Dozens have been killed in a bombing at a mosque in Karachi. Pakistani authorities believe the blast was perpetrated by radical Sunni militants targeting members of the Shiite sect.
Gaza medics have said four people have been killed and some 600 wounded during rallies along the border fence. The demonstrations coincided with Al-Quds Day, an anti-Israeli day of protests held across the Middle East.
Pakistan's Shiite Hazara community has called off its protest over targeted killings after a meeting with the army chief. But activists say the Hazara persecution won't stop until the state changes its security policies.
"Islamic State" has once again chosen to target Shiites in its latest Kabul attack that killed at least 26 people. Experts say the group is trying to create sectarian rifts in the country and use them to its advantage.
Often portrayed as proponents of "soft Islam," Pakistani Barelvis were believed to be providing the "counter-narrative" to hardline sects. But their last month's Islamabad siege demonstrates a worrisome metamorphosis.
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