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A further Sunni demand was that - apart from members of the official security forces, army and police - armed individuals should not be present at polling stations. With this, Sunnis are drawing attention to the fact that especially in places recaptured from IS, armed members of the "Popular ... Iran

Iran's government is a Shia Muslim theocracy; Saudi Arabia's government is a monarchy closely aligned with the country's Sunni Muslim religious establishment. The two countries represent two ideological and political poles and have spent decades fighting each other for dominance in the Middle East ... Arab Syria
After the revolution, Iran assumed a theocratic system of government that was poorly received by both conservative Sunni monarchies (i.e., Saudi Arabia) and the United States due to their new government's anti-American rhetoric and Shia Islamic government. Given that the U.S. and Saudi Arabia ...
NEW DELHI: The Uttar Pradesh Sunni Wakf Board on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it won't stake claim to the ownership of the Taj Mahal. Asking senior counsel A.D.N. Rao appearing for the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) to take instructions, a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice ...
It is between Sunni and Shia versions of Islam, and to some extent, it is also within them. Outsiders, particularly from the secular West, find it easier to impose familiar non-religious meta-narratives, such as that it is about Russian or Iranian expansionism, or both, or the brutal suppression of a ...
Tribune News Service. Shimla, April 9. At least 15 houses were damaged in Sunday night's cloudburst at Jajehar village, 25 km from Sunni on Basantpur-Kingal road. Mud and debris entered the houses. Nine goat and three cows were washed in the heavy flow of water. No casualty was reported, ...
Pop superstar Cher has called on Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman to release Prince Turki, a leading Saudi diplomat. Tags: Cher, Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia, Prince Turki. Pop idol Cher has called on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to release a jailed prince who is ...
KUALA LUMPUR: Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin was today grilled on Shia and Sunni Islam, as he took the witness stand at the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia's (Suhakam) inquiry into the disappearance of an activist accused of practising Shia Islam. Lawyer Siti Kasim, appearing for the ...
In a draft report put together in late January, the Department of Homeland Security called for the continuous vetting of Sunni Muslim immigrants to the United States. That report, obtained by FP contributor George Joseph, looks at 27 terrorist attacks in the United States since 9/11, and states that there would ...
Rouhani's visit to the Sunni mosque is significant. Analysts say it is aimed at conveying the message of Shia-Sunni unity. Earlier, the Iranian delegation visited the historic Qutub Shahi tombs here. They went around the complex, housing mausoleums of rulers of the Qutub Shahi Dynasty (1518-1687) who ...
15, some Sunni personalities publicly called on Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi to order the PMU out of Sunni governorates to ensure an uncompromised voting process. The PMU factions continue to maintain a significant presence in some areas of Diyala, Ninevah, Salahuddin and Anbar after helping ...
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has lauded the strong unity among Iran's Shia and Sunni Muslims despite all enemy attempts to sow discord among them. Ayatollah Khamenei made the remark during a recent meeting in Tehran with a number of officials in charge of a ...
A revised H-1B visa system would likely to be good news for talented immigrants from most of the world, except if they are Sunni Muslims. On February 5, 2018, Foreign Policy magazine released the contents of a leaked Department of Homeland Security (DHS) memo that declares that it would be "great ...
“On the raging Sunni-Shiite issues and the extremist violence in the Arab world with the emergence of ISIS-ISIL in the battlegrounds of Syria and Iraq and even Libya, we cannot discount the magnitude of the barriers that intense doctrinal separation has raised between the two great schools of Islam, and ...
Apparently, the Trump administration intends to subject legal immigrants from some Muslim majority countries to expanded and continual vetting because this administration believes that Sunni Muslims from abroad represent the primary threat facing the United States. The problem is that their underlying ...

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – Kurdish members in the Iraqi Parliament have vowed to boycott the political process if Sunni and Shia blocs insist on denying Kurdish rights in the 2018 budget law. During Monday's parliamentary session, Kurdish lawmakers expressed their concerns regarding a decrease in the ...
BAGHDAD — Out of the 27 alliances registered with the Independent High Electoral Commission for the upcoming Iraqi general elections set for May, around 10 alliances represent the Sunni community. In fact, most of these alliances used to be part of the Coalition of Iraqi Sunni Forces. The most notable ...
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a draft report on Wednesday which called for long term surveillance of Sunni Muslim Immigrants. Examining the ins and outs of the report, which looked at 25 terrorist cases in the US between 2001 and 2017, was Foreign Policy. The draft report ...
Rabat – Amidst racial profiling and mounting security concerns, being a Sunni Muslim has recently been singled out as the most effective indicator of individuals' disposition towards violence and terrorism. A late January security report by Department of Homeland Security urged American authorities to ...
A leaked Department of Homeland Security document recommends the continuous vetting of male Muslim immigrants from parts of the world deemed a security threat, Foreign Policy reported Monday. The January document calls for “dedicating resources to continuously evaluate" Sunni Muslim immigrants ...
Raipur (Chhattisgarh), February 4 (ANI): Union Minister Giriraj Singh has called upon the Sunni faction of the Muslim community to lend their support for the construction of Ram Temple at the disputed site in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya. Stating that every Hindu is descendant of Ram, he asked that if not in ...
A Department of Homeland Security draft report from late January called on authorities to continuously vet Sunni Muslim immigrants deemed to have “at-risk” demographic profiles. The draft report, a copy of which was obtained by Foreign Policy, looks at 25 terrorist attacks in the United States between ...
While much has been made about the rapprochement between Israel and Egypt—and, more broadly, the Jewish state's burgeoning ties with regional Sunni countries driven by a shared goal to counter Islamist terrorists, in general, and Iran's expansionism and potential nuclearization, in particular—less ...
Union minister Giriraj Singh on Saturday said he hoped that Sunni Muslims, like Shias, would support building a Ram temple in Ayodhya, reported PTI. Speaking at the inauguration of the 25th Rashtriya Kavi Sammelan in Maharashtra's Thane, Singh said, “I'm hopeful Sunni Muslims will also extend their ...
“We are here to give a helping hand to those who are in agony” is the promise of the Palliative Care Week initiative of the Samastha Kerala Sunni Yuvajana Sangham. The Sangham, which launched the initiative here recently, focuses on home care of chronically-ill people and offers medicines and other ...
The Malaysian constitution rules that Islam is the state religion, but makes no distinction between Sunni or Shia. Nonetheless, in 1996, the country's National Fatwa Council ruled that Shia Muslims were “deviants.” The fatwa made it illegal for Shiites to proselytize or spread Shia principles in print or online.
Orange tracer bullets illuminated the inky blue of the night sky as Jassem and his fellow mujahideen played their part in what they saw as a centuries-old battle of good versus evil, Sunni versus Shiite. Hunkered down behind a bank of sand, barely a dune, hundreds of high-caliber rounds ripped through the ...
TEHRAN – Ayatollah Mohsen Araki, secretary general of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought, said on Friday that there's no Shia-Sunni conflict in western Asia. There have been not conflicts between Shias and Sunnis in Iraq and Syria and they coexisted peacefully for centuries, but ...
The name is not new and is reminiscent of Nouri al-Maliki's support for the Sahwa, the so-called “Sunni Awakening” who were armed with the aim of fighting al-Qaeda. The leader of Maliki's Sahwa was killed and the group was sidelined in 2013. Some members joined ISIS and others fled to the Kurdistan ...
Wednesday's parliamentary meetings between Abadi and lawmakers resulted in an initial agreement to approve the budget as soon as possible after some deals were reached on the allocations of both the Sunni provinces affected by three years of war against Daesh and the oil-producing provinces ...
The two warring factions of the Samastha Kerala Jamiyyathul Ulama, led by Syed Jifri Muthukoya Thangal and Kanthapuram AP Aboobaker Musliyar, have appointed a team of four-member mediators to end a three-decade-long fight. Samastha, post merger, would be the most influential Muslim ...
The director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that he briefed Donald Trump earlier today on Turkey's incursion into Syria, highlighting at the same time the importance of “bringing in Sunni partners” to fight terrorist groups in the war-ravaged country. Speaking at the ...
The two predominant Sunni groups in the State led by Syed Jifri Muthukoya Thangal (EK faction) and Kanthapuram A.P.Aboobacker Musliar (AP faction) have begun talks of rapprochement. Although the merger of the two Sunni groups looks extremely remote because of the organisational interests, both ...
The sheikh, who is considered a leading figure in some schools of Sunni Islam, is one of many prominent Muslim and Arab leaders who condemned Trump on Jerusalem. Last month, leaders from the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation recognized East Jerusalem as the "occupied capital" of a ...
At a press conference in Delhi, Shia and Sunni clerics joined hands to fight against the Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board chief Wasim Rizvi for allegedly spreading hatred against the Muslim community and its educational institutions like Madrasas. The clerics lashed out at Rizvi for labelling madrasas as a ...
Shia and Sunni clerics jointly filed an FIR against the Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board chief on Wednesday for allegedly spreading hatred against the Muslim community and its educational institutions. At a press conference here, they lashed out at Wasim Rizvi for stating that madrassas are breeding ...
A major Sunni coalition on Wednesday called for postponing this year's local and parliamentary elections in Iraq. In a statement, the Unity Alliance of Iraq said it had requested the Iraqi parliament to postpone the polls scheduled for May 12. The statement, however, did not cite any reason for seeking to ...
Representatives of the three main Sunni provinces in Iraq have formed an alliance to run in the country's upcoming general elections scheduled for 12 May. The alliance will represent the provinces of Nineveh, Saladin and Anbar and some areas of the capital, Baghdad. The general supervisor of alliances ...
Sunni tribes in northern Iraq yesterday called for parliamentary elections to be postponed until hundreds of thousands of displaced people return to areas liberated from Daesh. “A majority of the residents of Sunni areas are still displaced after Iran, Daesh and their agents destroyed their towns,” the ...
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Holding Iraq's parliament and local elections as scheduled will represent a “military coup, Iraq's largest Sunni alliance said as the government pushes forward with the first election after the defeat of Islamic State militants. Raad al-Dahlaki, a senior member of the Alliance of Iraqi ...
MALAPPURAM: The outcry over the Panakkad scions' decision to attend the Mujahid conference had brought the growing hostility of Sunni groups towards Salafis and the IUML to the fore. However, a slew of incidents and alleged favouritism by the IUML towards Salafi outfits seem to be paving the way for ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — The Iraqi parliament could not convene on Wednesday to discuss 2018 budget due to a boycott by Sunni and Kurdish factions, ... committee were meeting with the parliament's speaker in a bid to resolve the problem and respond to the demands of Kurdish and Sunni party MPs.
Sunni leader Kanthapuram A P Aboobacker Musaliyar presided over the meeting. PTA Rahim MLA, Thamarassery Bishop Remigius Inchananiyil, CPM leader T K Hamza, writer K P Ramanunni, Chairman of Kerala State Minorities Development and Finance Corporation, A P Abdul Wahab and Abdul ...
In this perspective, although a new generation of Sunni businessmen emerged as others left the country following the uprising in 2011, the complex network of relations between the power elite, and fractions of the Sunni bourgeoisie, has remained part of the regime's tools to dominate society and build ...
From the time the villagers first settled, they have always been practising Sunni Islam. However, things began to change in the late 2000s when an increase of Shia Muslim manifested itself in the area, mostly through conversion, following the arrival of a France-based, Iran educated Shia preacher who ...
Nearly all of Afghanistan's 34 million person population is Muslim, with the vast majority, about 85-90 percent identifying with Sunni Islam. Islamic State fighters identify with the Sunnis and consider Shiite Muslims heretics. The militant group has killed more than 100 Shiite Muslims in separate terror attacks ...
Almost immediately came the disbanding of the Sunni-led Iraqi Army; then years of ethnic cleansing of Baghdad's mixed neighborhoods in which Baathists and Sunnis were a key target; then the Sunni militants of Al Qaeda in Iraq – the progenitor of ISIS – led an anti-Shiite suicide bombing campaign and ...
Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks in a meeting with a group of families of martyrs from Iranian eastern Sunni-dominated province of Sistan and Baluchistan. Referring to the fact that the enemies have plotted against the unity of the Iranian nation since the victory of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah ...


 

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