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US-funded TV station in Iraq suspended over corruption report

Al-Hurra TV aired a 12-minute documentary claiming Sunni and Shiite Muslim authorities were misusing state funds and had suspicious ties to armed factions.

Nigeria ban on Shiite group sparks fears over crackdown

The move has inflamed a long-running standoff amid an increasingly hostile approach from authorities under Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari.

Bahrain executes 3, including Shi’ite activists

The authorities have denied accusations of torture and repressing the opposition, and say they are protecting national security from terrorists.

Saudi downs two attack drones from Yemen

The attacks come as SPA reports that the coalition is intensifying air raids on Houthi positions in the northern Yemeni province of Hajjah.

Almost all Saudis in mass execution were Shiites

Shiites make up an estimated 10-15% of Saudi Arabia's population.

Bahrain opposition chief gets life in jail over Qatar spy case

Salman is currently serving a four-year sentence in a separate case.

Bahrain accuses 169 of forming another Hezbollah

Bahrain, a strategic island where the US Navy’s Fifth Fleet is based, has a Shi’ite Muslim majority population but is ruled by a Sunni royal family.

Hezbollah defies Israel, says has ‘precision missiles’

Israel carried out more than 200 strikes over the past 18 months in war-torn Syria, where Hezbollah fights alongside Israel's arch-foe and Shiite powerhouse Iran in support of the Damascus regime.

Iraq’s Sadr and Abadi form biggest parliamentary bloc

Iraq's political system is designed to ensure that no one person or party can dominate in order to avoid any return of a dictatorship following the ouster of strongman Saddam Hussein.

Iran diplomat granted entry to Saudi

Sunni powerhouse Saudi Arabia and the predominantly Shiite Iran have for decades stood on opposing sides of Middle East conflicts including the Syrian civil war.

Islamic State says it carried out Afghan Shi’ite mosque bombing

The group said around 150 Shi'ites and security forces members were killed or wounded in Friday's attack in the city of Gardez in Paktia province, but gave few details on how the attack was carried out.

Bahrain’s top Shi’ite cleric allowed to seek treatment abroad

Ayatollah Isa Qassim has been allowed to travel to London for medical treatment.

Bahrain sentences 24 Shiites to jail, revokes citizenship

The 24 people were sentenced to jail terms of between three years and life.

115 Shiite protesters arrested in Nigerian capital

Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, head of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) has been in government custody since troops clashed with his followers in the northern city of Zaria in December 2015.

Blast rocks Syria area hosting Iran-backed fighters

Western powers had carried out their biggest attack on Assad's regime before dawn on Saturday with strikes on targets they said were linked to Syria's chemical weapons programme.

4 killed in suicide attack on Iraq party headquarters

Three members of the security forces were killed and seven people, including candidate Zineb Abdel Hamid al-Hiti, were wounded.

9 jailed over Bahrain petrol bomb attack

The nine people jailed were charged with throwing Molotov cocktails at police.

At least one dead in blast near mosque in Afghan city...

The IS-claimed attack came a week after a similar blast in Kabul.

Blast near mosque in western Afghan city of Herat

Isis claims responsibility for the attack, which followed another blast claimed by the group in Kabul last week, which killed around 30 people near a Shiite shrine as the city celebrated Nawruz, the Persian new year.

Iraq’s Shi’ite militias formally inducted into security forces

Members of the Popular Mobilisation Forces will now be granted many of the same rights as members the military.

Yemen ex-president killed as fighting shakes capital

Saleh's death could mark a major turning point in a conflict that has left thousands dead, led to one of the world's worst humanitarian crises and deepened tensions between Middle East rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Hezbollah emerges a winner from Mideast turmoil, alarming foes

Hezbollah's recent increase in strength has caused its foes, such as Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the United States, to be forced to take notice.

Arab powers add people, groups with Qatar links to terrorism lists

They have named 59 people, including Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Yousef al-Qaradawi, and 12 entities, including Qatari-funded charities Qatar Charity and Eid Charity.

Respect royal decree to follow Sunni ways, Selangor Muslims told

Azmin gives a reminder about Sultan's call for the people not to be infuenced by Shiite or Wahabbi teachings