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World - Region
8/13/2023 8:14:49 PM
A shooting Sunday at a Shia Muslim shrine in Iran's south killed at least four people, state media said, less than a year after a similar attack on the same site.

Egypt - Society
8/13/2023 12:01:15 AM
The Shia Dawoodi Bohra community has a profound and enduring presence in predominantly Sunni Egypt, marked not only by its role in the restoration of historic mosques which house the remains of Ahl-Al-Bayt (descendants of the Prophet Muhammed) but also by a multifaceted cultural engagement.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
8/1/2023 8:57:50 PM
The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayeb has called for “Islamic-Islamic” dialogue between Islamic scholars around the world, of all sects and schools, to establish unity following the frequent Quran-burning incidents in the past two months in Europe.

Al-Ahram Weekly - World
7/31/2023 10:13:00 PM
Multiple challenges have left Iraq dangerously exposed, with business as usual likely to remain out of reach.

World - Region
7/29/2023 3:40:18 PM
The leader of Lebanon’s Shia militant group Hezbollah said Saturday that if governments of Muslim-majority nations do not act against countries that allow the desecration of the Quran, Muslims should “punish” those who facilitate attacks on Islam's holy book.

World - Region
7/28/2023 6:01:51 PM
Millions of Shia Muslims in Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and around the world on Friday commemorated Ashoura, a remembrance of the 7th-century martyrdom of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Hussein, that gave birth to their faith.

World - Region
7/27/2023 10:36:47 PM
Explosives planted in a taxi detonated in a Damascus suburb near a Shia Muslim shrine Thursday, killing at least six people and wounding dozens a day before the solemn holy day of Ashura, state media reported, citing the interior ministry.

World - Region
7/27/2023 11:37:10 AM
Dozens of people protested in front of the Central Bank of Iraq in Baghdad and bank owners called for official action to stem a sharp increase in the dollar exchange rate Wednesday, after the United States blacklisted 14 Iraqi banks.

World - Region
7/16/2023 4:34:15 PM
Iraq’s prime minister held talks Sunday with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus during the first trip of its kind to the war-torn country since the 12-year conflict began.

World - Region
6/21/2023 3:22:30 PM
Iraqi authorities announced on Wednesday plans to prosecute police and civil servants accused of torturing detainees under the administration of former prime minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
6/13/2023 4:37:46 PM
Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Iraq's Prime Minister Mohammed Al-Sudani discussed enhancing bilateral cooperation with a focus on trade exchange, investment, security and infrastructure, Egyptian Presidential Spokesman Ahmed Fahmy said in a statement on Tuesday.

World - Region
6/12/2023 9:49:31 AM
Iraq’s parliament belatedly approved a record $152 billion budget for 2023 on Monday, after months of wrangling over the sharing of oil revenue between the central government in Baghdad and the semi-autonomous Iraqi Kurdish region in the north.

Al-Ahram Weekly - World
6/6/2023 11:30:05 PM
Iraq’s return to the regional stage is being challenged by its political and economic vulnerability and the competing interests of rival powers, writes Salah Nasrawi

World - Region
4/20/2023 10:48:55 PM
Saudi Arabia, home to Islam's holiest shrines, and other Sunni Muslim countries announced Thursday the holiday of Eid al-Fitr marking the end of the Ramadan fast will begin on Friday.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Egypt
3/8/2023 6:27:00 PM
In his first official visit to Egypt since taking office in October, Iraq’s Prime Minister Mohamed Shia Al-Sudani stressed on Sunday Baghdad’s keenness to bolster cooperation with Egypt and benefit from its expertise in various fields in light of Egypt’s prominent role in fostering joint Arab action mechanisms in the face of the current crises and challenges in the region.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
3/5/2023 11:30:00 PM
President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi expressed on Sunday Egypt's eagerness to expedite the implementation of joint projects with Iraq in order to accomplish their shared development objectives, promote integration between the two nations, and satisfy the needs of the Iraqi people.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
3/5/2023 12:35:11 PM
Iraq’s Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani arrived in Cairo on Sunday in his first visit to Egypt as premier, where he is scheduled to meet with President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.

World - Region
2/16/2023 5:13:50 PM
Four Iraqi soldiers were killed Thursday during a counter-terrorism operation north of Baghdad, security forces said, as the majority-Shia country marks a key religious rite.

World - Region
2/12/2023 8:01:24 PM
Lebanon's powerful Shiaa movement Hezbollah sent Sunday a convoy of 23 trucks carrying food and medical aid to Syria's quake-stricken province of Latakia, a stronghold of the group's allies.

Al-Ahram Weekly - World
1/31/2023 9:56:23 PM
As Mohamed Shia Al-Sudani ends his first 100 days in office, Iraq’s embattled prime minister seems to be hurtling towards an uncertain political future, writes Salah Nasrawi

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