Iranians among 52 dead in Iraq attacks claimed by IS

Iranians among 52 dead in Iraq attacks claimed by IS

The attackers struck at midday, opening fire on a restaurant before getting into a car and blowing themselves up at a nearby security checkpoint, officials said.

Haj pilgrims trekking for final day of devil-stoning ritual

Haj pilgrims trekking for final day of devil-stoning ritual

Pilgrims were trekking en masse in a desert valley near the Saudi holy city of Makkah to perform the third and final day of a symbolic devil-stoning ritual as part of the annual Haj that ends on Sunday.

Qatar fearful over treatment of Haj pilgrims in Saudi

Qatar fearful over treatment of Haj pilgrims in Saudi

Awqaf Ministry still awaiting response from Saudi Haj ministry to complete procedures

'We require free access to Haj, not gifts,' say Qataris

'We require free access to Haj, not gifts,' say Qataris

Though Saudi Arabia's latest move allowing Qataris to use the Saudi-Qatar land border for Haj has been considered a positive development by many, a cross-section of Qataris feel there is still more to be done to guarantee the well-being and comfort of the pilgrims.

Crisis hampering Haj pilgrims from Qatar

Crisis hampering Haj pilgrims from Qatar

The ongoing Gulf crisis has made it difficult for thousands of Qatari nationals to perform Haj this year, prominent journalist Ashraf Siddiqui said.

Around 1,800 people stranded after landslide in India

Around 1,800 people stranded after landslide in India

Some 1,800 people, many of them pilgrims, were stranded after a landslide hit a highway near a Hindu temple site in India's northern mountainous state of Uttarakhand, officials said.

Gunmen kill 14 in Kabul attack on Shias

Gunmen kill 14 in Kabul attack on Shias

Gunmen targeted Shia pilgrims in Kabul late on Tuesday, killing at least 14 people as they gathered to celebrate Ashura, one of the most important festivals on the Shia calendar, officials said.

Baghdad car bomb against Shia pilgrims kills 14

Baghdad car bomb against Shia pilgrims kills 14

A car bomb targeting Shia pilgrims killed at least 14 people in southern Baghdad on Monday, security and medical sources said.

Bombing against pilgrims kills 23 in Iraq as hundreds protest

Bombing against pilgrims kills 23 in Iraq as hundreds protest

A car bomb targeting Shia pilgrims killed at least 23 people near Baghdad on Saturday, as hundreds protested in the capital for reforms and parliament made another attempt to reshuffle the cabinet.