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    Iraq: 18 dead after a bus carrying Shiite pilgrims to Karbala overturns

    World | September 02, 2023 16:59 IST

    The victims were 15 men and three women. Among them were 10 Iranians, two Iraqis including the bus driver and his son, and six people of unknown nationality, the officials said.

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    Gunmen attack major Shiite holy site in Iran, killing atleast 15

    World | October 26, 2022 22:07 IST

    The attack, which bore the hallmarks of Sunni extremists who have targeted the country's Shiite majority in the past, comes as Iran has been convulsed by over a month of anti-government demonstrations, the biggest challenge to the Islamic Republic in over a decade.

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    Pakistan Independence Day: Closer look at a nation fighting its own demons

    World | August 13, 2022 23:24 IST

    The reeling political instability and burgeoning economic crisis have further intensified the disaster in Pakistan. Furthermore, the soaring inflation, fuel and food price hikes, unavailability of essential commodities, shutting down of small businesses,

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    Taliban blows up statue of Shiite militia leader, who fought against them in Afghanistan Civil War

    World | August 18, 2021 17:37 IST

    The insurgents’ every action in their sudden sweep to power is being watched closely. They insist they have changed and won’t impose the same draconian restrictions they did when they last ruled Afghanistan, all but eliminating women’s rights, carrying out public executions and banning television and music.

  • Shia board issues Muharram guidelines

    Shia board issues Muharram guidelines

    India | August 12, 2020 16:52 IST

    The All India Shia Personal Law Board (AISPLB) has issued its Muharram advisory, asking people to follow all norms of social distancing, wear masks and wherever possible, take part in Muharram rituals online or via TV channels broadcasting them.

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    Afghanistan: Gunmen attack vehicle, kill 6 civilian in Ghor province

    World | April 17, 2018 14:47 IST

    The victims were all ethnic Hazaras, a Shia minority in Afghanistan that is frequently targeted by Sunni extremists in different parts of the country.

  • Yogi government dissolves Shia, Sunni waqf boards in UP

    Yogi government dissolves Shia, Sunni waqf boards in UP

    Politics | June 15, 2017 23:22 IST

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday announced dissolving the Shia and Sunni waqf boards in the state in the wake of corruption charges against them

  • Top Iraqi Shia cleric issues fatwa against cow slaughter in

    Top Iraqi Shia cleric issues fatwa against cow slaughter in India

    India | April 05, 2017 14:28 IST

    Amid the raging debate over cow-slaughter in India, a top Shia cleric from Iraq has issued a fatwa urging minorities not to kill the animal, considered sacred in Hinduism.

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    2 minority Shia Muslims shot dead in Karachi

    World | May 27, 2016 7:42 IST

    Karachi: Two members of the minority Shia Muslim community have been shot dead by unidentified men while one remained critically injured in Pakistan's financial capital Karachi, police said. "Two unidentified men on a motorcycle

  • jihadi groups attack two shia towns in syria

    Jihadi groups attack two Shia towns in Syria

    World | September 03, 2015 7:05 IST

    Damascus:  The Jaish al-Fateh rebel group unleashed a wide-scale offensive against two besieged Shia towns in northwestern Syria.Jaish al-Fateh, also known as the Conquer Army, mounted a violent offensive from three directions against the towns

  • is burns four shia militiamen alive in iraq

    IS burns four Shia militiamen alive in Iraq

    World | September 01, 2015 4:28 IST

    Baghdad:  The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group aired a video of burning four Iraqi Shia militiamen said to be in revenge for earlier burning of Sunni people by government allied forces.The latest video, posted on

  • the puzzling israeli saudi indian shia diplomacy in lucknow

    The puzzling Israeli, Saudi, Indian Shia diplomacy in Lucknow

    India | July 30, 2015 17:51 IST

    In May 1993, Shimon Peres became the first Israeli Foreign Minister to visit India. Rajiv Gandhi had taken the initiative to upgrade relations. P.V. Narasimha Rao actually accelerated the process which led to the opening

  • is releases new video of massacre at iraq s air academy

    IS releases new video of massacre at Iraq's Air Academy

    World | July 12, 2015 16:11 IST

    Baghdad: The Islamic State terrorist group has released new video footage showing last year's mass execution of hundreds of Iraqi soldiers in the northern city of Tikrit, media reported on Sunday.The 22-minute video, including both newly

  • saddam hussein s tomb destroyed in assault on tikrit

    Saddam Hussein's tomb destroyed in assault on Tikrit

    World | March 17, 2015 9:35 IST

    Baghdad:The tomb of Iraqi president Saddam Hussein reportedly has been destroyed during the ongoing assault to liberate the strategic city of Tikrit from the Islamic State (IS).Security officials said on Monday the mausoleum located in

  • azam s critics jawwad kazim ali removed by shia waqf board

    Azam's critics Jawwad, Kazim Ali removed by Shia Waqf Board

    Politics | January 07, 2015 10:49 IST

    Lucknow: The Shia Central Board of Waqfs Uttar Pradesh has removed 27 ‘Mutwallis' or caretakers of endowed properties, including Maulana Kalbe Jawwad and Congress MLA Nawab Kazim Ali, who have been involved in bitter spat

  • israeli military most powerful in middle east says study

    Israeli military most powerful in Middle East, says study

    World | October 29, 2014 12:52 IST

    Jerusalem: Israel's military is the most powerful in the Middle East, media reported quoting a study commissioned by Business Insider.The New York-based business and technology news website ranked the 15 strongest armies in the Midddle

  • why is the world in grip of jehadist menace

    Why is the world in grip of jehadist menace?

    India | July 05, 2014 9:29 IST

    New Delhi: Three momentous events, all in November-December 1979, are the genesis of a great deal of chaos the world faces today.First, was the return of Ayatollah Khomeini to Tehran and the Iranian occupation of

  • toll rises to 33 in iraq election rally bombing

    Toll rises to 33 in Iraq election rally bombing

    World | April 26, 2014 11:08 IST

    Baghdad: At least 33 people were killed and 90 others wounded in a series of bombing attacks at a parliamentary election rally in Iraq's capital city of Baghdad Friday, an interior ministry source said. The

  • wave of car bombings in iraq kills at least 58

    Wave of car bombings in Iraq kills at least 58

    World | July 29, 2013 23:47 IST

    Baghdad, Jul 29: More than a dozen explosions, mainly from car bombs, ripped through marketplaces, parking lots, a cafe and rush-hour crowds in Iraq on Monday, killing at least 58 people and pushing the country's

  • hindus shias other minorities worse off in pakistan us

    Hindus, Shias, other minorities worse off in Pakistan: US report

    World | July 18, 2013 16:12 IST

    Washington, July 18: The already poor religious freedom environment for Christians, Ahmadis and Hindus has continued to deteriorate in Pakistan over the last eighteen months, according to a US body monitors violations of religious freedom

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