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World - Region
6/23/2022 3:50:14 PM
Iraq's Parliament is set to hold a session Thursday to vote in replacements for 73 lawmakers who resigned earlier this month. The collective walkout by followers of Iraq's most influential Shia politician threw Iraq into further uncertainty, deepening a months-long political crisis over government formation.

World - Region
6/9/2022 6:22:56 PM
Iraq's firebrand Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr made a high-stakes protest Thursday by calling on the 73 lawmakers loyal to him to ready resignation papers to end an eight-month parliamentary paralysis.

World - Region
6/9/2022 12:00:43 PM
Eight months after national elections, Iraq still doesn't have a government and there seems to be no clear way out of the dangerous deadlock.

World - Region
5/19/2022 12:39:04 PM
When Firas Hamdan was injured at a protest near Lebanon's parliament two years ago, the then activist never imagined he would one day return as a lawmaker.

Al-Ahram Weekly - World
5/18/2022 10:15:00 AM
In a surprise result in Sunday’s elections, the Lebanese Shia group Hizbullah lost its majority in Lebanon’s parliament.

World - Region
5/16/2022 9:31:08 PM
A lawmaker from the Iran-backed Hezbollah group on Monday warned rivals against becoming "shields for the Israelis", as Lebanon awaits election results likely to weaken the Shia group's bloc.

World - International
4/28/2022 9:19:25 PM
Two explosions, within minutes of each other, killed at least nine people and wounded 13 in northern Afghanistan on Thursday, a spokesman for a Taliban-appointed police chief said.

World - International
4/19/2022 2:30:48 PM
At least six people were killed and 24 wounded on Tuesday by two bomb blasts that struck a boys' school in a Shia Hazara neighbourhood of the Afghan capital, police and hospital staff said.

World - Region
4/2/2022 8:20:27 PM
The Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan will begin Sunday for Shia in Iraq, Iran and Lebanon, as well as in countries including Morocco, Pakistan and India, various authorities said.

World - Region
3/30/2022 7:26:56 PM
Iraqi lawmakers Wednesday failed for a third time to elect a new national president for lack of a quorum, officials said, prolonging the war-scarred country's political crisis.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
3/4/2022 6:58:19 PM
Egypt has "strongly" condemned the terror attack that targeted a Shia Muslim mosque in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar during Friday prayers that left scores of worshipers killed and injured.

World - Region
2/23/2022 3:28:50 PM
Lebanon has thwarted a plan by the Islamic State group to carry out three suicide bombings targeting Shia religious compounds in Beirut's southern suburbs, the interior ministry said Wednesday.

Al-Ahram Weekly - World
2/12/2022 10:36:00 AM
Once marginalised and excluded, Iraq’s Sunnis are now flexing their political muscle amid a sharp Shia split.

World - Region
1/18/2022 11:49:11 AM
As Iraq's Shia leaders jostle to secure a majority in the newly-elected parliament, Sunni and Kurdish minorities have been caught up in a spate of warning grenade attacks, analysts say.

Al-Ahram Weekly - World
1/4/2022 8:29:37 PM
Rumours about Al-Sistani’s health have cast a spotlight on the succession to the leadership of the country’s prestigious Shia religious seminary when he passes away

World - Region
12/30/2021 1:32:44 PM
Iraq's parliament will open on January 9 for its first session since lawmakers were elected in an October vote won by Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr, President Barham Saleh said Thursday.

World - Region
12/30/2021 10:35:28 AM
Saudi Arabia's King Salman urged arch-rival Iran on Thursday to end its "negative behaviour" in the region, after Riyadh accused Tehran of aiding Yemeni rebels in launching deadly attacks on his country.

World - Region
12/15/2021 10:12:10 PM
Lebanon's interior minister on Wednesday ordered the deportation of members of Bahrain's outlawed Shia opposition party after they criticized from Beirut their country's human rights record.

Al-Ahram Weekly - World
12/7/2021 9:22:01 PM
The October elections in Iraq have split the country’s Shia political establishment with possibly detrimental results, writes Salah Nasrawi

Al-Ahram Weekly - World
11/30/2021 10:52:52 PM
Ongoing fuel shortages will mean a cold winter for many in Lebanon, with imports of diesel by the Shia group Hizbullah unlikely to remedy the situation, writes Rita Boulos Chahwan

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