Nigeria

Nigeria protests continue over Shia leader's detention

IMN leaders say group founder suffered a stroke this week in detention as protests spread to Lagos.

Nigeria's Shia Muslims continue protest over el-Zakzaky detention

Nigeria

Nigeria: Parliament on lockdown after shots fired

Gunfire erupts outside parliament during clashes between police and Shia Muslim protesters, witnesses say.

Nigeria: Parliament on lockdown after shots fired

Saudi Arabia

Saudi forces kill 'terrorist suspects' in Qatif region

State security spokesperson says cell was preparing to carry out terrorist activities against the country.

Saudi state media: Eight 'terrorist suspects' killed in Qatif

Iraq

Iraq demands apology after Bahraini FM calls al-Sadr a 'dog'

Foreign minister's remarks came after Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called for immediate departure of Bahraini monarch.

Iraq demands apology after Bahraini FM calls al-Sadr a 'dog'

Saudi Arabia

Saudi men executed confessed under duress: Report

Court documents obtained by CNN reveal many of the 37 men executed maintained their innocence until their last breath.

Executed Saudi men confessed under duress: Report

Opinion

Why Pakistan should not take Saudi money

Pakistan needs to rethink its decades-old transactional relationship with Saudi Arabia.

Taha Siddiqui

by Taha Siddiqui

Taha Siddiqui

Africa

Police 'open fire' at Shia marchers in Nigeria's Abuja

At least one protester wounded in latest violence amid protests by supporters of jailed cleric Ibrahim el-Zakzaky.

Nigerian police 'open fire' at Shia protesters amid Abuja clashes

Middle East

Bahrain charges 169 for forming another 'Hezbollah'

Shia-majority country has long accused Iran of stoking violence in the Gulf state.

Bahrain charges 169 for forming another 'Hezbollah'

India

'Parliament of religions': Kolkata's multi-faith street

From synagogues with Muslim caretakers to a Chinese temple with an Indian twist, this Kolkata area is a rich hub.

Tales from streets of mosques, synagogues, churches, temples

Middle East

Iraqi elections to test Saudi rapprochement

Iraqi politicians set themselves away from sectarian rhetoric in the run-up to country's general elections in May.

Iraqi elections to test Saudi rapprochement

AJ IMPACT

Will Saudis impose Qatar-style blockade on Lebanon?

Potential sanctions against Lebanon could include a ban on flights, visas, exports and transfer of remittances.

Will Saudis impose Qatar-style blockade on Lebanon?

Reporter's Notebook

In Baghdad, signs of life back on the streets

More Iraqis are coming out on the streets as violence has gone down in the capital following the defeat of ISIL group.

In Baghdad, signs of life back on the streets

Yemen

US urges UN action after Saudi blames Iran over missile

Washington calls on international community to hold Iran accountable over firing of rocket from Yemen into Saudi Arabia.

US urges UN action after Saudi blames Iran over missile

Yemen

Yemeni president 'under house arrest' in Saudi Arabia

Officials tell AP ban prompted by enmity between Hadi and UAE, which is part of Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen war.

Yemeni President Hadi 'under house arrest' in Riyadh

Lebanon

Lebanon's power players

Saad Hariri steps down as prime minister on November 4, potentially plunging the country into a fresh political crisis.

Lebanon's power players