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World - Region
5/19/2024 8:27:53 PM
Iran's hard-liner President Ebrahim Raisi has long been seen as a protégé to Iran's supreme leader and a potential successor for his position within the country's Shia theocracy.

World - International
4/30/2024 12:34:16 PM
A gunman stormed a mosque in western Afghanistan, opening fire and killing six people as they were praying, a Taliban official said Tuesday. Local media reports and a former president of Afghanistan said the mosque was targeted because it was a place of worship for members of the country’s Shia Muslim minority.

World - Region
4/19/2024 12:55:57 PM
The leader of Iraq travelled to Michigan on Thursday following a sit-down with President Joe Biden to meet with the state's large Iraqi community and update them on escalating tensions in the Middle East following Iran’s weekend retaliatory aerial assault on Israel.

World - Region
4/16/2024 9:47:02 AM
US President Joe Biden and Iraq's Prime Minister Mohamed Shia al-Sudani said late Monday they would keep working towards the withdrawal of a US-led coalition in the country.

World - Region
4/15/2024 6:25:00 PM
President Joe Biden is set to host Iraq’s leader Shia al-Sudani this week for talks that come as tensions across the Middle East have soared over the Israeli war on Gaza and Iran's unprecedented attack on Israel in retaliation for an Israeli military strike against an Iranian embassy in Syria.

Books - Reviews
3/31/2024 6:20:00 PM
Al-Dawah Al-Ismailia fi Masr (The Ismaili Sect in Egypt) offers a comprehensive understanding of one of the most controversial orders in Shia Islam that gained attention this month with the screening of the soap opera Al-Hashashin (The Assassins).

Al-Ahram Weekly - World
2/6/2024 8:27:31 PM
Shia militias pose a unique conundrum for Iraq as their rise risks drawing the country further into the Iran-US conflict.

War on Gaza - War on Gaza
1/24/2024 11:24:12 AM
US strikes which targeted sites used by Iranian-backed groups in Iraq early Wednesday are "contributing to a reckless escalation", a spokesman for Prime Minister Mohamed Shia al-Sudani said.

World - Region
1/18/2024 2:20:27 PM
Iraqi Prime Minister Mohamed Shia al-Sudani on Thursday repeated his call for the US-led international anti-jihadist coalition to depart his country amid soaring regional tensions over the Israel-Hamas war.

Al-Ahram Weekly - World
1/9/2024 10:47:20 PM
Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shiaa Al-Sudani announced the beginning of moves to evict US-led International Coalition forces from Iraq last week, but no progress has yet been made on the ground, reports Nermeen Al-Mufti in Baghdad

World - Region
1/5/2024 3:04:10 PM
Iraqi Prime Minister Mohamed Shia al-Sudani said on Friday he was determined to "put an end" to the "international anti-jihadist coalition" in his country, after a US strike in Baghdad killed a pro-Iran commander.

World - Region
12/18/2023 12:21:53 PM
Iraqis voted Monday in the first provincial council elections in a decade, which are expected to strengthen powerful pro-Iran Shia Muslim groups.

War on Gaza - War on Gaza
11/21/2023 9:52:29 PM
Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shia military group, vowed Tuesday to retaliate against Israel's "brutal aggression" after two journalists from Lebanese TV channel Al-Mayadeen were killed in Israeli attacks on the southern village of Tayr Harfa.

World - Region
11/14/2023 5:45:51 PM
Iraq's top court said on Tuesday it was dismissing Parliament Speaker Mohamed al-Halbussi, an influential Sunni Muslim politician, after a lawmaker's complaint over the alleged "falsification" of a document.

War on Gaza - War on Gaza
11/6/2023 12:48:19 PM
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi accused Monday the US of "encouraging" Israel to kill and carry out "cruel acts" against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

World - Region
9/6/2023 5:22:08 PM
Millions of Shia Muslim pilgrims massed at the golden-domed mausoleums of the holy Iraqi city of Karbala on Wednesday, commemorating Arbaeen, one of the largest religious gatherings in the world.

World - Region
9/6/2023 9:44:18 AM
Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Iran arrived Tuesday in the Islamic Republic, and his counterpart landed in Riyadh, cementing a restoration of ties between the Gulf rivals after a seven-year rupture in ties.

World - Region
9/3/2023 10:05:12 AM
At least three Kurds were killed and 16 people wounded Saturday during protests in the multi-ethnic Iraqi city of Kirkuk, as authorities imposed a curfew after days of tensions.

World - Region
8/19/2023 12:19:42 PM
A man suspected of involvement in an attack last month on a Shia shrine in Syria died following a Hezbollah pursuit late Friday south of the Lebanese capital, the Iran-backed group said.

World - Region
8/14/2023 2:32:59 PM
Iranian security forces have arrested eight foreign suspects after detaining a gunman in the killing of one person at a Shia Muslim shrine, state media reported on Monday.

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