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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 ...
Sunni Arab countries are pursuing nuclear energy in response to Iran's nuclear programme, an Israeli report said. Entitled “The Sunni Arab cuntries going nuclear”, the report was released by the Institute for Policy and Strategy (IPS) at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya. It states that the UAE will be the first ...
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 ... and Golestan as the embodiment of Muslim unity and a role model of cooperation and brotherly coexistence for all Shias and Sunnis worldwide.
BAGHDAD — Sunnis — regular citizens as well as parliamentarians and politicians — have been demanding the withdrawal of Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) from their areas, a request that has intensified in light of parliamentary elections scheduled for May 12. On Jan. 15, some Sunni personalities ...
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 ...
Ani told Al-Monitor that the “conferences held by Sunni parties over the past period aimed at a unified Sunni project, yet this project could not be completed because of the current divisions between the Sunnis in power and those of the opposition.” He said, “The main reason for these numerous Sunni ...
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 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 ...
One of the differences between Sunni and Shia Muslims is who they believe was the rightful successor to Muhammad, the founder of Islam, as the leader of the religion. Sunnis believe that Muhammad's father-in-law, Abu Bakr, was the rightful successor; Shias believe that Ali ibn Abi Talib, Muhammad's ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Malaysia's Muslims, who dominate politics, are overwhelmingly Sunni. ... Sectarianism between Sunnis and Shiites, the two largest Muslim denominations, dates to the 7th century. Despite ... The Malaysian constitution rules that Islam is the state religion, but makes no distinction between Sunni or Shia.
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 ... This creation of this group will also send a message to regional Sunni countries like Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states that Sunnis have returned to ...
Sunnis have been demanding an increase in allocations to reconstruct the liberated areas and bring displaced people back to their homes, while some Shiites are demanding the delivery of petrodollars to oil-producing provinces. The Kurds are dissatisfied with the reduction of the budget share for ...
Over the last three decades, Sunnis have effectively lost three traditionally Sunni capitals to their arch enemy Iran: Beirut, Baghdad, and Damascus. Throw in Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and that makes four. (Granted, Jerusalem wasn't lost to Iran, but still it's another painful reminder ...
Some Sunni and Kurdish blocs boycotted the session over their disagreements concerning the mechanism of voting on the matters at hand, Rudaw's Mustafa ... “Kurds together with the Sunnis…are for the elections to be postponed,” Ardalan Nuraldin, an MP from the KDP told Rudaw, adding the Change ...
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 ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Sunnis in the Iraqi parliament want elections postponed in order to first allow areas ravaged by the war with ISIS to recover. Citing public interest, social ... Swathes of Iraq, mainly Sunni, have witnessed largescale destruction in the war against the extremist group. Insecurity still ...
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 ...


 

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