Iraqi officials said that twelve civilians have been killed and five wounded in an explosion on a bus at the main checkpoint for the northern entrance to Karbala.
Members of the banned Islamic Movement of Nigeria attending Ashura processions were killed when police opened fire on Tuesday, according to the group's statement, a claim police refuse to comment on.
Afghanistan's Independence Day celebrations have been ripped apart by a series of attacks as Afghans face a concerted push from Daesh in the country.
Millions of Muslims are gathering in the Iraqi city of Karbala for Arbaeen, one of Shia Islam's most important annual events. What exactly is it and why is it so important?
Another bloody weekend in Iraq as sectarian violence shows no signs of abating.
Members of Afghanistan's minority Shia community are questioning the state's security arrangements after Daesh-claimed attacks killed dozens in the country during Ashura.
A bombing in the northern city of Balkh marks the second time in 24 hours that Shia Muslims were targeted in the country.
An attack on Shiite worshipers at a prominent shrine was carried out by at least two gunmen on the Islamic holy day of Ashura.
Ashura is a day of remembrance Muslims around the world commemorate with various traditions, ceremonies and dishes.
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