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Deadly blasts hit Iraqi religious procession
Explosions in north and south of Baghdad mark peak of Ashoura commemoration rituals despite heightened security.
Last updated: 14 Nov 2013 20:58 GMT
Bahrain arrests 'Iran-linked' cyber group
Bahrain accuses Hezbollah of interfering in internal security affairs by backing local Shia opposition groups.
Last updated: 13 Jun 2013 13:46 GMT
Anti-government protests rage across Iraq
Minority Sunnis continue widespread protests to demand end to allegedly sectarian policies of Shia-led government.
Last updated: 04 Jan 2013 13:33 GMT
Shia pilgrims killed by car bomb in Iraq
At least 27 Shia Muslim pilgrims killed and 60 others injured in the town of Mussayab, south of Baghdad.
Last updated: 04 Jan 2013 07:09 GMT
Scores killed in Iraq blasts
Shia worshippers and security forces targeted in bombings that killed 48 and injured many more across four provinces.
Last updated: 30 Nov 2012 09:00 GMT
Shia pilgrims flock to holy city of Karbala
Hundreds of thousands of Shias celebrate birth anniversary of Imam al-Mehdi amid threats of violence.
Last updated: 07 Jul 2012 03:35 GMT
Dangerous contradictions in Syria
Incoherent national policies and geopolitical rivalries are leading to a worsening crisis in Syria.
Last updated: 28 Jun 2012 13:11 GMT
Al-Qaeda claims wave of deadly Iraq attacks
Front group claims its "Sunni lions" were responsible for attacks that killed 46 people ahead of Arab League summit.
Last updated: 21 Mar 2012 19:04 GMT
Iraq's Shias brave attacks to visit Karbala
Shias begin annual pilgrimage to city holy to their community, despite outbreak of deadly sectarian attacks.
Last updated: 13 Jan 2012 17:08 GMT
Many deaths in series of Iraq attacks
Shia Muslim worshippers en route to Karbala primarily targeted, as violence continues to wrack war-torn country.
Last updated: 10 Jan 2012 05:03 GMT
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