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Syria releases 61 female prisoners as part of hostage swap with Lebanon

Oct 24, 2013

Syria releases 61 female prisoners as part of hostage swap with Lebanon

Syrian authorities have released a total of 61 women detainees, an activist group said Thursday, the latest in a three-way prisoner exchange that was one of the more ambitious negotiated deals in the country's civil war #Syria #Palestinian Authority #Syrian Observatory for Human Rights #Lebanon #Syrian rebels #Syrian civil war #Syrian War #Lebanese Shiite Muslims #women prisoners #prisoner exchange
10 killed, 30 injured in Iraq car bombing

Feb 28, 2013

10 killed, 30 injured in Iraq car bombing

Iraqi officials say a car bomb outside a restaurant in a primarily Shiite Muslim neighbourhood in Baghdad has killed 10 and wounded 30. #NewsTracker #Iraq #Baghdad: #Shiite Muslim
Shiites stage mass protest over 84 killed in Pakistan

Feb 18, 2013

Shiites stage mass protest over 84 killed in Pakistan

The country's Shiites have also increasingly become a target of radical Sunni militant groups allied with the Taliban who don't believe the Shiites are real Muslims. #Pakistan #NewsTracker #Shiite Muslim
Blast in Pakistan's Quetta market leaves 58 dead, over 170 injured

Feb 16, 2013

Blast in Pakistan's Quetta market leaves 58 dead, over 170 injured

The death toll from a bombing at a market in Pakistan's southwest has risen to 25, Pakistani police said on Saturday. Many of the 70 people wounded in the blast were still in critical condition. #Pakistan #Wazir Khan Nasir #Shiite Muslim
String of bomblasts in Iraq kill 22 Shiite Muslim pilgrims

Jan 17, 2013

String of bomblasts in Iraq kill 22 Shiite Muslim pilgrims

The eruption of violence follows nearly two weeks of relative calm, and threatens to enflame rising tensions among Iraq's ethnic and sectarian groups. #NewsTracker #Iraq #Shia-Sunni conflict #Shiit Muslims

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String of bomblasts in Iraq kill 22 Shiite Muslim pilgrims

Aug 22, 2014

Shiite militiamen in Iraq kill scores of Sunni worshipers at mosque

Shiite Muslim militiamen on Friday stormed a Sunni mosque in eastern Iraq and opened fire, killing scores of worshipers, residents and Iraqi officials said, in a sign of growing sectarian violence stemming from the rise of the Islamic State militant ...
String of bomblasts in Iraq kill 22 Shiite Muslim pilgrims

Aug 14, 2014

Iraq premier-designate has his work cut out for him

Early in 2007, with Iraq embroiled in sectarian violence, American diplomats in Baghdad tried to persuade a key Shiite Muslim lawmaker to support the easing of a ban on the Sunni Arab-dominated Baath Party... #Iraq #Baghdad #Baath Party
String of bomblasts in Iraq kill 22 Shiite Muslim pilgrims

Jul 25, 2014

Gunmen kill 14 Shiite Muslims in rare sectarian attack in Afghanistan

Gunmen stopped a convoy of three minivans traveling through central Afghanistan and executed 14 Shiite Muslims in a rare attack on the country’s religious minority, a local official said Wednesday... #Iraq #Baghdad #Baath Party