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  • Sectarian Lebanon avoids civil war while ME burns — here’s why

    MAYBE it’s because I live in Lebanon, and return to Beirut from Aleppo and Damascus, that the place seems so “normal”...

    While all around this little jewel, the Middle East burns — Syria, the occupied West Bank, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, increasingly Egypt and, alas, Turkish Kurdistan — Lebanon glistens brightly in the darkness, largely untarnished by the horrors on the other side of its borders...

  • Afghanistan's Shia community under attack as IS seeks to stir up sectarian violence

    The massacre at a Kabul mosque last week highlighted the vulnerability of the country's Shia minority, increasingly the target of the militant Islamic State (IS) group that is trying to stir up sectarian violence...

    ”Afghanistan has largely escaped the sectarian violence that has ripped apart other Muslim countries such as Iraq and Syria, but IS attacks have been increasing in the past year and experts worry the Shia community might...

  • Saeed sees foreign hand in sectarian violence

    SAHIWAL: If Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) is behind spreading sectarian violence and terrorist attacks in Pakistan, it must be countered with the same force...

    He said both the US and India were destabilising Pakistan by creating sectarian issues and unrest...

  • Sindh leads in number of casualties from sectarian violence in three months: report

    KARACHI: A study of the first three months of the current year has shown that Sindh dominates the national scene in sectarian violence with 93 of the total 101 people having fallen prey to the menace across the country...

    “The province had the highest number of casualties from sectarian violence during this period [Jan-March] followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, and Punjab,” said the first quarterly report prepared by the...

  • 20 killed in sectarian violence in CAR

    BANGUI: At least 20 people were killed and many others injured in days of sectarian clashes in the Central African Republic, sparked by the death of a young Muslim, police sources said on Tuesday...

    By the following day, continuing violence had killed 10 people and injured another five, before erupting again on Sunday...

  • Suspects booked for sectarian violence in last 10 years to be arrested

    RAWALPINDI: As part of security measures for Muharram, City Police Officer (CPO) Mohammad Faisal Rana on Monday directed police to arrest all suspects who have been booked on charges of sectarian violence and under the National Action Plan (NAP) during the last decade but are still at large...

    The CPO directed the police to launch an operation against suspects who were still at large in cases registered under NAP and on charges of...

  • LJ man accused of media personnel, sectarian killings arrested in Karachi

    KARACHI: District central police arrested a member of banned outfit Lashkar-i-Jhangvi (LJ) accused of sectarian killings and targeting media personnel from Federal B Industrial Area on Thursday, police said...

    Sarfraz confessed he was involved in the killings of three media personnel, one Muttahida Qaumi Movement worker and four traffic police in addition to three sectarian killings, police said, adding that the earlier interrogations...

  • Protest against renewed series of ‘sectarian’ killings in Karachi

    KARACHI: The killing of a teacher belonging to the Shia community in the Gulistan-i-Jauhar area of the city just a day after the murder of a community member in Orangi sparked protests against the government over the renewed wave of ‘sectarian’ killings...

    A spokesperson of Majlis-i-Wahdatul Muslimeen (MWM) said: “The victim, Maulana Qari Kazim Raza, was son-in-law of Maulana Husain Karimi, deputy secretary general of MWM Karachi... ...

  • Ahmadi man gunned down in suspected sectarian attack in Karachi

    KARACHI: A member of Ahmadi community was shot dead in suspected sectarian attack in Gulzar-i-Hijri area on Sunday evening, according to Sachal police and the community official...

    Police’s Counter-Terrorism Department official Raja Umer Khattab told Dawn that the killing of the DSP Shigri and Ahmadi man were motivated by sectarian considerations...

  • Five shot dead in Karachi ‘sectarian attack’

    KARACHI: Five people, among them two brothers, were gunned down and as many others wounded in what police described as an armed attack on sectarian grounds in Karachi’s Nazimabad locality on Saturday...

    Karachi police chief Mushtaq Mahar told Dawn that it appeared to be a sectarian attack...

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