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The plight of Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya minority is becoming the Muslim world’s latest rallying call emulating the emotional appeal of the Palestinians in the second half of the 20th century. Like the cause of the Palestinians, the Rohingya, albeit with a twist, have also become a battlefield for the Muslim world’s multiple rivalries and power …
In the last months, joint forces including Shi’a paramilitary groups ousted IS troops
At least seven Sunni mosques were destroyed in Mugdadeya, north Baghadad
Attacks in Yemen’s capital have left 28 people dead and 75 wounded, after a double blast at a mosque
The fact that dissatisfied minorities populate the oil-rich regions of Iran and Saudi Arabia creates an ironic parallel, in which in the rivalry between two of the Middle East’s larger powers often amounts to the pot calling the kettle black. Rather than recognising that protests and mounting incidents of violence are the result of government failure to address legitimate grievances, both Iran and Saudi Arabia have blamed each other for the unrest in their strategic backyards
Sunni institution called such acts “incitement”
Matter seems political and those campaigns are funded by the Saudi regime, Shi’a activists says
Wilders said he will publish cartoon video on Prophet Mohammed to counter “Islam, terrorism”
By Khaled Okasha Before dawn last Friday in Al-Anbar in Iraq, “Islamic State” (IS) took over the government complex in Ramadi, the capital of the province. In the meantime, news spread that the security forces retreated from the complex following violent clashes with IS. The government complex includes the province’s office, Al-Anbar’s police department, the …
Islam El-Behiry accused Al-Azhar curriculums and interpretations of supporting ideology of extremist group “Islamic State”
Nabil El-Araby had claimed that Catholic and Protestant Christians follow different holy books
The southern movement is taking wise and well assessed steps, and citizens of the south will never take part in an ethnic conflict, southern rebel says
Could policies towards the Brotherhood affect the strategic alliance?
A giant whirl of people from across Egypt and the world circling the Al-Hussein mosque, square and neighbourhood, is the distinguished mark of one of Cairo’s most special nights. On the last Tuesday of the Islamic month of Rabi’ Al-Thani, Sufis and Shi’as celebrate in Egypt the memory of the burial of the Prophet …
The institution responsible for issuing fatwas says religious scholars unanimously view this as forbidden
Foreign ministry also calls for national consensus in Yemen and stability in the region
US says Bahrain’s actions “not consistent” with partnership
State media reports Iranian fighter pilot killed, militants destroy shrines and mosques
The explosion happened at around midnight near an army checkpoint and a cafe where football fans were watching a World Cup match.
Kerry met with Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki and was to hold talks with Iraqi leaders across the political and communal spectrum.
Security forces in Mosul wilted in the face of the onslaught, in some cases abandoning uniforms and even vehicles in their haste to flee.
Arab League Council rejects interference in Iraqi affairs, calls for reconciliation through dialogue
Washington spent billions of dollars training and equipping Iraqi security forces before withdrawing its troops in 2011.
Military units first withdrew from the city’s east, heading to its west, and then began leaving the city, along with thousands of residents, he said.
Rouhani will meet his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, where the powerful neighbours are expected to discuss security concerns as well as trade opportunities.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, though suicide bombings are a tactic mainly employed by Sunni Muslim militants in Iraq.
South of Baghdad, a roadside bomb near a secondary school in Mahmudiyah killed a male pupil, and a car bomb near a Shi’a mosque in Iskandiriyah killed two people.
At least nine car bombs went off throughout the morning, when the city is typically gridlocked.