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The kingdom's recent, far more sophisticated approach to Iraq is testimony to the fact that its multi-billion dollar, decades-long support for Sunni Muslim ultra-conservatism that at times involved funding of both violent and non-violent militants had failed in Iraq. It constitutes recognition that Saudi Arabia's ...
“We are working to implement Article 140 of the Iraqi constitution,” which addresses the disputed areas, said Harem Kamal Agha, head of the PUK's list in Erbil, explaining the party's agenda. “This can be done by re-forging ties with Shiite and Sunni parties.” The event in Erbil, attended by top party brass ...

Once a majority at 65 percent of the populations, Sunnis are now a plurality within the country, accounting for perhaps 30-40 percent of the population. ... Kurds have been accused of taking over non-Kurdish areas and removing or barring the return of non-Kurdish residents, again mostly Sunni Arabs.
How is the Shia-Sunni Conflict linked to the Islamic Radicalisation in India? Religious extremism is the foundation of global terrorism and with India becoming the crux for extremism between Iran's Shia community and the spread of Wahhabism by Saudi Arabia, this may see a new wave of Islamic ...
In his address, the Sunni leader said Markaz had spread its activities to 22 states decades before to improve the living conditions of poor people. Now, Markaz has extended its activities by adopting 100 villages as part of as part of the mission's focus on educational and humanitarian activities, he said.
But the Sunni component of the camps complains that they may not be able to vote in the elections? I was in contact with the Commission to open the centers and overcome all the difficulties that are preventing everyone from being able to vote. 3 Speaker of the Iraqi parliament Dr. Salim al-Jabouri - Egypt ...

Sunni rejectionists, often used as a shorthand for any person opposed to the Shia dominance in Baghdad, have been crushed. Sunnis, according to the argument, lost the bet they had placed on the rise of ISIL in the summer of 2014 to reclaim a larger place for themselves in Iraqi politics. The result is an ...
Revanchism by the Sunni Arab minority, who are about 15-20% of the population but have dominated Iraq since Ottoman times, was a cocktail of Saddam Hussein's brutal Baathist nationalism and even more brutal jihadism. It spawned al-Qaeda in Iraq and IS. But today it seems weaker than ever. “Sunnis ...
Today, a huge majority of Muslims around the world belong to the Sunni sect. Although Sunnis are divided into different internal sects, such as Hanafi, Hanbali, Maliki and Shafi'i, they are considered legitimate in Islamic law as their differences occur in their religious practice, not beliefs. In modern times, a ...
Tusi said, "The Sunni Central Waqf board is not the owner of the disputed property, it is only a caretaker, the land of disputed site belongs to Mughal empire and I am the descendant of Mughal empire. To establish peace, it is necessary that Ram Mandir should be built. People in politics talk of Babri Masjid, ...
Sunni Vote in Limbo as Shi'ite Parties to Sweep Parliamentary Seats in Southern Lebanese District ... Currently, seven Sunnis have already submitted their candidacies in the third southern constituency to compete for one seat, previously won three times by current AMAL Development and Liberation ...
The southern part of Sistan and Balouchestan, bordering Pakistan, has been the scene of frequent clashes between Sunni Baluch militants and the Islamic Republic's forces. The Islamic Republic's security forces also frequently clash with drug traffickers in the area, which is located on a major smuggling ...
The Sunnis have a mosque in Vladikavkaz, called either the 'Sobornaya' or Sunni mosque. It doesn't have enough space to accommodate all the worshipers, however, and during Friday prayers hundreds are left on the streets. Local Sunnis see a solution to the problem in obtaining the right to use the Shi'a ...
Exchange of Accusations over Attempted Murder of Sunni MP in Baghdad ... The Iraqi Decision Alliance, headed by Vice President Osama al-Nujaifi, and the Baghdad Operations Command have exchanged accusations over the attempted murder of Sunni lawmaker Kamil al-Ghariri by assailants in ...
Like everywhere else in the world, Sunni and Shia Muslims in Tbilisi worshipped separately, at the Jumah Mosque and the Blue Mosque, respectively. ... Until 1996, a black curtain was used to divide the mosque between Sunnis and Shiites during worship, but today, the two sects worship side by side.
Overshadowed by the ongoing soap opera otherwise known as the police investigations of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, two interesting defense related visits took place on Wednesday, one in Athens and the other in Tel Aviv. IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot was hosted for the first time by ...
1 in Baghdad in the presence of the head of the Sunni Endowment in Iraq, Abdul Latif al-Humim. Kubaisi criticized the absence of a top Sunni leader and proposed the appointment of Humim as Sunni marja. "Sunnis have now an opportunity to be led by a commander. We have finally found a man in whom ...

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 ...
... stressing that both Sunnis and Shias have always stood united to defend their own country against the enemies at the most difficult times. Addressing a meeting with a group of families of martyrs from the Sunni-dominated province of Sistan and Baluchistan, Imam Khamenei praised the Sunni Muslims of ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 Mobilisation ...
TEHRAN, Mar. 13 (MNA) – First congregation of Sadat (the descendents of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)), was held in the Iranian capital city of Tehran to convene Sadat in a meeting. Mohseneh E'jaz a 23-year-old Sadat from Austria, in an interview with Taqrib News Agency (TNA), stressed the ...
Mumbai: Irked by a social media user who asked him if Shia and Sunni were different religions, veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar on Thursday said all kinds of ... He made the comment as part of a chain of tweets after the social media user asked Akhtar: “Is Shia and Sunni different religions Javed Akhtar?
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – The Iraqi Parliament has begun to pass parts of the 2018 national budget bill despite Kurdish opposition and boycott. The Iraqi parliament on Thursday started voting on the national budget for 2018, with 180 Member of Parliaments in attendance, approving 12 ...
This is the potential Netanyahu sees, his regional vision: On one side the Greek alliance and on the other the strengthening of ties with the neighboring Sunni nations, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates. In both cases Netanyahu is counting on the world's declining interest ...
The New Statesman, a British weekly political magazine, has been accused of “fanning the flames of sectarianism” in the Middle East after its most recent cover, illustrated by a cartoon of two armed Muslim men confronting each other, carried the headline “Sunni vs Shia” for the fourth time since 2014.
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 have ...


 

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