Shia

May 2, 2016
May 2, 2016

Motion Timeline: 29 killings in 4 years

Since 2013, at least 29 secular activists, publishers, minorities and advocates of free thinking have been killed in grisly attacks, which are believed to be works of militants. Trial for only one such brutal attack has been completed so far.

May 1, 2016
May 1, 2016

Iraq Shia protesters camp out in Green Zone after storming

Supporters of a powerful Shia Muslim cleric have set up camp outside parliament in Baghdad, after thousands stormed the Green Zone secure area.

January 8, 2016
January 8, 2016

Saudi cleric execution: Dhaka Shia Muslims protest

Shia Muslims in Dhaka today protested the execution of a prominent Shia cleric carried out by the Sunni Muslim majority Saudi Arabia on January 2.

January 4, 2016
January 4, 2016

Saudi Arabia looking for excuse to fuel tensions: Iran

Saudi Arabia used an attack on its embassy in Tehran as a pretext to fuel tensions, Iran's foreign ministry says in response to Riyadh's severing of relations.

January 2, 2016
January 2, 2016

Terror charges: Saudi executes 47 including Shia cleric

Saudi Arabia executes 47 for terrorism, mostly suspected al-Qaeda members but also a prominent Shia Muslim cleric, Nimr al-Nimr, Interior Ministry said in a statement broadcast on state television.

November 28, 2015
November 28, 2015

4 more detained over Bogra Shia mosque attack

Law enforcers, in an overnight drive, detain four more people for their alleged involvement in Thursday’s gun attack at a Shia mosque in Bogra that left one dead.

November 27, 2015
November 27, 2015

IS claims credit for Bogra Shia mosque attack: SITE

Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the attack on a Bogra Shia mosque last night that killed one and injured three, US-based SITE Intelligence group says.

October 28, 2015
October 28, 2015

Progress can't be stopped with bomb attacks: PM

Noting that the recent bomb attack on a Tajia procession was aimed at tarnishing Bangladesh's image, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asserts that the Bangladesh's progress cannot be stopped with such bombings.

October 26, 2015
October 26, 2015

US updates security alert after Hossaini Dalan blasts

The United States has updated its security alert for its citizens residing in Bangladesh after the bomb attack on Shia Muslim community in Old Dhaka.

October 25, 2015
October 25, 2015

EU for thorough probe into Hossaini Dalan blasts

EU Ambassador to Bangladesh Pierre Mayaudon has urged Bangladesh to ensure thorough investigation and bring the Hossaini Dalan bomb attackers to justice.