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Iconic Lucknow Imambaras remain locked; tourism hit as Akhilesh still indecisive

Jun 26, 2015

Iconic Lucknow Imambaras remain locked; tourism hit as Akhilesh still indecisive

In a jolt to the tourism industry in Uttar Pradesh, the gates of the iconic Imambaras in Lucknow continued to remain locked for the 20th day despite an order by the Allahabad High Court directing the state government to open them and restore normal activity. #Uttar Pradesh #India #NewsTracker #Allahabad High Court #CBI #lUCKNOW #Akhilesh Yadav #Shia Central Waqf Board #Imambaras
Saudi Arabia releases name of suicide bombers who targeted Shia mosques

Jun 04, 2015

Saudi Arabia releases name of suicide bombers who targeted Shia mosques

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday named 16 of its nationals as terrorists, who are believe to be related to two suicide blasts that targeted Shia mosques in an eastern city #NewsTracker #Saudi Arabia #Dammam #mosques #islamic-state #IS #Shia Mosques
Shi'ites under siege: Karachi attacks and precedents force minorities to flee Pakistan

May 15, 2015

Shi'ites under siege: Karachi attacks and precedents force minorities to flee Pakistan

After losing one of his two sons to the worst attack against minority Shiites in Pakistan's history, Ali was determined for the other to find a new life abroad. #Pakistan #Sectarian violence #Shia #Sunni #Karachi attack #Karachi bus attack
Attacks against Shias, Christians and other minorities escalate in Pakistan as IS targets country

May 14, 2015

Attacks against Shias, Christians and other minorities escalate in Pakistan as IS targets country

In a brazen assault, gunmen donning police uniforms attacked a bus carrying Shia Ismaili community members and shot the passengers in the head, killing at least 47 people in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi, the latest in a series of terror attacks targeting minori #Pakistan #Taliban #NewsTracker #Shia Ismaili community #police uniforms
UN chief condemns terror attack, asks Pakistan to protect its citizens

May 14, 2015

UN chief condemns terror attack, asks Pakistan to protect its citizens

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has condemned the terrorist attack in Pakistan which killed 45 Shia Ismaili Muslims, saying the country "must uphold" its obligations and commitments towards protecting its citizens, including all minorities. #Pakistan #NewsTracker #UN #Ban Ki-moon #Shia #IS
45 Shia Ismaili Muslims massacred in Karachi, Islamic State claims attack

May 13, 2015

45 Shia Ismaili Muslims massacred in Karachi, Islamic State claims attack

Kalashnikov-wielding militants in police uniforms on Wednesday gunned down 45 Shia Ismaili Muslims, including 16 women, shooting them in the head as they attacked their bus in Pakistan's volatile Karachi city in the latest sectarian violence claimed by the dreaded ISIS terror group. #World #Pakistan #Karachi #islamic-state #Shia Ismaili #Gulistan-e-Johar #Safoora Chorangi
Pakistan: 43 dead, several injured after gunmen storm bus in Karachi and open fire

May 13, 2015

Pakistan: 43 dead, several injured after gunmen storm bus in Karachi and open fire

43 people were killed and 20 injured after 8 gunmen stormed a bus in Karachi and opened fire. #Pakistan #NewsTracker #Karachi #gunmen attack #Shia Ismaili community
New Yemen Vice President says he hopes to avert Saudi invasion

Apr 17, 2015

New Yemen Vice President says he hopes to avert Saudi invasion

Yemen's newly-appointed Vice President Khaled Bahah, a widely respected figure named this week to shore up the legitimacy of the exiled Saudi-backed government, said on Thursday he hoped to avert a Saudi-led invasion to restore unity to the country. #NewsTracker #Government #Yemen #Iraq #Gulf #Shia #Sunni #Houthi rebels #Khaled Bahah
Pakistan parliament votes against joining coalition targeting Shiite rebels in Yemen

Apr 10, 2015

Pakistan parliament votes against joining coalition targeting Shiite rebels in Yemen

Pakistan's parliament on Friday decided not to join the Saudi-led coalition targeting Shiite rebels in Yemen, with lawmakers adopting a resolution that calls on the warring parties in the impoverished Arabian Peninsula country to resolve the conflict through peaceful dialogue. #World #Pakistan #NewsTracker #Yemen #Saudi Arabia #Shia #Pakistan Parliament #Sunni #Saudi-led coalition
Pakistan: Militants attack Shia mosque in Rawalpindi, at least 2 killed

Feb 18, 2015

Pakistan: Militants attack Shia mosque in Rawalpindi, at least 2 killed

At least two people were killed and seven others injured on Wednesday when militants attacked a minority Shia mosque near Pakistan's garrison city of Rawalpindi, the latest in a series of incidents of sectarian violence in the country. #Terrorism #Pakistan #Islamabad #Blast #mosque #Rawalpindi #shia mosque