1. Karachi: Blasts kill 25 on Shia holy day
    Two powerful bomb blasts targeted a bus taking a group of Shias to a religious procession and a hospital in Karachi on Friday, killing 25 people and injuring over 70 others.
  2. Blast in crowd kills 41 Shia pilgrims in Iraq
    A bomb attack on the last day of a major mourning ceremony in Iraq killed 41 Shia pilgrims and wounded more than 140 on Friday.
  3. Increase in registrations for Holy Quran Award
    The 11th edition of the local Holy Quran award has seen a significant increase in the number of the contestants registered, a senior official said on Thursday.
  4. Shia pilgrims throng Iraq shrine city for ceremony
    KARBALA – More than one million pilgrims thronged a central Iraq shrine city for the climax of a major Shia mourning ceremony on Friday, with thousands of security forces on high alert for suicide attacks.