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But it is also a land of holy shrines, which have drawn Shiite Muslims from all over the world for decades. During the 1980s pilgrims travelled freely through Iraq, criss-crossing the country by road to several holy sites. Yet everywhere there were ...
Recent deadly attacks inside government-held cities, on a military intelligence headquarters in Homs and on Iraqi Shiite pilgrims in Damascus, underline the threat, which Assad's refusal to compromise could magnify. "If you're Iran and Russia and you ...

They include two attacks earlier in March that killed at least 40 people, mostly Shiite pilgrims, in Damascus, and another synchronized attack last month by insurgents storming heavily guarded security offices in the central city of Homs and then ...
(CNN) -- The evacuation of a rebel enclave in the Syrian city of Homs started Saturday. The state-run Syrian Arab news agency is reporting that the first batch of "gunmen and their families" are leaving the city's Al-Waer neighborhood.
The death toll from twin bombings on a religious shrine in the capital Damascus has risen to 74, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Saudi Arabia said on Friday it had completed all necessary arrangements for Iranian pilgrims to attend the annual Hajj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca, the ...
Iran, a Shiite state, accuses Saudi Arabia of spreading an intolerant interpretation of Islam that has fed terrorism and endangered minority groups.
The attack was near the Bab al-Saghir cemetery, which houses Shia mausoleums, with those targeted said to be pilgrims arriving by bus. Syrian state television said 40 people were killed and 120 wounded after "terrorists detonated two bombs". There was ...
London: Prime Minister Theresa May says the UK was nearing a "defining moment" as she awaits a final approval from the Queen to trigger the Brexit bill after ...
(CNN) -- The evacuation of a rebel enclave in the Syrian city of Homs started Saturday. The state-run Syrian Arab news agency is reporting that the first batch of "gunmen and their families" are leaving the city's Al-Waer neighborhood.
Riyadh and Tehran have no diplomatic relations, and tensions remain as Sunni-majority Saudi Arabia repeatedly accuses Iran of fueling regional conflicts by supporting armed Shiite movements in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Bahrain. But the Saudi Hajj ministry ...
This comes after a violent weekend in the city when two bombings targeting buses of Iraqi Shiite pilgrims killed more than 70 people.
This comes after a violent weekend in the city when two bombings targeting buses of Iraqi Shiite pilgrims killed more than 70 people.
At least 31 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack at the main court complex in the centre of the Syrian capital, Damascus, officials say.
Over the weekend two bombings targeting buses of Iraqi Shiite pilgrims killed more than 70 people in Damascus. An umbrella group of Syrian Islamist rebels claimed responsibility.
(CNN) -- suicide bombings on Wednesday struck a courthouse and restaurant in the capital of Damascus, killing more than two dozen people and injuring others, Syrian state news said.

Damascus: Twin bombs targeting Shiite pilgrims killed 59 people and 120 wounded after "terrorists detonated two bombs in Damascus on March 12, most of them Iraqis, a monitoring group said of one of the bloodiest attacks in the Syrian capital.
On Saturday, suicide bombers blew themselves up in a crowd of Shia pilgrims at Bab al-Saghir cemetery, a Shia Muslim site of worship, sandwiched between Bab Musalla and Bab al-Jabiya neighborhoods south of the Umayyad mosque, a Damascus' ...
FILE - In this file image made from video posted online on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016 by Qasioun news agency, Turkish-backed Syrian opposition forces, one carrying a Turkish flag, patrol in Dabiq, Syria.
The first bomb detonated as a bus carrying Iraqi Shiite pilgrims was passing through the Bab al-Saghir area in the capital's Old City district: 40 Iraqi nationals were killed, according to the Iraqi foreign ministry.
Syria's former al-Qaeda affiliate Fateh al-Sham Front said meanwhile it was behind twin bombings targeting Shiite pilgrims in the centre of Damascus that killed 74 people. "On Saturday... a twin attack was carried out by two heroes of Islam... in the ...
This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA shows blood soaked streets and several damaged buses in a parking lot at the site of an attack by twin explosions in Damascus, Syria, Saturday, March 11, 2017.
In Damascus, the death toll from Saturday's twin bombings targeting Shia pilgrims has risen to 74 dead, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Sunday.
Damascus: The death toll from a double bomb attack targeting Shias visiting a pilgrimage site in Damascus has climbed to 74, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Sunday.
Beirut (AFP) - The toll from twin bombings targeting Shiite pilgrims in the centre of Damascus has risen to 74 dead, a monitor said on Sunday.
Beirut (AFP) - Syria's former al-Qaeda affiliate Fateh al-Sham Front on Sunday said in a statement it was behind twin bombings targeting Shiite pilgrims in the centre of Damascus that killed 74 people. "On Saturday... a twin attack was carried out by ...
Dozens were killed and many more wounded when the bombers struck Shiite pilgrims visiting holy sites in the Syrian capital.
FILE - In this February 22, 2015, file photo, the Turkish army's armored vehicles and tanks drive in Syrian town of Ayn al-Arab, also known as Kobani, as they return from the Ottoman tomb in Syria.
The toll from twin bombings targeting Shiite pilgrims in the centre of Damascus has risen to 74 dead, a monitor said on Sunday.
In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, people inspect the damage to a parking lot at the site of an attack by twin explosions in Damascus, Syria, Saturday, March 11, 2017.
Beirut - The toll from twin bombings targeting Shia pilgrims in the centre of Damascus has risen to 74 dead, a monitor said on Sunday.
Know This: Prominent Obama-appointed U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says he was fired by the Justice Department after refusing to resign, as 46 Federal Prosecutors were asked to do.
Twin explosions on Saturday near religious shrines frequented by Shiite pilgrims in Damascus, Syria killed at least 40 people, Arab media reported.
The explosions targeted a bus station where the Shia pilgrims, mostly Iraqis, gathered to visit the Bab al-Saghir cemetery in Damascus.
Damascus, March 12 (IANS): Levant Swords rebel group has claimed responsibility of the double bombing attack on buses of Shia pilgrims parked outside a cemetery which left 44 people killed and scores injured. The group is allied with the rebels' Free ...
Twin explosions on Saturday near religious shrines frequented by Shiite pilgrims in Damascus, Syria killed at least 40 people, Arab media reported.
At least 40 Iraqis have been killed in bombings targeting Shia pilgrims in the Syrian capital, Damascus, the Iraqi foreign ministry has said.
This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA shows blood soaked streets and several damaged buses in a parking lot at the site of an attack by twin explosions in Damascus, Syria, Saturday, March 11, 2017.
Twin bombs targeting Shiite pilgrims killed 59 people in Damascus on Saturday, most of them Iraqis, a monitoring group said of one of the bloodiest attacks in the Syrian capital.
Summary: Lucknow: Joining voices on the recent alleged terror operation in Lucknow, Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawad on Friday demanded probe against Lucknow based clerics who had previously extended support to ISIS, claiming such acts mislead youth ...
The protests were in response to the execution of a prominent dissident Shiite cleric in Saudi Arabia. Two months ago, the foreign minister of Kuwait delivered a message to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on behalf of the ... Mohammadi added that some ...
The families of those killed in battle are given Iranian citizenship under a law passed last May. Tehran refers to the fighters as "defenders of the shrines" -- a reference to Shiite holy sites in Iraq and Syria that have been targeted by Sunni extremists.
Much like political differences for control of power after Prophet Mohammad's death transformed into differences of religious nature, thereby creating the Sunni and Shia sects, all the current doctrinal sects are also creating practices in the life of ...
22, the head of the central Euphrates operations command, Qais Khalaf, said that work will continue for digging a security trench around the administrative borders of Najaf province, which Shiite Muslims consider sacred since the shrine of Imam Ali Ibn ...
Over the years, it has grown into a strictly conservative organization with the sort of strong anti-Shiite, anti-Christian and anti-Ahmadiyah views that dovetailed with the Saudi agenda of countering Iran's global influence after the 1979 revolution ...
On my tour of Uttar Pradesh, I stopped for a few days to talk to Muslim opinion makers in Lucknow, one of the few cities along with Hyderabad and Karachi which have significant populations of Shia Muslims. I reached a conclusion that although the ...
Casualties are a regrettable by-product: in September 2015, the world's largest mobile crane toppled on the Grand mosque, killing 107 pilgrims. ... They cleansed the faith of saint-worship, demolishing shrines venerated by Shia and traditional Sunnis ...
Editor's note: Uttar Pradesh is home to India's sixth largest Muslim population according to the 2011 Census, a figure whose magnitude is amplified when viewed in the context of the sheer expanse of the state and its Byzantine linkages of identities ...
Built upon the ruins of a former Assyrian church, the mosque was one of countless Sunni, Shia and Christian places of worship the terror group desecrated in the city.


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