Sri Lanka is moving to curtail Saudi Arabian influence, after some politicians and Buddhist monks blamed the spread of the kingdom’s ultra-conservative Wahhabi school for planting the seeds of militancy that culminated in deadly Easter bomb attacks.
Hazara Shia Muslims have held the third straight day of a sit-in in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta to demand better security in the wake of a terrorist attack that killed two dozen people at a market there.
At least nine people, including five Indian soldiers, have been killed in a fresh gun battle in Kashmir, days after a bomb attack claimed the lives of over 40 paramilitary troops in the disputed Himalayn region.
Dozens of comrades circled caskets on the back of trucks on Saturday as thousands of mourners attended a mass funeral for 27 elite Islamic Revolution Guards Corps soldiers killed in a suicide car bombing this week in Iran’s southeastern Sistan-Baluchistan Province.
UK police have arrested two people as part of an investigation into a car bombing in the British-run province of Northern Ireland, as authorities suspect a major separatist group carried out the attack.
At least eight people have been killed in the Afghan capital, Kabul, after a bomber detonated his explosive device close to a compound, where senior Muslim clerics were meeting on ways to end violence and promote peace in the war-torn country.