The Moroccan Foreign Ministry has announced it is severing its diplomatic relations with Iran. Sunni-dominated Morocco has expressed concern for what it sees as Iran’s efforts to convert Sunni Muslims to Shi’ism.
A suicide bomber killed at least 30 people and wounded 50 more in a Shi'ite funeral procession in Pakistan's northwestern town of Dera Ismail Khan, police sources say. A curfew has been set to curb the violence sparked by the attack.
Iraqi officials have mounted an extensive security operation to protect nearly five million Shia pilgrims converging on the holy city of Karbala after three days of deadly attacks. The religious celebration will reach its climax on Monday.
A woman suicide bomber blew herself up among a crowd of Shia pilgrims in Iskandiriyah, south of Baghdad, killing 32 and wounding dozens more, according to Iraqi police. The pilgrims were on their way to Kerbala for a major religious ceremony.
An attack near a Shiite mosque in central Pakistan killed at least 33 people and wounded 52 others, police sources say. The town of Dera Ghazi Khan saw a night of violent protests by Shiite students Thursday condemning the attack.
A female suicide bomber killed at least 35 civilians and wounded 65 others near a shiite shrine in the Kadhimiyah neighborhood of Baghdad, according to officials. The attack happened during a religious procession.
An explosion ripped through a Shiite funeral procession on Friday in the northwestern town of Dera Ismail Khan, killing at least five people and wounding some 40 others, in what appeared to be a sectarian attack from Sunni Muslims.
Lebanon's Shi'ite Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah Sunni met on Sunday with rival Saad al-Hariri, Sunni majority leader, following a Qatar-mediated agreement to form a national unity government.