At least one person has been killed and several others injured after Nigerian police used live ammunition to break up a religious gathering by supporters of senior cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky.
More than 500 people have been arrested in connection with a wave of anti-government protests across Egypt since Friday, according to information published by an Egyptian rights group.
A leading rights group called for the "immediate release" of those arrested in Egypt following rare protests on Friday demanding the resignation of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
Tunisia's ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali died in exile in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, days after a free presidential election in his homeland, his family lawyer said.
The leaders of West African countries have announced a one-billion-dollar plan to combat the growing threat of Takfiri terrorism and violence in the region.
A London-based Muslim rights campaigner said that it is only logical to perceive a Saudi role in Nigeria’s deadly crackdown on the followers of Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky.
At least twelve supporters of the Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky were killed by security forces across various Nigerian cities when they came out for the annual Ashura procession.
Government forces in Nigeria have attacked mourners marking the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH) on Ashura, killing at least three people and injuring many others.
A peaceful protest by the supporters of jailed Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky in Abuja lasted only a few minutes as protesters quickly dispersed in order to avoid crackdown by security forces who were rushing to the scene to launch attacks.