Shiite Muslims

25 die in Pakistan bus, hospital bombings

Firefighters extinguish the blaze that gutted the former home of founding father Mohammad Ali Jinnah early yesterday. Photo: AFP

At least 25 people were killed in troubled southwest Pakistan yesterday when militants blew up a bus carrying women students and attacked a hospital treating survivors.

Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 8:12am

Iraq's Nouri al-Maliki vows security shift as attacks kill 75

A damaged truck is seen after a car bomb attack near a popular market in Basra. Photo: EPA

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said yesterday he would overhaul Iraq's security strategy as a two-day wave of violence killed at least 75 people including 24 police, bringing the month's death toll from unrest to 352.

21 May 2013 - 5:39am

Bombs kill 17 on Pakistan campaign trail

A paramilitary soldier guards in front of the portrait of Nawaz Sharif, leader of political party PML-N, during an election campaign rally in Peshawar. Photo: Reuters

Bombs killed 17 people and wounded dozens more including an election candidate in Pakistan on Tuesday, raising to more than 100 the death toll from attacks on the campaign for Saturday’s polls.

7 May 2013 - 9:29pm

Car bombs kill 18 at Iraq Shiite mosques

Firefighters and Iraqis stand amid the remains of a burnt house after a car bomb that detonated near a Shiite mosque killing three people and injuring 70 others on Friday in Kirkuk. Photo: AFP

A series of car bombs near Shiite mosques targeting worshippers attending weekly prayers killed at least 18 people on Friday, the latest in a spike in unrest ahead of Iraq’s first polls since 2010.

30 Mar 2013 - 3:40am

Briefs, March 4, 2013

At least six people died in a spate of snow-related incidents as blizzards swept across the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido over the weekend. 

4 Mar 2013 - 5:04am

Top Pakistan court demands strategy to protect Shiites

Pakistani Shiite Muslims hold candles during a vigil for the 87 victims killed in a massive bombing in southwest Pakistan's Quetta. Photo: Xinhua

Pakistan’s top court ordered authorities on Tuesday to develop a long-term strategy to protect Shiite Muslims after bomb attacks killed nearly 200 of them in the country’s southwest.

26 Feb 2013 - 9:37pm

Anger, scuffles as Pakistan Shiites bury 89

Pakistani Shiite Muslims prepare to burry the victims of the Quetta bomb blast, after they announced to end their protest on Wednesday. Photo: EPA

Scuffles broke out on Wednesday as Pakistani Shiite Muslims buried the 89 victims of a second major bomb attack in five weeks, which has highlighted the government’s inability to stem sectarian violence.

20 Feb 2013 - 8:51pm

Pakistan arrests suspects over Shiite killings

Shiite Muslims shout slogans during a protest in Lahore on Monday, condemning the terrorist bomb attack on Saturday that killed 90 people in Quetta. Photo: Xinhua

Pakistani forces on Tuesday killed four men and arrested seven others accused of killing Shiite Muslims officials said.

19 Feb 2013 - 2:31pm

Pakistan market bombing leaves dozens dead

A bomb targeting Shiite Muslims exploded at a busy market in Hazara, an area dominated by Shiites on the outskirts of Quetta, Pakistan. Photo: AFP

A bomb hidden in a water tank ripped through a crowded vegetable market in a mostly Shiite neighbourhood in a southwestern Pakistani city Saturday, killing at least 81 people and wounding nearly 200, officials said.

17 Feb 2013 - 3:19pm

Briefs, February 17, 2013

Balloons with anti-Pyongyang messages. Photo: EPA

Sri Lanka's navy yesterday rescued 38 Myanmar nationals who were drifting off the island's east coast, the second batch of boatpeople to be saved in as many weeks.

17 Feb 2013 - 6:22am

Thousands demand fall of Iraq government

Residents take part in a rally in support of the people of Bahrain, in Baghdad's Sadr city on Friday. Photo: Reuters

Thousands of people in Sunni-majority areas of Iraq called on Friday for the government’s fall amid a spike in violence that has accompanied a political stalemate two months before provincial polls.

15 Feb 2013 - 9:28pm

Suicide bomber kills 19 at Pakistan mosques

A suicide bomber targeted a Shiite Muslim mosque in northwest Pakistan on Friday, killing 19 people and wounding dozens as worshippers poured out of weekly prayers.

1 Feb 2013 - 6:16pm

Shiite minority main victors in Kuwait parliamentary poll hit by boycott

The Shiite minority emerged the main victors in Kuwait's parliamentary polls - boycotted by the opposition which considered the new assembly illegitimate - amid poor voter turnout.

3 Dec 2012 - 4:24am

Briefs, November 30, 2012

Fears of Syria assault as internet goes down

30 Nov 2012 - 4:21am