saudi city of Najran.<p>Saudi state TV says its air …

Middle East

The Ion Age Posts January Preview

Oh, if only I could predict the future. That’d be so nice, to know where all the world is headed. But alas, I cannot tell the future. Same with most …

Religion

Why This Woman's Mugshot Is Going Viral

Anyone who's been subject to an uncomfortable, all-day hair appointment knows that braids may <i>look</i> pretty, but the process can be anything but that. A …

Viral

The Guardian view on the Kabul bombing: vicious identity violence

In a nation worn down by war, Isis’s ability to turn latent divisions into bloody slaughter should not be underestimated<p>Afghanistan’s 16-year war has largely been fought between the Taliban and a regime in Kabul backed by the US and Nato forces. The battle between the two was understood to be …

Opinion (UK)

Iran: Second day of anti-government protests

Anti-government protests in Iran have spread to major cities, putting pressure on the government of President Hassan Rouhani.<p>Videos posted on social …

Iran

Shia Muslims visit Nigerian churches to celebrate Christmas with Christians

A Muslim community group has visited a series of churches in a major Nigerian city to show their solidarity with its Christian population.<p>Members of …

Religion

First FIR under state Social Boycott Act was filed in Pune

Representational photo<p>Facebook asks new users to register via Aadhaar name, Twitterati poke fun!<p>New system can help machines think like humans<p>Sonia …

India

U.S. vows to ‘work closely’ with Afghanistan after terror attack

The U.S. on Thursday condemned a “barbaric” attack on a Shia cultural centre in Afghanistan that killed 41 people and vowed to “work closely” with …

Afghanistan

IS claims responsibility for Kabul bombing

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for killing at least 41 people in a series of suicide bombings in the Afghan capital. The country's Interior …

Terrorism

Hundreds protest against high prices in Iran

LONDON (Reuters) - Hundreds took to the streets of Iran's second largest city of Mashad on Thursday to protest over high prices, shouting slogans against the government.<p>Videos posted on social media showed protesters in Mashad in northwest Iran, one of the holiest places in Shia Islam, chanting …

Business

Azerbaijan Wrestles with Rising Iranian Influence

Copyright show: NoAzerbaijan’s government is growing increasingly concerned about what it sees as growing Iranian manipulation of the country’s Shia …

Iran

Blast at Afghan news agency in Kabul kills dozens

Forty people killed and 30 wounded in suicide bombing, in latest in a series of attacks on media organisations<p>Dozens of people, many of them students, have been killed in a suicide attack on an office of the Afghan Voice news agency and a neighbouring cultural centre in Kabul.<p>At least 40 people …

India News

Kabul explosion: At least four dead after blast near Afghan Voices new agency offices

An explosion went off at an office of the Afghan Voice news agency in the capital, Kabul, on Thursday causing serious casualties, officials and …

Afghanistan

Dozens Killed In Attack On Afghan News Agency And Shia Centre In Kabul

At least 40 people have been killed and scores of others left injured when a suicide bombing took place outside a Shia cultural and religious …

Afghanistan

Afghan Taliban denies involvement in Kabul attack as suicide bombing kills dozens near Shia mosque

At least 40 people are killed and scores of others left injured when the explosion occured in the western area of Kabul.<p>At least 40 people have been …

Terrorism

Afghanistan explosion: Shia organisation hit in Kabul

<b>At least four people have been killed and a number of others wounded in an explosion at a Shia cultural and religious organisation in the Afghan capital, Kabul.</b><p>The head of the organisation's media branch, Afghan Press, told the BBC he believed it was a suicide bomb attack.<p>No-one has yet said they …

Afghanistan

Islamic State claims blasts at Afghan Shi’ite centre, news agency that kill dozens

Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a Shi'ite cultural centre and news agency on Thursday in the Afghan capital that killed dozens of people attending a conference.<p>Ismail Kawosi, a spokesman for the ministry of public health, said 41 people had been killed and 48 wounded in …

Afghanistan

Dozens killed in Kabul after suicide bomb attack on Shia cultural center

A suicide bomb blast killed at least 40 people at a Shia cultural center in Kabul, Afganistán. ISIS is claiming responsibility for the attack.

Terrorism

Kabul blast: At least 40 dead, 30 injured in a suicide attack at a Shia centre in Afghanistan's capital city

No one has claimed the attack yet, while the Taliban have issued a statement that they had no hand in the attack.<p>At least 40 people were killed and …

Afghanistan

Isis claims responsibility for blasts that killed at least 41 at Shia cultural centre in Kabul

Islamic State (Isis/Daesh) has claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a Shia cultural centre and news agency in Kabul that left at least 41 …

Terrorism

40 dead in 'multiple' Kabul suicide bomb blasts

Najib Danish, a spokesperson for the Afghan interior ministry, said suicide attackers had set off explosions outside of the centre.<p>Islamic State said …

Terrorism