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At least 20 dead after blast at vegetable market in Pakistan

At least 20 dead after blast at vegetable market in Pakistan

A bomb exploded at a market in a mainly Shiite area of Pakistan’s northwestern tribal belt on Saturday, killing at least 20 people and wounding 40 others, officials said. The bomb detonated in a crowded vegetable market in Parachinar city, the capital of Kurram tribal district on the Afghan border. “20 people have been martyred […]

January 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Suicide bombers ‘kill 20’ outside Syria shrine

Suicide bombers ‘kill 20’ outside Syria shrine

Jun 11, – The official SANA news agency said two suicide bombers, one in a car, attacked the entrance to the Sayyida Zeinab shrine, which is revered by Shiites around the world. Suicide bombers struck outside a Shiite shrine near Syria’s capital Saturday, leaving at least 20 people dead, a monitor said, in an attack […]

June 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Islamic State committed genocide against Christians, Shi’ites- U.S.

Islamic State committed genocide against Christians, Shi’ites- U.S.

Mar 17, – “The fact is that Daesh kills Christians because they are Christians. Yazidis because they are Yazidis. Shi’ites because they are Shi’ites,” Kerry said, referring to the group by an Arabic acronym, and accusing it of crimes against humanity and of ethnic cleansing. The Islamic State militant group has committed genocide against minority […]

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Death toll in IS Yemen mosque attack rises to 32

Death toll in IS Yemen mosque attack rises to 32

Sep 03, – A further 92 people were wounded in Wednesday’s bombings, the latest in a string of attacks carried out by the Sunni extremist group against Shiite targets in Yemen since March. Twin bombings claimed by the Islamic State group against a Shiite mosque in the Yemeni capital killed at least 32 people, medical […]

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Deadly attack stokes Iraq Shia pilgrimage fears

Deadly attack stokes Iraq Shia pilgrimage fears

Dec 12, – “There were one person killed and four wounded when mortar rounds hit an area on the western side of the city” shortly after midnight, a police colonel said. A deadly mortar attack Friday near the Iraqi city of Karbala stoked security concerns as millions of Shiite pilgrims gathered for one of the […]

December 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
Pakistan imposes curfew in city after clashes

Pakistan imposes curfew in city after clashes

Nov 16, – The Pakistani government imposed a rare curfew on Saturday in a northern city where sectarian clashes during a Shiite religious commemoration broke out the day before, while Taliban insurgents threatened to avenge the eight Sunni Muslims who authorities say were killed. Outbursts of sectarian violence occur regularly in Pakistan. Hard-liners from the […]

November 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Hezbollah chief vows to continue fighting in Syria

Hezbollah chief vows to continue fighting in Syria

Nov 14, – The public appearance of Hassan Nasrallah — his second in as many days — came as tens of thousands of Shiites and Hezbollah supporters marched in their southern Beirut stronghold for the Ashoura, one of the Shiite sect’s most important religious occasions. The leader of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group showed up at […]

November 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Attacks in Iraq around religious ritual kill 22

Attacks in Iraq around religious ritual kill 22

Nov 13, – The deadliest among Wednesday’s attacks was the one targeting a group of Shiites marking Ashoura in the eastern city of Baqouba, a former al-Qaida stronghold, 60 kilometers (35 miles) northeast of Baghdad. That attack killed eight people, including two children, and wounded 35, a police officer said. Attacks across Iraq targeting security […]

November 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
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 […]

October 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
Lebanese troops deploy in Hezbollah stronghold

Lebanese troops deploy in Hezbollah stronghold

Sep 23, –  Hundreds of Lebanese soldiers and policemen deployed into Hezbollah strongholds south of Beirut on Monday, after officials said they had reached a deal with the Shiite militant group to send troops into neighborhoods where they long had only a symbolic presence. The agreement follows a backlash against Hezbollah’s tightened security measures in […]

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