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Those who didn't attend the meeting - dubbed "Maliki Sunnis" - likely did so under the influence of former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who was trying to convince Sunni officials not to attend. Those who stayed behind included Abdullah Al ...
There is lack of clarity about the structure and remit of this incipient "Muslim NATO", which appears more of a "Sunni Nato". In Pakistan this is understood to have become a controversial matter even though a contingent of its army has been stationed ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Amid reports of rising civilian casualties in the battle to oust ISIS from west Mosul, a key Sunni leader from the province claimed Sunnis are being deliberately targeted. On March 17, more than 100 civilians were killed in an ...
It was the arbitrary behaviour of the Iraqi security forces that alienated elements of Arab Sunni society before ISIL's 2014 expansion, and the implementation of security sector reform (SSR) will be ever more salient after the liberation of Mosul ...
ISIS rarely takes on Iran in Farsi, but the terror group has released a Propaganda film aimed at Tehran out of its Diyala Province arm.
The Islamic State inspired module that was busted recently tried to create a rift between the Sunnis and Shias.
Mosul is a Sunni city. The Shia-led government in Baghdad has a long history of ignoring or threatening Sunnis. Some of them here say they were relieved when in 2014 the government army was driven out by a Sunni coalition including tribes as well as IS.
There was no Sunni alternative. So Plan B, under major pressure by Shiites and Kurds, was to give voice to the majority. The problem is political parties ended up being religious and ethnic parties.
"Alevis, Sunnis, Turks, Kurds and everybody are brothers in this country. This country is sufficient for everyone. All of our citizens are first-class ones.
In theory, Shiite Iran and Sunni Turkey (both Ottoman and modern) have been at peace for nearly 400 years, with their shared border unchanged since the signing of the Treaty of Zuhab in 1639.
The defeat of ISIS in Mosul could spark "genocide" in Iraq as sectarian groups clash, a Shia leader has warned. Muqtada al-Sadr, a powerful cleric, political figurehead and warlord, believes divisions between Sunni and Shia Muslims will worsen when ...
Reports say one known Takfiri Islamist killed three people prior to being shot dead by armed police in London. Of course, given the ongoing situation, then another conflicting report stressed possibly more than one individual was involved.
At issue is how to ensure that Sunni communities and territory liberated from IS do not become fertile ground once again for Sunni extremists, as they did in 2012-2014, after the withdrawal of US forces from Iraq and after increasingly sectarian ...
Early yesterday, like so many other mornings, Justin was supposed to be getting ready for his school. Instead, his home would echo with the sound of the gunshot that tore his mother from his life.
In other contested parts of Iraq, hardline Shiite militias are ethnically cleansing Sunnis from towns and villages to create a Sunni-free corridor from Iran across Iraq to the Syrian border. These militias receive extensive Iranian support and Iraqi ...
Tuz Khurmatu, Kurdistan Region - The Sunni backed militia group known as the Hashd al-Watani has recruited around 250 Kurdish members in the volatile Tuz Khurmatu city where tensions between Kurds and Arab Shiites and Sunni communities led to ...
The Bombay high court on Tuesday pulled up the Brihanmumbai Municipal corporation (BMC) for failing to earmark adequate land as burial ground for Sunni Muslims in H/West ward. The division bench of Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice Girish ...
When I lived and worked in Pakistan, the Sunni and the Shia Muslims got along pretty well, but sadly there has been conflict in recent years.
For some Iraqi civilians, the terror doesn't end once ISIS leaves town, as an excerpt from FRONTLINE's "Iraq Uncovered" explores.
In other contested parts of Iraq, hardline Shiite militias are ethnically cleansing Sunnis from towns and villages to create a Sunni-free corridor from Iran across Iraq to the Syrian border. (That will enable Tehran to send men and heavy weapons by a ...
And in all that time, Obama avoided taking sides between Shias and Sunnis in what most Arabs now see as a Shia-Sunni war. Obama even managed to maintain America's traditional alliances with Saudi Arabia and Turkey despite the fact that those two ...
The transformation from those days to Sadr's current desire for reconciliation with Sunnis is remarkable. But the seeds were planted earlier.
London - The Sunni-Shiite civil wars in Iraq and Syria are both nearing their end, and in both cases the Shiites have won - thanks largely to American military ...
The Bharatiya Janata Party, which did not field any Muslim for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, has inducted Mohsin Raza in its cabinet.
On this day in 2003, President George W. Bush announced the launch of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The U.S.-led invasion was, according to Bush, aimed at ...
Sunni militia member Sgt. Major Yasser Ahmed, who has been digging at the mass grave to help identify those killed by Islamic State, said locals have grown frustrated with the central government for not sending experts to handle the exhumations.
Faizabad/Ayodhya: Sunni Central Board of Waqfs, the main claimant of the Babri masjid tittle suit, is a part of Uttar Pradesh government that is going to be ...
With U.S. training and air support, the Syrian Kurds drove ISIL steadily back, and are now closing in on Raqqa, its capital in Syria.
The Sunni-Shiite civil wars in Iraq and Syria are both nearing their end, and in both cases the Shiites have won - thanks largely to American military help in ...
In other contested parts of Iraq, hard-line Shiite militias are ethnically cleansing Sunnis from towns and villages to create a Sunni-free corridor from Iran across Iraq to the Syrian border. (That will enable Tehran to send men and heavy weapons by a ...
Driving back so-called Islamic State. As Iraqi forces push further into Mosul we travel through the city to find out what's next for the region's Sunni community; the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is to host ministers and senior officials from 68 ...
They choose to have images of their religious idols tattooed onto their skin, images that serve both as an expression of their faith and as a provocation to radical Sunnis who regard tattoos as sinful. "Shias have no problem with tattoos," says El Harb ...
Just north of Baghdad, a sunni militia leader was killed along with two members of his family and two guards on Friday when gunmen, including suicide attackers, broke into his house, police and army sources said.
A mid-March snow storm did not prevent a scheduled dinner meeting of the Victor-Farmington Rotary club when members and guests gathered for a program ...
In my country, although religion matters a lot, and Sunnis and Shias sometimes clash with each other because of beliefs, I never experienced any such conflicts.
A commander of Iraq's Hashd al-Ashaeri -- a Sunni pro-government militia force -- was killed Friday by unidentified gunmen in northern Baghdad, according to an Iraqi military source.
Key Points Current progress by Iraqi forces in Mosul, capital of Ninewa province, indicates that it is likely to be recaptured within three months; however, there is ...
In Iraq, Syria, and Yemen the Sunni-Shia conflict has become bloody, destroying nations and sowing further seeds of hatred that could last for centuries more.
A senior official at the United Nations human rights office in Geneva welcomed the invitation and said any visit would have to address issues including reports of torture and a crackdown on activists and political parties in the Sunni-ruled state.
So just by defeating one outfit the Sunni insurgency can't be put to an end. The grassroots problems which fan these kinds of insurgency have to be addressed if we want long term solutions.
In Lebanon, the Administration has cooperated with Saudi Arabia's government, which is Sunni, in clandestine operations that are intended to weaken Hezbollah, the Shiite organization that is backed by Iran.
Influential Sunni businessman and political figure Khamis Khanjar has issued a statement warning that the escalation of the Iraqi military's invasion of ISIS-held western Mosul is causing a surge in civilian deaths, threatening to undermine trust in ...
Nothing could demonstrate the double standards of the Western political class and their media echo chambers better than the bombardment of the densely populated area of western Mosul, which they have virtually ignored, former MP George Galloway, told ...
According to this argument, featured prominently in a wide range of media outlets, the government is trying to reduce the proportion of Sunnis who may pose a threat to its rule, and repopulate majority-Sunni areas with foreign and/or native Shiites ...
sunni militia member Sgt. Major Yasser Ahmed, left, fellow militia members Captain Omar Hasan, center, and Salam Khalaf survey remains at a mass grave created by Islamic State outside his village south of Mosul on March 9. (Molly Hennessy-Fiske/Los ...
Khanjar is one of the main politicians in Iraq's once dominant Sunni community and has spent millions of his vast fortune on a network of charities that helps supports thousands of displaced Sunnis whose areas have been battlefields. He also financed ...
Amman (Reuters) - A prominent Iraqi Sunni politician on Monday warned Washington the acceleration in a military campaign in western Mosul to drive out Islamic State jihadists was causing a sudden surge in civilian casualties that threatened to ...
As a counterweight to the Sunni jihad, Russia and China have encouraged the militarization of the Shi'ite belt that stretches from Lebanon through Syria and Iran to Afghanistan.
Iraqi Sunnis are disillusioned by the concentration of power by the Shia elite. Sunnis fear they risk becoming a dispossessed underclass in lands they once ruled before the Shia took over in 2004.
So just by defeating one group the Sunni insurgency can't be put to an end. The grass root problems which fan this kind of insurgency has to be addressed if we want long term solutions.


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