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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 ...
There are small sects, including the Zahiris, as well, while Sufi orders also offer a variety of rituals, cultures, narratives and beliefs, they are accepted as Sunnis in most cases. However, the above-mentioned classification is horizontal. In other words, being a Hanafi or Zahiri does not put you in a standard ...

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 ...
... 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 the unification of EK and AP factions of the Sunnis.
We in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, after the 2003 war that the United States called Operation Iraqi Freedom, opted for a genuine partnership within the new Iraq, believing that it would be federal and democratic; a federal government based on consensus, wealth and power-sharing. With many promises ...
Istanbul, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- As recent news reports suggest that Turkey may be seeking to create a Sunni-ruled area in Syria near its border, analysts warned against such a move on the grounds that it would invite trouble and lead to a confrontation with both Russia and the United States. Should Turkey ...

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 ...
"So the realization now among the Sunnis is that, wait a second, who died to liberate us?" says the analyst. "It wasn't our [Sunni] politicians. It wasn't their sons. It was some kid in Diwaniyeh, who's never seen Mosul, will never see Mosul ever again - it's not like he's going to come up for vacation - who is ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - The leader of the Iraqi Islamic Party, Ayad al-Samarrai, on Sunday said the Kurds and Sunni Arabs in Iraq should form an alliance against the current Shia-led government in Baghdad. Samarrai stated that Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi "has a special policy regarding the ...
Sunnis and Shiites pray together in Azerbaijan, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the associate dean of the U.S.-based Simon Wiesenthal Center, said at an ... The American rabbi said that Sunni and Shiites in Azerbaijan have mutual respect and representatives of all religious confessions live in peace and ...
This is however very different than saying that the regime is against all Sunnis. Such simplification overlooks the Sunni support for the regime, especially in Damascus and Aleppo, and the Sunni presence within regime institutions and loyalist militias. Just as other religious and ethnic communities, Syrian ...
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 ...
Sunni refers to the sunnas, or oral traditions and interpretations of the Quran -- a body of work similar to the Jewish Talmud and the Old Testament. Sunnis believe that the position of caliph should be a position to which one is elected by the religious leaders of the Islamic community, and not dependent on ...
Sunni Islamists belonging to ISIS (Islamic State - IS) have targeted Shia Muslims once more in the capital of Afghanistan. Hence, more blood is flowing based on the sectarian nature of Sunni Islamists and the failure of security forces to stem terrorism. Therefore, it is known that at least 41 people have been ...
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 ...

"So the realization now among the Sunnis is that, wait a second, who died to liberate us?" says the analyst. "It wasn't our [Sunni] politicians. It wasn't their sons. It was some kid in Diwaniyeh, who's never seen Mosul, will never see Mosul ever again - it's not like he's going to come up for vacation - who is ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - The leader of the Iraqi Islamic Party, Ayad al-Samarrai, on Sunday said the Kurds and Sunni Arabs in Iraq should form an alliance against the current Shia-led government in Baghdad. Samarrai stated that Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi "has a special policy regarding the ...
As a resource-poor Arab country, Jordan has long relied on wealthy Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states for economic assistance. For decades Amman has conducted a foreign policy within the geopolitical orbits of its close Sunni Arab allies--chiefly Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and ...
As a resource-poor Arab country, Jordan has long relied on wealthy Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states for economic assistance. For decades Amman has conducted a foreign policy within the geopolitical orbits of its close Sunni Arab allies--chiefly Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and ...
The two incidents also point to the fact that decades of Saudi backing and Pakistani indulgence has embedded Sunni Muslim ultra-conservatism in key branches of the state and among significant segments of society, including ones long considered to be less conservative. They raise the question whether ...
The perpetrators had ties to Sunni jihadist groups. Bilal Hussein/AP. Although Ghaddar, Rabil, and other experts agree there is no single, organized entity on the ground in Lebanon that could credibly challenge Hezbollah's might, Rabil says that decades of political marginalization have radicalized Sunnis, many of whom ...
There always has been conflict between Sunnis and Shiites, but there also have been lengthy periods of peaceful co-existence. Before the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, 20 out of 50 between Sunnis and Shiites. Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has been described by a BBC commentator as a "Sunni ...
At least four persons were killed and nine others injured on Thursday when violent clashes erupted between two factions of Sunni Muslims in Pakistan's Sindh province, police said. The Deobandi and Barelvi groups clashed in Jani Burira village of Khairpur district when they took out rallies, local ...
The Islamic State targets Sufis because it believes that only a fundamentalist form of Sunni Islam is valid. Some fundamentalists see the reverence for saints, which is common in Shiite Islam, as a form of idolatry, because in their view it shows devotion to something other than the worship of a singular God.
Ahmed, a 46-year-old Egyptian doctor living in Oman, says he chooses to worship at Sayyida Mazoon even though he is Sunni. "I feel very close to this mosque. The Omani brothers never make you feel like a stranger," he told AFP. "Here we are all Muslims. We worship one God and don't differentiate.
New Delhi: Even as spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has intensified his efforts to resolve the Ram Mandir-Babri masjid dispute peacefully, ...
However, Zafaryab Jilani, counsel for UP Sunni Central Waqf Board, one of the parties in the title suit pending before the apex court, said the ...
Iraqi Parliamentary Speaker flies to US to discuss future of Sunnis in post-IS Iraq ... During his meeting with senior US officials, Nujaifi discussed the Sunni ...
The Sunni alliance has been formed in the backdrop of two religious outfits - Taheek Labaik Ya Rasul Allah and Jamat- ud-Dawah's Milli ...
He said Abadi, who faces a strong Shiite opposition, has to form a "deeper partnership" with Kurds and Sunnis as the three do not yet share ...
That's how friendly the encounter was between the pope and the Gran Imam of Al-Azhar University, the most important Sunni Islam center that ...
In this July 13, 2014, file photo, Iraqi former Parliament speaker and the chairman of the Sunni Arab coalition Osama al-Nujaifi, speaks to the ...
My fascination with the Middle East had drawn me to The New Sectarianism. the book in which Geneive Abdo covers in spectacular depth the ...
Now that those militants are being driven from the Sunni heartland, how the government responds to Sunnis trying to rebuild their lives is likely ...
Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government is mulling forming a "UP Muslim Waqf board" by merging the separate Sunni and Shia Waqf boards ...
The lack of Arab Sunni political power in the Middle East continues to ... when there was a real concern that Arab Sunnis were not really in charge of their own ...
Many internally displaced Sunni Arabs we interviewed told us that they ... enabled the majority Shia to suppress the Arab Sunnis' religion and ...
Sunni's family is looking to raise £60,000 for an operation which would help ease some of the effects of his cerebral palsy. Picture: April ...
Baghdad -- Sunni forces in Iraq are working on advancing their project to establish an autonomous Sunni region. Sunnis see the Kurdish ...
It suffered extreme sectarian violence following the American-led occupation of Iraq, pitting Sunni and Shia Turkmen against each other.
Iraq's Sunni Arab population feels increasingly marginalized, starting with the end of Saddam Hussein's regime. The Sunnis boycotted the ...
Sunni leaders in Iraq plan to meet with Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi to suggest establishing their own region as they follow in the footsteps of ...
Ashura an occasion of Sunni Shia unity at Nisar Haveli ... is symbol of Sunni Shia unity as people of the area be they Shias or Sunnis equally ...
"For instance, the judiciary could have hired five Sunni judges," he added. "Or the government could have appointed a few Sunnis to head ...
Saying Kurds protected Sunni Arabs in Iraq, the tribal leaders ... Iraq's problems and provide equal rights to Kurds, Arabs, Sunnis, Shiites, ...
The naming of a school in Iraq's Sunni-majority Ninevah Province after Iranian Shiite Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini has many Sunnis up in arms ...
An Iraqi tribal elder on Saturday accused an Iran-affiliated militia of expelling civilians from a Sunni-majority village in western Iraq. Speaking to ...
Iran's Sunnis encompass a range of ethnic minorities, from Arabs to Kurds to Turkmens. In August, I visited Sunni Kurdish cities in northwest ...


 

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