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Iran says 20 Sunni 'terrorists' executed in single day

Tehran - Iran has executed a group of 20 "terrorist" Sunni prisoners for committing several murders and undermining national security, state media reported on Thursday. "These people had committed murder...

Sunnis and Shiites: Islam's ancient divide

Birut - Tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran have reached new heights with Riyadh's execution on Saturday of a Shiite cleric despite Tehran's calls for clemency.

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.

Islamic State marauders release 200 captives

Irbil - Scores of Yazidis being held captive by Islamic State were released Saturday in the Iraqi city of Irbil, Kurdish military officials reported.

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: Turkey ready to fight ISIS/ISIL

Ankara - With even Russia offering to help, the biggest player near the battlefield is finally ready to intervene against Muslim terrorists. And it has a powerful Army.

U.S. seeks regional support to end Iraq political chaos

Baghdad - Top U.S. officials have reached out to key regional leaders to help resolve the political chaos in Iraq even as the Iraqi premier offered a general amnesty to undercut support for a raging jidhadist-led offensive.

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.

Sunni insurgents overrun oilfields in Iraq as US advisers arrive

Tikrit - Islamic insurgents seized several small oilfields and attacked an airbase in northern Iraq on Wednesday as US military advisers dispatched to keep the Baghdad government in power began to arrive.

U.S. readies diplomatic push as Iraq PM pressured

Baghdad - Washington readied a new diplomatic push to unite Iraq's fractious leaders Saturday and repel a Sunni insurgent offensive that has put Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki under growing pressure domestically and overseas.

Op-Ed: Obama sending troops back to Iraq

Baghdad - President Barrack, acting against strong national opposition, is sending troops back to Iraq. The decision was likely to be resisted by Americans weary of war.

Washington preparing plans to evacuate Baghdad embassy

Tikrit - Bahrain-based Iraqi News reported Washington sources said plans were being prepapred to evacuate the Baghdad embassy. The site is at http://www.iraqinews.com/ir aq-war/urgent-u-s-embassy-p repares-evacuation-plans/

Op-Ed: al-Qaida-backed Sunnis may be on verge of taking over Iraq

Mosul - Sunni fighters linked to al-Qaida have seized Iraq’s second-largest city, and the war that George Bush declared won appears to be in danger of being lost now that US troops are gone.

Iraq army, Sunni tribes join forces against al Qaeda militants

In an alliance defying recent cultural tensions, Sunni and Shi'ite forces joined together in opposition to al-Qaeda insurgents, fighting over control of the Iraqi city of Ramadi.

Violence continues in Iraq, stoking fears of sectarian bloodbath

Anger, fear and uncertainty grips Iraq today as people await developments in the growing Sunni conflict with government forces. Already 10 policeman and 9 Sunni gunmen were killed in a shoot-out in Mosul this morning.

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.

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.

Bahrain Shiites planning Feb. 14 'Day of Rage' large protests

Manama - Influenced by protests in Egypt, Tunisia and other Middle Eastern nations, Bahrain residents are calling for widespread protests against the Bahrain government and King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa. Is this the start of another revolution?

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.

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.

Iraq Sunni Militias Hit By Suicide Bombings

In Northern Iraq, over thirty people have been killed with many more injured in several suicide bombings. The United States have said that due to Iraqis fighting Al-Qaeda, the violence level has dropped.

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.

Iraq's Defense Minister Wants Sunni Patrols To Integrate

There has been a warning issued over Sunni patrols. The Iraqi government has warned that it will not allow the US-backed patrols to become a “third force” alongside both the police and the army.

The U.S. Admits It's Now Arming Sunni Insurgents

Caught in a bad sitcom plot, the Pentagon today admitted they are now arming the soldiers we've been fighting for the last 3 years, in hopes that they will turn on their Al-Qaeda brethren

Many American Blacks Are Converting To Sunni Muslim

Bless you brother from the Judeo-Christian community is no longer enough for many downtrodden black Americans who now demand more than just prayers and blessings.

Iraqi Deputy PM Gravely Wounded in Assassination Attempt

Salam al-Zubaie, a Sunni in the Shi'ite dominated Al-Maliki government was attacked by a suicide bomber as he stepped out of a Mosque near his home. The attack has claimed the lives of 9, wounding at least 14 others.

Iraqi Sunni Terrorist Group Post Tape of Killings

Sunni terrorists post tape showing execution of government security forces.

Al-Qaeda avenge rape of a Sunni woman

An al-Qaida-linked Sunni group said that it kidnapped 18 government workers and soldiers in retaliation for the alleged rape of a Sunni woman by members of the Shiite-dominated police force.

Pakistan gathering not aimed at Shias or Iran: Erdogan

Via The Daily Times, Pakistan: Pakistan gathering not aimed at Shias or Iran. "A string of meetings planned by President Gen Pervez Musharraf for leaders of key Muslim nations are not aimed at forging an alliance against Shiite Iran.
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A captured Iraqi military vehicle
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The Iraq army joins forces with local tribesmen to drive out al Qaeda militants.
The Iraq army joins forces with local tribesmen to drive out al Qaeda militants.
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A poster for the party of Ayad Allawi  the former interim prime minister  takes centre stage.
A poster for the party of Ayad Allawi, the former interim prime minister, takes centre stage.
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An image taken from a propaganda video uploaded on June 11  2014 by jihadist group the Islamic State...
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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Shiite Iraqi volunteers  with the Ashura Brigade  take part in military training in the shrine city ...
Shiite Iraqi volunteers, with the Ashura Brigade, take part in military training in the shrine city of Najaf, on June 22, 2014
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The Iraqi army joins forces with local tribesmen to drive out al Qaeda militants.
The Iraqi army joins forces with local tribesmen to drive out al Qaeda militants.
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A Shia girl at the Pearl Roundabout sit-in  Manama.
A Shia girl at the Pearl Roundabout sit-in, Manama.
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.
A protest sign has fallen to the ground in Pearl Roundabout  Manama.
A protest sign has fallen to the ground in Pearl Roundabout, Manama.
Masked Sunni Muslims gunmen take position with their weapons during their patrol in the city of Fall...
Masked Sunni Muslims gunmen take position with their weapons during their patrol in the city of Falluja, 70 km (43 miles) west of Baghdad, February 26, 2014
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A tent in Pearl Roundabout  Manama.
A tent in Pearl Roundabout, Manama.
Ahmed and Fatma s house.
Ahmed and Fatma's house.
Shia men sit at a protest in Pearl Roundabout  Manama.
Shia men sit at a protest in Pearl Roundabout, Manama.
U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki after a press eve...
U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki after a press event at Camp Victory outside Baghdad, Iraq, in 2009.
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Iraqi forces and mainly Shiite Muslim volunteers arrive in the predominantly-Sunni Muslim city of Sa...
Iraqi forces and mainly Shiite Muslim volunteers arrive in the predominantly-Sunni Muslim city of Samarra, 124 kms from Baghdad, on July 2, 2014, to protect the Shiite Muslim Al-Askari shrine
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