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)

Yemen Rebel Missile Downed Near Mecca: Coalition

Yemeni rebels have launched one of their longest-range strikes against Saudi Arabia, firing a ballistic missile that was shot down near the holy city of Mecca, the Saudi-led coalition fighting them said Friday.


61 Dead, 200 Wounded in Kabul Attack Claimed By Islamic State

Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide attack in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday that killed at least 61 people and wounded more than 200 when it tore through a demonstration by members of the mainly Shia Hazara minority.

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Hezbollah Expansion Threatens all of Lebanon, UN Envoy Warns

The Times of Israel reports: Hezbollah’s involvement in the conflicts in Syria and more recently Iraq risks a spillover of sectarian tensions into Lebanon where the Islamic State extremist group and the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front are reported to be expanding,

Members of Lebanon's powerful Shiite movement Hezbollah attend the funeral of Hassan Hussein al-Hajj, a leading commander in southern Lebanon, who was killed during battles in Syria, on October 12, 2015

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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