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Six Shiite protesters dead in clashes with Nigerian police: witnesses

Abuja - At least six Shiite protesters were killed in clashes with Nigerian police in the capital Abuja on Monday, witnesses told AFP."I am right now in front of six dead bodies, one of them is an underage boy," a Shiite protester, Abdullahi Musa said.

Afghan Shiites brace for attacks ahead of Ashura holy day

Kabul - A series of devastating suicide attacks on Afghanistan's minority Shiite community has fuelled fears of more violence ahead of Ashura, one of the Muslim sect's holiest days, and prompted calls for civilians to arm themselves.

Bahrain's top Shiite cleric back in hospital: activist

Dibai - Bahrain's Shiite spiritual leader Sheikh Isa Qassim was returned to hospital on Wednesday to undergo a new round of surgery, a rights activist said.

Bomb kills eight Shiites in NW Pakistan

Peshawar - A roadside bomb on Tuesday killed eight people including three women and a child in Pakistan's northwestern tribal belt near the Afghan border, in the latest attack apparently targeting Shiite Muslims.

Gunmen kill 1, wound 4 at mosque attack in Pakistan capital

Islamabad - Gunmen killed one person and wounded at least four others outside a Shiite mosque in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad, police said Wednesday, days after an Islamist protest ended in the city.

Five dead in attack targeting Shiites in Pakistan's southwest

Quetta - Gunmen Monday killed five people including three Shiite Muslims in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province in the latest sectarian attack on the religious minority, police said.

Suicide bomber kills six near Kabul Shiite mosque

Kabul - Six people were killed when a suicide bomber posing as a shepherd blew himself up near a Shiite mosque in Kabul on Friday, police said, as Muslims prepared to commemorate a key Islamic event.

Up to six dead in suicide bombing near Kabul Shiite mosque

Kabul - Up to six people were killed when a suicide bomber posing as a shepherd blew himself up near a Shiite mosque in Kabul on Friday, police said, as Muslims prepare to commemorate a key Islamic event.

Shiites bury Kabul mosque attack dead as toll rises to 28

Kabul - Hundreds of Shiite mourners on Saturday buried victims of a suicide bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Kabul as the death toll from the atrocity rose to 28.

Father of Afghan robotics girl killed in mosque attack

Herat - The father of an Afghan girl who represented her country in a robotics competition in the United States died in this week's Herat mosque attack, her family said Thursday.

Shiites chant anti-IS slogans, protest latest deadly Afghan attack

Herat - Thousands of Shiite protesters chanted slogans against the Islamic State group Wednesday as they carried the coffins of victims of a mosque attack that killed 33 people in the western Afghan city of Herat.

Angry Shiites to protest latest deadly Afghan attack

Herat - Shiites prepared to take to the streets of Afghanistan's Herat Wednesday following a deadly mosque attack as anger grew over authorities' failure to prevent the latest assault on the minority community.

Grenade kills Saudi policeman in Shiite town: ministry

Dibai - A Saudi Arabian police officer was killed by a rocket-propelled grenade on Tuesday in a Shiite town, the interior ministry said, as deadly fighting escalated.

Grenade kills Saudi policeman in Shiite town: ministry

Dibai - A Saudi Arabian police officer was killed by a rocket-propelled grenade on Tuesday in a Shiite town, the interior ministry said, as deadly fighting escalated.

Grenade kills Saudi policeman in Shiite town: ministry

Dibai - A Saudi Arabian police officer was killed by a rocket-propelled grenade on Tuesday in a Shiite town, the interior ministry said, as deadly fighting escalated.

Pakistani, child killed in Saudi Shiite town gunfire

Dibai - Saudi authorities blocked roads in a flashpoint Shiite town Saturday, residents said a day after security officials reported that gunmen killed a two-year-old boy and a Pakistani man.

Shiite Lebanese women wage painful custody battles

Birut - Every week, young divorcee Rita Choukeir looks forward to the three precious hours she gets with her young son in Lebanon, where child custody is awarded according to religious rulings.

Bahrain says 25 arrested over jailbreak, unrest

Dibai - Bahrain said Saturday that it had arrested 25 suspects accused of involvement in unrest in the Sunni-ruled kingdom, including a deadly jailbreak.

Bahrain says 25 arrested over jailbreak, unrest

Dibai - Bahrain said Saturday that it had arrested 25 suspects accused of involvement in unrest in the Sunni-ruled kingdom, including a deadly jailbreak.

Bahrain says 25 arrested over jailbreak, unrest

Dibai - Bahrain said Saturday that it had arrested 25 suspects accused of involvement in unrest in the Sunni-ruled kingdom, including a deadly jailbreak.

Shadow of executed cleric looms in Saudi town

Al `awamiyah - The bearded face of executed Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr is on every lamp post along the road leading towards his hometown of Awamiya, in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province.

Saudi man gets 15 years for Shiite cleric support

Riyadh - A court in Riyadh has sentenced a Saudi national to 15 years in prison for supporting executed Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr, local media reported on Thursday.

Blast kills 14 as militants target Afghan Shiites during Ashura

Balkh - At least 14 Shiites were killed Wednesday in a powerful blast at a mosque in northern Afghanistan, the second deadly attack on the minority in as many days during the major festival of Ashura.

Iran warns Bahrain 'will pay price' for crackdown on Shiites

Dubai - Iran has warned Bahrain that it is fanning armed rebellion and "will pay the price" after an escalating crackdown on the country's Shiite majority saw a top cleric stripped of citizenship.

Bahrain strips citizenship of top Shiite cleric

Dubai - Bahrain said Monday it has revoked the citizenship of the Sunni-ruled kingdom's top Shiite cleric, accusing him of sowing sectarian divisions, in a move that sparked fresh protests among the majority community.

Bahrain strips citizenship of top Shiite cleric

Dubai - Bahrain said Monday it has revoked the citizenship of the Sunni-ruled kingdom's top Shiite cleric, accusing him of sowing sectarian divisions, in a move that sparked fresh protests among the majority community.

Bahrain strips citizenship of top Shiite cleric

Dubai - Bahrain said Monday it has revoked the citizenship of the Sunni-ruled kingdom's top Shiite cleric, accusing him of sowing sectarian divisions, in a move that sparked fresh protests among the majority community.

Kuwait upholds death sentence for mosque blast ringleader

Kuwait City - Kuwait's supreme court on Monday upheld the death sentence handed down to the main convict in the Islamic State group bombing of a Shiite mosque that killed 26 people.

Nigerian Shiite group demands exhumation after deadly clashes

Kaduna - The mass grave lies just outside the city of Kaduna in northern Nigeria, but apart from the recently turned ochre soil there's nothing to indicate what might lie beneath.

Amnesty accuses Nigeria's military over deadly Shiite clashes

Lagos - Amnesty International on Friday accused Nigeria's military of deliberately shooting dead more than 350 Shiite Muslims, burying them in mass graves and destroying evidence of the crime.
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