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Iran says 20 Sunni ‘terrorists’ executed in single day

Iran says 20 Sunni ‘terrorists’ executed in single day

Aug 04, – “These people had committed murder… killed women and children, caused destructions and acted against the security and killed Sunni religious leaders in some Kurdish regions,” IRIB television quoted Prosecutor General Mohammad Javad Montazeri as saying. Iran has executed a group of 20 “terrorist” Sunni prisoners for committing several murders and undermining national […]

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Bombings kill 13 in Shiite areas of Baghdad

Bombings kill 13 in Shiite areas of Baghdad

Sep 22, – A car bomb detonated near a market in the Ameen area of eastern Baghdad, and a roadside bomb exploded near a restaurant in Shaab in the north of the city. Bombs exploded in two Shiite-majority areas of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 13 people, security and medical officials said.The two attacks […]

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Bahrain- 2 police officers killed, 6 wounded in bomb attack

Bahrain- 2 police officers killed, 6 wounded in bomb attack

Jul 28, – The blast was the latest in a series of bombings in recent years targeting security forces in the Gulf nation, which continues to face low-level unrest more than four years after protesters took to the streets to demand greater political rights. Two Bahraini policemen were killed and six were injured in a […]

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Bahrain teen sets off explosives prematurely, dies

Bahrain teen sets off explosives prematurely, dies

Oct 23, – Bahrain has expanded crackdowns on so-called “terrorist” cells suspected of bombings targeting security forces and others in the strategic kingdom, home to the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet. The Sunni-ruled nation has been locked in nonstop unrest since an uprising by the country’s Shiite majority began in early 2011. Authorities in Bahrain say […]

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Turk, Lebanese hostages free after Syrian war deal

Turk, Lebanese hostages free after Syrian war deal

Oct 20, – Thousands of well-wishers greeted the Shiite pilgrims in Beirut, with one man being carried out of the airport on the shoulders of a crowd. Meanwhile, a plane carrying the two freed Turkish Airlines pilots landed in Istanbul, where Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other officials greeted them. Nine Lebanese pilgrims abducted […]

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