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  • Barack Obama Warns of Jihadist 'Cancer' as US Reveals Failed Rescue

    Barack Obama Warns of Jihadist 'Cancer' as US Reveals Failed Rescue

    US President Barack Obama demanded Wednesday the world take action against the "cancer" of jihadist extremism in Iraq, as Washington revealed it had failed in an operation to free US hostages in neighboring Syria.

  • Lebanese Soldier Defects to Al Qaeda in Syria, Appears on YouTube

    Lebanese Soldier Defects to Al Qaeda in Syria, Appears on YouTube

    A Lebanese soldier has defected to an Al Qaeda group in neighbouring Syria, in the first such incident, in protest at what he said was the injustice against Sunni Muslims in his country.

  • Refugee Agency Says More Than 35,000 People Displaced by Yemen Fighting

    Refugee Agency Says More Than 35,000 People Displaced by Yemen Fighting

    More than 35,000 people have been displaced in Yemen's Omran province, a local government refugee agency said on Wednesday, a day after Shi'ite Muslim tribal fighters overran the provincial capital following fighting that killed more than 200 people.

  • Yemen Bombs Shiite Rebels After Truce Collapses, 70 Killed

    Yemen Bombs Shiite Rebels After Truce Collapses, 70 Killed

    The Yemeni air force bombed Shi'ite Muslim fighters north of Sanaa on Saturday in fighting that killed at least 70 people, local officials said, after a truce reached last month between the insurgents and government forces collapsed.

  • Yemeni Air Force Bombs Shiite Rebels After Ceasefire Collapses

    Yemeni Air Force Bombs Shiite Rebels After Ceasefire Collapses

    The Yemeni air force bombed Shi'ite Muslim fighters north of Sanaa on Saturday in fighting that caused "a large number of casualties", local officials said, after a truce reached last month between the insurgents and government forces collapsed.

  • Mortars Strike Near Revered Iraq Shiite Shrine

    Mortars Strike Near Revered Iraq Shiite Shrine

    A mortar attack near a revered Shiite Muslim shrine north of Baghdad wounded three people, officials said on Tuesday, as Iraq seeks to repel Sunni militants who have overrun swathes of territory.

  • Sunni Militants Attack Shiite Village in Iraq

    Sunni Militants Attack Shiite Village in Iraq

    Sunni Muslim militants attacked a northern Iraqi village inhabited by Shi'ite ethnic Turkmens but were repelled, police said on Tuesday, highlighting an upsurge of sectarian violence after stunning advances by jihadi fighters.

  • Iran to Combat Terrorism in Iraq: Rouhani

    Iran to Combat Terrorism in Iraq: Rouhani

    Predominantly Shiite Muslim Iran will combat terrorism by Sunni extremists in neighbouring Iraq, President Hassan Rouhani warned on Thursday.

  • Suicide bombing kills four in Hezbollah area of south Beirut

    Suicide bombing kills four in Hezbollah area of south Beirut

    A suicide bomber killed four people on Tuesday in a residential district of southern Beirut known for its support of the powerful Shi'ite Muslim military and political movement Hezbollah.

  • Twin blasts kill seven in Pakistan's Karachi

    Twin blasts kill seven in Pakistan's Karachi

    At least seven people were killed and 28 injured in twin bomb blasts targeting Shiite Muslims in Pakistan's port city of Karachi on Tuesday, officials said.

  • Pakistanis shot dead in mosque attack, says Kabul

    Afghanistan's intelligence agency said on Thursday that its spies shot dead two Pakistanis who opened fire on Afghan worshippers before dawn at a Shiite Muslim mosque in Kabul.

  • Attacks kill at least 58 people in Iraq: officials

    Attacks kill at least 58 people in Iraq: officials

    A coordinated wave of bombings tore through Shiite Muslim areas in and around the Iraqi capital early Wednesday, killing at least 58 and wounding many more, officials said. The blasts, which came in quick succession, targeted residents out shopping a...

  • Hand grenade attacks kill two, wound 28 in Pakistan

    Hand grenade attacks kill two, wound 28 in Pakistan

    Twin hand grenade attacks killed at least two people and wounded 28 others belonging to a Shiite Muslim community in Pakistan's port city of Karachi on Tuesday, officials said.

  • Suicide attack kills 14 at Pakistan Shiite mosque, say officials

    A bomb attack killed 14 people and wounded more than 25 others at a Shiite Muslim mosque and religious seminary on the outskirts of Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar today, officials said.

  • Toll in Baghdad suicide bombs up to 31 dead: officials

    Toll in Baghdad suicide bombs up to 31 dead: officials

    Twin suicide bombings killed 31 people after midday prayers at a Shiite Muslim religious centre in Baghdad on Tuesday, the latest in violence sparking fears of a revival of full-blown sectarian bloodshed.

  • Why minorities in Pakistan have no faith in democracy

    Why minorities in Pakistan have no faith in democracy

    In majority Muslim Pakistan, religious minorities say democracy is killing them. Intolerance has been on the rise for the past five years under Pakistan's democratically elected government because of the growing violence of Islamic radicals, who are...

  • 13 injured in blast near Pakistan Shiite mosque: police

    A bomb attached to a bicycle exploded, injuring at least 13 people near a Shiite Muslim mosque in Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta on Wednesday, police said.

  • Karachi shuts down to bury 45 bomb dead

    Karachi shuts down to bury 45 bomb dead

    Pakistan's largest city Karachi shut down on Monday to mourn 45 people killed by a car bomb in a Shiite Muslim neighbourhood, the latest in a series of devastating attacks as Pakistan prepares for elections.

  • Suicide bomber kills 21 at Pakistan mosques

    Suicide bomber kills 21 at Pakistan mosques

    A suicide bomber targeted a Shiite Muslim mosque in northwest Pakistan on Friday, killing 21 people and wounding up to 50 as worshippers poured out of weekly prayers, officials said.

  • Bomb hits convoy of buses in Pakistan, 19 people killed: officials

    A car bomb attack on buses carrying Shiite Muslim pilgrims to Iran killed 19 people and injured 25 in Pakistan's insurgency-hit southwest on Sunday, officials said.

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