No way out as Iraq's dangerous post-election impasse deepens

The vote brought victory for powerful Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and was a blow for his Iran-backed Shiite rivals, who lost about two-thirds of their seats and have rejected the results.

published on : 9th June 2022

Tension rises in Iraq after failed bid to assassinate PM

It was a dramatic escalation in the already tense situation following the Oct. 10 vote and the surprising results in which Iran-backed militias lost about two-thirds of their seats.

published on : 8th November 2021

Explosion in Shiite mosque in Afghanistan, death toll at 37

It was not immediately clear what caused the explosion, which came a week after a bombing claimed by a local Islamic State affiliate killed 46 people at a mosque in northern Afghanistan.

published on : 15th October 2021

Lebanon pauses amid tense calm after deadly gun battles

Violence broke out Thursday at a protest organized by the two main Shiite parties - Hezbollah and the Amal Movement - calling for the removal of the lead judge investigating last year’s explosion.

published on : 15th October 2021

Bombing hits Pakistan Shiite procession, killing at least three

Communications in the area were difficult, as authorities had suspended mobile phone service across the country a day ago ahead of the Shiite Ashoura festival.

published on : 19th August 2021

Taliban destroy statue of Shiite foe from 1990s civil war

The Taliban returned to power last weekend after capturing much of the country in a matter of days, less than three weeks before the U.S. plans to complete its troop withdrawal.

published on : 18th August 2021

Here is a timeline of Islamic-State claimed terror attacks in Kabul so far

IS, or Daesh as it is locally known, has carried out several spectacular attacks in the east of the country since it was first designated a terrorist group in the region in 2015.

published on : 28th December 2017

Afghanistan: Around 40 people killed in Islamic State-claimed attack targeting Shiites in Kabul

Kabul has become one of the deadliest places in war-torn Afghanistan for civilians in recent months, as the Taliban step up their attacks.

published on : 28th December 2017

Nobel laureates urge Saudi Arabia's King Salman to halt 14 executions

Ten Nobel Peace Prize winners are appealing to Saudi Arabia's king and crown prince to show mercy and halt the executions of 14 young people sentenced to death for participating in protests in 2012.

published on : 12th August 2017

Kuwait arrests 12 over ties to Iran, Lebanon

Kuwaiti authorities on Saturday arrested 12 convicted members of a "terrorist cell" with ties to Iran and Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah after a weeks-long manhunt. 

published on : 12th August 2017