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Confusion, anger over fate of Nigerian Shiite cleric Zakzaky

Kano - Supporters of a Shiite Muslim cleric in Nigeria are calling for his release, more than three weeks after he was arrested by the military during a bloody crackdown on his group.

Scores killed in attacks on two mosques in Yemen

Sanaa - Bombers tentatively linked to the Islamic State fighters marauding through eastern Iraq and western Syria killed more than a hundred worshipers Friday in attacks on two mosques in Yemen.

Op-Ed: On ISIS's latest mass-murder

The Islamic State groups (IS, formerly ISIS) have, over a 10-day period, massacred at least 200 members of the Iraqi Albu Nimr tribe in Iraq's Anbar province. This latest atrocity is quite telling given the denomination of that tribe.

Op-Ed: ISIS calls on Muslims to take up arms and ‘conquer Rome’

Baghdad - Caliph Baghdadi, head of ISIS, has called on Muslims around the world to join him. Taking up where Al Qaeda left off, ISIS is recruiting en masse. The rhetoric is loud, clear, and pitched at the Ramadan audience.

World has newest nation: ISIS caliphate

Tikrit - The world now has 197 nations after the breakaway al-Qaeda faction in Iraq fulfilled its pledge and created a caliphate.

Op-Ed: ISIS declares Caliphate in Iraq — PR exercise or call to arms?

Baghdad - ISIS have declared themselves a Caliphate, a move which experts say could redefine jihadism. It could also be a signal to Al Qaeda that ISIS is now the leading jihad faction. The declaration appears to be as much a PR move as an ideological statement.

Op-Ed: The Massacre of Shias in Shia founder Jinnah's Pakistan

Karachi - Another day brings news of a yet a new massacre on the Shia community in Pakistan. By last count, scores are injured, and at least 47 people have been killed in a bomb attack in the Shia enclave in Karachi Pakistan by the name of Abbas Town.

Op-Ed: American ignorance of Islam results in confused Syria policy

New York - Lack of Western understanding of Islam and of the critical importance between Sunni and Shi’ite Muslims is fueling a disastrous American policy in Syria, as it has elsewhere in the region.

Op-Ed: The Death of Truth - Dangerously doubting the IAEA report on Iran

Fallout from the misleading intelligence that led to the 2003 War in Iraq is now leading the international community into dangerous, reactive scepticism of the IAEA's damning report on Iran’s now exposed nuclear weapons program.

Shia LaBeouf's Vancouver bar fight

Shia Labeouf was said to have been swaying into other patrons inside a Vancouver bar and when a customer complained, they took things outside.

Inside Bahrain's poor communities Special

Manama - “Bahrain is not Egypt” is a sentence that has been uttered frequently in recent weeks. While this is true, there are many Bahrainis who live in less than comfortable conditions.

Change at last in Bahrain? Special

Manama - Anti-government protesters are determined to stay in Bahrain's Pearl Roundabout until they have achieved their goal. Their efforts are aided by technological developments such as Facebook, YouTube and WikiLeaks.

At least 50 dead in al-Qud Day suicide bomb attack

A suicide bomber targeted a group of students Friday in Quetta, Parkistan marching during al-Quds day killing at least 50 dead according to reports.

33 Killed in Suspected Sectarian Attack in Pakistan

At least 33 people have been killed and many more injured after a suicide bomber attacked a hotel, close to a market place, in a village in the Kohat district of Pakistan's North West Frontier Province.

Teenage suicide bomber the third Pakistan attack in 24 hours

At least thirty people were killed in an attack on the Shia community in Pakistan today. It was the third such attack in the past twenty-four hours. Earlier attacks targeted near the UN office in Islamabad and Waziristan where 17 people lost their lives.

Controversial Afghan law to be reviewed

The controversial Afghan law which diminishes women’s rights is being sent back to the country’s parliament for review, after world leaders expressed condemnation.

Former Baath Members Show Skepticism To New Law Out of Fear

Those who made up Saddam’s Baath party are skeptical of the new law passed by the Iraqi legislation lifting the ban on them and allowing them to reclaim both military and government jobs.

Kurds In Iraq Criticized By Shia and Sunni Tribes Over Oil Contracts

On Sunday, both the Sunni and Shia Arab tribes in Iraq have joined together to criticize the Kurds. Both tribes criticize that the Kurds are overreaching with an oil deal without involving the central government.

Bahrain Riots Continue For Fifth Day

The country of Bahrain has been hit by rioting for a fifth consecutive day. According to the local press, they report that most of the rioting has been focused in the Shia areas. Shias complain of discrimination by the Sunni-led government.

Bomb Attack Kills Iraqi Police Chief

According to police, the roadside bombing that has taken place in the area south of Baghdad that has claimed the life of the Shia region police chief. Local sources say he was killed when a bomb went off near Hilla.

No More Outreach to the Sunnis?

The Bush administration is deliberating whether to abandon U.S. reconciliation efforts with Sunni insurgents and instead give priority to Shiites and Kurds, who won elections and now dominate the government, according to U.S. officials.
 

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Shia men sit at a protest in Pearl Roundabout  Manama.
Shia men sit at a protest in Pearl Roundabout, Manama.
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An image taken from a propaganda video uploaded on June 11, 2014 by jihadist group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) allegedly shows ISIL militants gathering at an undisclosed location in Iraq's Nineveh province
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A protest sign has fallen to the ground in Pearl Roundabout  Manama.
A protest sign has fallen to the ground in Pearl Roundabout, Manama.
A tent in Pearl Roundabout  Manama.
A tent in Pearl Roundabout, Manama.
A Shia girl at the Pearl Roundabout sit-in  Manama.
A Shia girl at the Pearl Roundabout sit-in, Manama.
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A captured Iraqi military vehicle
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Ahmed and Fatma's house.
Fatma is paralysed and has been sitting on the mattress in this bedroom for eight years.
Fatma is paralysed and has been sitting on the mattress in this bedroom for eight years.

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