Islamic State on October 12 claimed responsibility for a mass shooting that killed at least 18 worshippers at a shrine in the Afghan capital, raising fears of sectarian violence after a string of attacks on the country's Shi'ite minority.
Iraq said on August 21 it had hanged 36 militants sentenced to death over the mass killing of hundreds of mainly Shi'ite soldiers at a camp north of Baghdad two years ago.
VOV.VN - The UN-brokered peace talks in Yemen are at risk of failing. Yemen’s Houthi rebels have rejected a new UN proposal to continue talks and demand for a unity administration.
(VOV) - Saudi Arabia’s mass execution of 47 people, including Shiite religious leader Nimr al-Nimr, on terrorism charges is facing strong international criticism and has ignited a wave of protests among Shiite Islamic people in the Middle East.
(VOV) - The Middle East continued to be a world hotspot in 2015. It has become a fierce battlefield, creating the worst migrant crisis in world history and igniting a global extremist Jihadist movement.
(VOV) - Turkey has deployed troops to the Iraq city of Mosul. Earlier, the US announced a plan to triple US troops in Iraq and deploy a "specialized expeditionary targeting force" to Iraq to work alongside local forces against IS.