Integrating Shia militias into the Iraqi state is a good way to limit their powers and control them.
by Ranj Alaaldin
Bahrain21 Jun 2016 00:35 GMT
Sheikh Isa Qassim accused of fomenting "extremist" sectarian atmosphere, a week after suspension of Al-Wefaq group.
Bahrain14 Jun 2016 14:17 GMT
The Shia group is accused of creating "an environment for terrorism, extremism and violence".
Politics22 Apr 2016 05:19 GMT
The political deadlock in Baghdad strengthens Sadr's political re-emergence and undermines ethno-sectarianism in Iraq.
War & Conflict05 Apr 2016 08:44 GMT
The struggle against ISIL has rekindled communal ties between sectarian communities in Iraq.
Iraq28 Mar 2016 06:23 GMT
After weeks of rallies by his followers, influential cleric launches protest to demand sweeping changes by government.
Arts & Culture21 Mar 2016 08:10 GMT
Al Jazeera spoke with filmmaker Hoda Elsoudani about her new documentary, Why Can't I Be A Sushi.
Middle East01 Mar 2016 12:29 GMT
Muqtada al-Sadr has grand ambitions for Iraq, and self-confidence to match. But he has yet to show how he will deliver.
Saudi Arabia02 Feb 2016 05:14 GMT
Two men attacked Shia mosque during Friday prayers, killing four and wounding another 33 people.
Politics22 Jan 2016 14:29 GMT
Some 20,000 Afghan Shia fighters said to be fighting alongside Iran to help save government of Syrian President Assad.
Politics05 Jan 2016 12:59 GMT
It is US retrenchment from the region that has been the cause of regional competition in the first place.
Nigeria21 Dec 2015 19:42 GMT
Shia movement accuses authorities of denying treatment to wounded members after recent military raids.
Iran15 Dec 2015 18:57 GMT
Iranian foreign ministry calls deadly clashes between Nigerian army and Shia Muslim movement "unacceptable".
Bangladesh27 Nov 2015 12:19 GMT
Two suspects arrested after gunmen storm mosque and open fire on praying worshippers, killing one and wounding three.
Security27 Nov 2015 05:39 GMT
Mosque muezzin shot dead and three wounded after masked gunmen open fire on Shia worshipers at evening prayer.
Ashura 201625 Oct 2015 17:56 GMT
Prayers, poetry and music are part of rituals marking Mashal Gardan, a Shia Muslim event in Iran.
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