Saudi Arabia has arrested 431 people suspected of belonging to Islamic State cells and thwarted attacks on mosques, security forces and a diplomatic mission, the interior ministry said on Saturday.
The announcement came after a ca
Car bombs killed or injured at least 50 people near mosques and the headquarters of Yemen's Houthi group in Sanaa last night.
The co-ordinated attacks were claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group.
The four blast
Suicide bombers killed at least 137 worshippers and wounded hundreds more during Friday prayers at two mosques in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, in co-ordinated attacks claimed by Islamic State.
The attacks on mosques used by supporter
At least 34 people were killed in three bombings around Baghdad on Saturday, police said, hours before the government was due to lift a long-standing night-time curfew on the capital.
At least 50 people were wounded in the blasts,
A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced three men to death and jailed two others for up to 17 years for their part in a series of militant attacks including the deadly bombing of a foreign housing compound in 2003, state news agency SPA reported.
A suicide bomber killed at least 21 people at the funeral of a member of Iraq's Shabak minority in the northern province of Nineveh on Saturday, security and medical sources said.
It was not immediately clear who was behind th
A bomb attack on a tea house in the ethnically mixed Iraqi city of Kirkuk killed at least 31 people on Friday, police and medics said.
The blast tore through the tea shop where people had gathered after breaking their fast for Ram
Bombers and gunmen attacked policemen and a wake in Iraq among other targets, killing at least 44 people across the country on Thursday, in the latest burst of violence that has raised concerns about a return to civil strife.
A dozen small bombs exploded and mortar rounds landed near polling centers in Iraq on Saturday, wounding at least four people during voting in the country's first provincial elections since the departure of US troops.
Police captured a 19-year-old ethnic Chechen suspected of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings with his older brother after an intense day-long manhunt on Friday that closed down the city and turned a working-class suburb into a virtual arm