Nigerian leader Ibrahim Zakzaky — whose poor health in detention fuelled a wave of violent protests in Abuja — has left the Indian hospital where he arrived for treatment this week, the clinic said on Friday,
Pope Francis is defying a second wave of coronavirus cases and renewed security fears to make a “long-awaited” trip to Iraq, aiming to comfort the country’s ancient Christian community and deepen his dialogue with other religions.
The firebrand cleric made his last public appearance at a sit-in staged by thousands of TLP followers at Islamabad's Faizabad interchange to protest the publication of blasphemous caricatures of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) in France.
The group had decided to end the sit-in after successful negotiations with the government.
A local official, who asked not to be named, said he estimated that close to 200,000 people had attended the funeral. The gathering was so large that Rizvi's coffin could not be carried through the crowd to the site set up for the ceremony...
Abu Bakar Bashir, 82, is seen as the spiritual leader of terror network Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), which was responsible for the massive blasts that ripped through a pair of packed bars in October 2002.
When the cleric’s vehicle stopped in front of a busy shopping area, gunmen opened fire targeting the driver before firing three bullets that struck Khan’s head, neck and chest.