- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.