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About 13 results for "twelver shia"

Iraqi MPs launch move to nominate Ayatollah Sistani for Nobel ...

TEHRAN - A group of Iraqi lawmakers have launched a petition to nominate Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, a top Shia Muslim cleric, for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, the Iraqi daily Azzaman reported. MP Hassan al-Yasseri said on Saturday that the ... Tehran Times, 1 month ago

Yemen is more nuanced than Sunni & Shia

Religion, just like most things in Yemen, is often confusing to the outside observer. Those with a passing interest in the Middle East will generally know of the main schism in Islam, that between Shias and Sunnis. The conflicts we see in the ...
 Yemen Times1 month ago

Obama's frosty Riyadh visit

Barack Obama's historic visit to Saudi Arabia was designed to mend fences. But US-Saudi relations are unlikely to return to how they were, writes Gamal Nkrumah US President Barack Obama arrived in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh Friday for a ...
 Al Ahram1 week ago

Shiaphobia

When Muhammad bin Qasim was busy becoming the first Pakistani 1,200 years before the country actually came into being, the Umayyads were busy sidelining the Shia in the hub of Islam. Abbassids, Ottomans and Mughals dutifully followed their lead as ...
 The Friday Times2 weeks ago

Hezbollah's Last-Ditch Battle

The is a recognized source of informed policy research and analysis on the challenges of political and socioeconomic development, peace, and security in the greater Middle East. Carnegie Europe aims to foster new thinking on the daunting ...
 Carnegie Endowment2 weeks ago

Prophet Mohammad (PBUH): Surely, God Will Be angered by Fatimah's Displeasure and Will Be Pleased by Her Pleasure

Our Lady, Fátima, (born c. 605 or 615 died 633) was the daughter of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and Khadijah, wife of Imam Ali (AS) and mother of Imam Hassan (AS) and Imam Hossein (AS), and one of the five members of Ahl al-Bayt. She became the ...
 Fars News Agency2 weeks ago
Carnegie Endowment

Iran and Syria: No Moderation in Sight

While enthusiasm about the November 2013 breakthrough in the nuclear negotiations between Iran and Western states appears to have worn off, it is worth remembering that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's apparent moderation has never extended to his ...
 Carnegie Endowment4 weeks ago

Libyan Islamists tried to ship mustard gas to Syrian rebels

Chemical weapons Published 4 March 2014 Libyan officials report that they have recently apprehended several members of a Libyan Muslim extremist militia planning to ship chemical weapons to anti-Assad rebels in Syria. Colonel Mansour al-Mazini of ...
 Homeland Security News Wire1 month ago

Welcome to the Embassy of Satan! As Iran's Revolution Turns 35, Former U.S. Embassy In Tehran Remains Popular Rallying Point -- And Tourist Site

The guide is a tall, neatly dressed man of 29 with a trimmed beard, who asks not to be quoted by name. He confidently leads the group through corridors linked by armored doors with combination locks similar to those at bank vaults, separating one ...
 International Business Times1 month ago

Partition or federation?

Powerful forces are at work hoping to frustrate efforts to find a political settlement to the crises in Yemen, writes Mohamed Al-Said Idris Yemen, like many of the other countries of the Arab Spring, appears to be fated to a period of extended ...
 Al Ahram1 month ago
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