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The Muslim holiday is commemorated differently by Sunni and Shi’a communities
Naqi was tried on charges of insulting Islam’s Prophet Mohammed, in addition to his wife Aisha and several companions, who are revered by Sunni Muslims.
One of the worst-hit neighbourhoods was Shaab in north Baghdad, where two car bombs exploded in a commercial area, killing five people and wounding at least 17.
A number of policemen are facing trials over claims of killing protesters or torturing detainees after a wave of arrests that targeted members of the Shi’a majority.
Termos was among 11 Shia men abducted by rebel fighters in northern Syria in May 2012 as they were returning from a pilgrimage to a Shia sacred site in Iran along with female relatives.
Sunday’s violence struck north of Baghdad, in predominantly Sunni Arab areas of Iraq.
The abduction is believed to be related to the kidnap of nine Lebanese Shi’as in Syria in May 2012
By James M Dorsey The battle between Iran and various Gulf states for the identity of the energy-rich region has spilled onto its football pitches. It’s the Persian Gulf League v the Arabian Gulf League. The struggle erupted when the United Arab Emirates, alongside Saudi Arabia, the Gulf’s most fervent opponent of political Islam, recently …
Activists said dozens more were wounded in the clashes, but no official toll was immediately available.
Iraqi foreign minister confirms protection of Egyptians after two killed in Baghdad
Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights details root of hatred towards Shi’a Muslims, which culminated in this week’s lynching that left four dead
Morsi draws criticism for not fighting Shi’a prejudice from NGOs as well as foreign nations
Shi’a community spokesman: Morsi bears full responsibility for the lynching
A group of Shi’a Muslims was attacked by a hostile mob in a village near Cairo
Amr Hamzawy: Speech calculated to win Salafi support on 30 June
Shi’a are ‘tempting youth to travel to Iran’: Salafi group
Violence has killed more than 570 people in Iraq so far in May and over 1,000 in less than two months
The National Coalition is expected to choose a new president, incorporate new members and decide the fate of an interim rebel government
Minister of Tourism Hisham Zaazou sees Iranian tourism as a new opportunity for Egypt’s tourism sector
Islamist parties disagreement during Egypt’s Culture, Information and Tourism Committee discussions
The organisation is a long-time ally of the Syrian regime and has sent fighters to battle alongside Assad’s troops
Shi’as, inspired by the Arab Spring in 2011, have been pushing to be given a greater say in the small country’s affairs
The late-April violence was the deadliest so far linked to protests that broke out in Sunni areas of Shi’a-majority Iraq more than four months ago.
No reason has been given for the presidential team’s visit
Lebanon’s Shi’a Hezbollah movement came under increasing pressure over accusations it is backing regime troops in Syria
Bahrain was rocked by month-long pro-democracy protests led by the kingdom’s Shi’as in early 2011 that were crushed with the help of Gulf troops led by Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia
Warn citizens of the ‘threat of Shi’ism in Egypt’
Commentators in major Egyptian newspapers have discussed the celebration of the sixth anniversary of the April 6 Youth Movement and the potential for establishing its own political party. Meanwhile, some writers continued to condemn the negative reaction of the Salafis in Egypt after the recent visits of Iranian tourists to Luxor. Mohamed Salmawi The …
Female student asked to display how she prays to prove she is not Shi’a
Minister of Tourism stalls Iranian tourism in Egypt for further reevaluation