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Three years after u.s. troops have left Iraqi soil, the violence-hit in Wednesday's parliamentary elections amid a high level of security. More than 22 million people are eligible to vote in its elections, which for the
As Iraq readies for general elections at the end of this month, sectarian tensions hang over the country, just as in elections past. But this time, there is a twist: despite the population's deep divides, Iraqi politics have refused to play by the
There have been a series of explosions at a campaign rally for a Shiite group in Iraq's capital, Baghdad. An Associated Press reporter at the scene heard a series of blasts as the Shiite group Asaib Ahl al-Haq announced its slate of candidates for
United Nation's (UN) religious freedom monitor urged today that Sunni-ruled Bahrain to halt discrimination against its Shiite majority and its spiritual leader, who was expelled from the Gulf kingdom this week.
Bahrain's Interior Ministry said Wednesday that the Gulf state has decided to deport a leading Shiite cleric born in the country in a move likely to exacerbate tensions between the government and the Shiite-led opposition. The cleric being deported,
Lebanon's Hezbollah movement is gaining new combat experience in Syria, shedding its guerrilla tactics to fight alongside an army, and shifting its narrative to explain the battle against "Sunni extremists". Its forces, who used their homeground
MPs Riyadh Al-Adasani and Abdulkarim Al-Kandari said yesterday they will file a request next week to grill the prime minister over alleged payments of cash grants through lawmakers and general mismanagement. Later, MP Hussein Quwaiaan said he will
Thursday Bahrain tightened security Thursday, as the three-day Formula One Grand Prix was about to get underway, with the country's Shiite opposition planning protests to seize world attention for pro-reform demands. Demonstrations have been held
Mauricio Morales/EPA Syrian Kurdish gunmen on Saturday seized a major border crossing with Iraq from al-Qaida-linked groups following intense infighting between rebel groups that raised concerns of a spillover, activists and an Iraqi official said.
Three Shiite rebels and a Yemeni soldier were killed on Saturday in a gunfight on the outskirts of the northern city of Amran, rebels and a security official said. The rebels, known as Huthis or Ansarullah, had travelled to Amran to take part in a