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UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

Masked gunmen attack protesters in Iraq holy city; 18 killed

Masked gunmen opened fire at Iraqi protesters in the Shiite holy city of Karbala on Tuesday, killing 18 people and wounding hundreds, security officials said, in one of the deadliest …


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

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

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 …