Shi'ite Islam

Protests in Southern Iraq Demand Better Services, Jobs

BAGHDAD — Iraqis demanding better public services and jobs took to the streets again on Sunday in the southern oil-rich province of Basra, as authorities put security forces on high alert and blocked internet on the sixth day of protests in the country’s Shiite heartland.

Iraqi protesters demanding services and jobs burn tires during a demonstration in Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, July 13, 2018. (AP Photo)

Top Hezbollah Commander Killed in Syria

Top Hezbollah commander Mustafa Badreddine has been killed in an attack in Syria, the Lebanese Shi’ite group said on Friday, the biggest blow to the Iranian-backed organization since its military chief was killed in 2008.

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Saudi-Produced Biopic on Hezbollah Chief Sparks Controversy

JAFFA, Israel – A Saudi documentary film about Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has sparked controversy in the kingdom. Some Saudis believe that “Hassan’s Story,” produced by the local Al Arabiya network, depicted one of the chief allies of Iran, Saudi Arabia’s great

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