- Chinese Muslims banned from fasting in Ramadan
Amid fresh arrests, restrictions on fasting and prayers at mosques, Uighur Muslims are suffering under the latest episode of Chinese government crackdown on their ethnic minority in the northwestern region of Xinjiang.
- Pakistan arrests top anti-Shia Lashkar-e-Jhangvi terrorist
Pakistan has arrested the chief of the death squad of anti-Shia terrorist group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), according to security officials.
- Shiite Houthis rally in Yemen to demand justice
Houthis in Yemen have once again taken to the streets of the capital, Sana’a, to demand justice for those members of their community who were killed by regime forces last month.
- “The attack on a mosque in Bahrain a fabricated story”
Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society stated that the story of an attack on a mosque in Riffa area is vague and under suspicion. Al-Wefaq called on all parties to be more careful before taking stances on such incidents, based on inaccurate news promoted by the extremists’ media in Bahrain.
- Women ‘banned from shopping alone’ in northern Pakistan
Islamic clerics and tribal elders in Pakistan’s north-west Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province have barred women from shopping without a male relative.
- Book released on Imam Ali’s definition of successful person
Behruz Zereh Saz has compiled a new title casting a look at Imam Ali’s definition of a successful person.
- LeJ terrorists confess attack on Shiite ‘Justice Baqar’ & ‘Advocate Kausar Saqlain’
Police in Karachi say they have arrested the mastermind behind a deadly bombing which killed nine people and injured senior Shiite Sindh High Court (SHC) judge Justice Maqbool Baqar.
- Prominent Turkish Shiite Figure Censure Erdogan’s Remarks on “if being an Alavi means to love Imam Ali, then I am Alavi”
Prominent Turkish Shiite figure, Selahattin Ozgunduz evaluated Prime Minister, Rajab Tayip Erdogan’s words saying “if being an Alavi means to love Imam Ali (as), then I am Alavi” and said how these words has affected the agenda.
- Syria war widens rift between Shi’ite clergy in Iraq, Iran
NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – The civil war in Syria is widening a rift between top Shi’ite Muslim clergy in Iraq and Iran who have taken opposing stands on whether or not to send followers into combat on President Bashar al-Assad’s side.
- Wave of car bombs kills at least 30 in Baghdad
At least 30 people have been killed in a series of car bombings across the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, officials say.