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'It was just about money', say Afghan Shia recruits lured by Iran to fight Syrian civil war
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'It was just about money', say Afghan Shia recruits lured by Iran to fight Syrian civil war

Fleeing grinding poverty and unemployment, thousands of Afghan Shiites have been recruited by Iran to defend Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

Travels of a political pilgrim: Mubarakpur sits at the junction of Islamic doctrinal sects divided by Taqleed
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Travels of a political pilgrim: Mubarakpur sits at the junction of Islamic doctrinal sects divided by Taqleed

Mubarakpur, less than an hour from Azamgarh town by an autorickshaw, is a small town with not even a government-run degree college or a railway station

Blasts reported in various parts of Saudi Arabia, at least two people killed
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Blasts reported in various parts of Saudi Arabia, at least two people killed

A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia, while another blast occurred outside one of Islam's holiest sites, the Prophet's Mosque in Medina, a Saudi-owned television channel reported.

Iraq's Shia militiamen stir unease in Sunni-majority Falluja
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Iraq's Shia militiamen stir unease in Sunni-majority Falluja

A highway overpass in central Falluja in Iraq, from which Islamic State militants hanged a captured Iraqi soldier last year, bears the marks of the city's latest victors

Saudi-led interventions differ from the ones by Russia in Syria: But where is the endgame in Yemen?
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Saudi-led interventions differ from the ones by Russia in Syria: But where is the endgame in Yemen?

Saudi Arabia's intervention in Yemen — although extremely unpopular internationally — has three basic elements that makes it different from the Russian intervention in Syria.

As Riyadh raises the stakes, are Saudis betting their barrels on a Shia-Sunni divide?
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As Riyadh raises the stakes, are Saudis betting their barrels on a Shia-Sunni divide?

The purpose of current aggravation by Riyadh is two-fold: To throw a smokescreen on its precarious internal situation, and to give the Israel lobby in the US one more card to play against the rise of Iran

Truck bomb blast in Baghdad: 67 killed, more than 150 injured
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Truck bomb blast in Baghdad: 67 killed, more than 150 injured

A massive truck bomb ripped through a popular Baghdad food market in a predominantly Shiite neighbourhood early on Thursday morning, killing at least 67 people.

Iran claims to have found Israeli surveillance drone near nuke site
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Iran claims to have found Israeli surveillance drone near nuke site

The incident comes as Iran negotiates with world powers over its controversial nuclear program and Iranian hard-liners press moderate President Hassan Rouhani to demand more concessions before limiting the country's atomic capabilities.

Iraq violence: Serial bombings kill 69 on Eid
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Iraq violence: Serial bombings kill 69 on Eid

A wave of car bombings targeting those celebrating the end of Ramadan across Iraq killed 69 people on Saturday, a bloody reminder of the inability of Iraqi authorities to stop violence threatening to spiral out of control.

More than 700 people died due to religious violence in Pak since 2012
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More than 700 people died due to religious violence in Pak since 2012

At least 717 people were killed and 1108 injured in 203 targeted violence against religious communities in Pakistan since January last year, a report released by a Congress established independent commission has said.

Sunni mosques bombed in Iraq, 23 killed
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Sunni mosques bombed in Iraq, 23 killed

Two bomb attacks near Sunni mosques in the Iraqi capital killed at least 23 people who had gathered to pray after breaking their daily fast for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on Saturday, police and medics said.

Suicide bomber targets Iraq grocery market, kills 13
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Suicide bomber targets Iraq grocery market, kills 13

At least 13 people were killed when two car bombs and a suicide attacker targeted a grocery market in a mainly Shi'ite Muslim town north of Baghdad, police and local officials said on Monday.

String of bomblasts in Iraq kill 22 Shiite Muslim pilgrims
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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.

Iraqi Shiite cleric endorses Sunni protesters
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Iraqi Shiite cleric endorses Sunni protesters

The hardline cleric said on Tuesday in the Shiite holy city of Najaf that the demonstrators have the right to demonstrate as long as they are peaceful.

Taliban attack on Shia procession in Pak kills 5, over 90 injured
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Taliban attack on Shia procession in Pak kills 5, over 90 injured

A bombing claimed by the Taliban killed at least five people and wounded some 90 others at a Shia religious procession in northwestern Pakistan