Fleeing grinding poverty and unemployment, thousands of Afghan Shiites have been recruited by Iran to defend Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime.
Travels of a political pilgrim: Mubarakpur sits at the junction of Islamic doctrinal sects divided by Taqleed
Mubarakpur, less than an hour from Azamgarh town by an autorickshaw, is a small town with not even a government-run degree college or a railway station
A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia, while another blast occurred outside one of Islam's holiest sites, the Prophet's Mosque in Medina, a Saudi-owned television channel reported.
A highway overpass in central Falluja in Iraq, from which Islamic State militants hanged a captured Iraqi soldier last year, bears the marks of the city's latest victors
Saudi Arabia's intervention in Yemen — although extremely unpopular internationally — has three basic elements that makes it different from the Russian intervention in Syria.
The purpose of current aggravation by Riyadh is two-fold: To throw a smokescreen on its precarious internal situation, and to give the Israel lobby in the US one more card to play against the rise of Iran
A massive truck bomb ripped through a popular Baghdad food market in a predominantly Shiite neighbourhood early on Thursday morning, killing at least 67 people.
The incident comes as Iran negotiates with world powers over its controversial nuclear program and Iranian hard-liners press moderate President Hassan Rouhani to demand more concessions before limiting the country's atomic capabilities.
At least 717 people were killed and 1108 injured in 203 targeted violence against religious communities in Pakistan since January last year, a report released by a Congress established independent commission has said.
At least 13 people were killed when two car bombs and a suicide attacker targeted a grocery market in a mainly Shi'ite Muslim town north of Baghdad, police and local officials said on Monday.
The eruption of violence follows nearly two weeks of relative calm, and threatens to enflame rising tensions among Iraq's ethnic and sectarian groups.
A bombing claimed by the Taliban killed at least five people and wounded some 90 others at a Shia religious procession in northwestern Pakistan