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Saudi Arabia beheads 37 prisoners for terrorism crimes

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday beheaded 37 Saudi citizens, most of them minority Shiites, in a mass execution across the country for alleged terrorism-related crimes. It publicly pinned one of the …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 8:45 p.m.

Islamic State kills 41 in attack on Afghan cultural center

An Islamic State suicide bomber struck a Shiite cultural center in Kabul on Thursday, killing at least 41 people and underscoring the extremist group’s growing reach in Afghanistan even as …


Saleh’s death puts Yemen’s war at a crossroads

Former Yemeni strongman Ali Abdullah Saleh’s death on hands of his own allies, the Shiite rebels known as Houthis, has put the impoverished nation’s 3-year civil war at a crossroads, …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 11:24 a.m.

Suicide bomber strikes Shiite shrine in Pakistan, killing 16

A suicide bomber struck a Shiite shrine packed with worshippers in a remote village in southwestern Pakistan on Thursday, killing 20 people and leaving at least 25 wounded, a provincial …


Shiite Muslim sentenced to death in Pakistan for blasphemy

A minority Shiite Muslim was sentenced to death in Pakistan for sharing blasphemous content about Islam on social media, a government prosecutor said.


Iraq’s parliament adopts law legalizing Shiite militias

Rekindling sectarian rivalries at a sensitive time, Iraq’s parliament on Saturday voted to fully legalize state-sanctioned Shiite militias long accused of abuses against minority Sunnis.


Death toll at 50 in Islamic State-claimed blast in Pakistan

The death toll from a bomb blast at a Sufi shrine in southwest Pakistan Saturday has risen to 50 people with more than 100 wounded, officials said.


Trudy Rubin: Iraqi’s novel challenges countrymen

What is so important about this book is its demand that Arabs look inward, seeking the social and political reasons for post-war failure in Iraq (and the failure of the …


Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen kill over 30, mostly civilians

Saudi-led airstrikes targeting Shiite rebels killed at least 30 people, mostly civilians, when they hit a market area outside the capital on Saturday, Yemeni security officials said.


U.S. initiatives at risk as Mideast tensions rise

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration’s key Middle East initiatives – ending Syria’s civil war, combating Islamic State and implementing the Iranian nuclear deal – could be undermined by the explosion …