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Two-thirds of world's Shias live in Iran, Pakistan, India and ...

What are the main branches of Islam? There are two main branches of Islam -Sunni and Shia. Estimates put Sunnis at about 85 to 90% of the Muslim population with Shias constituting the majority of the remaining 10-15%. Both the sects have coexisted ... Economic Times, 1 week ago
New Eastern Outlook

Viewpoint: How far is Saudi-Iranian rivalry fuelling Yemen war?

Sunni power Saudi Arabia has - deliberately or otherwise - projected the fighting in Yemen as a proxy war with regional Shia rival Iran, though this is a dangerous mischaracterisation of the conflict. The Saudis see growing Iranian influence ...
 BBC2 weeks ago Yemen: The New Shia-Sunni Frontline Which Never Was  New Eastern Outlook1 month ago Iran Viewpoint: Saudi Arabia Not Immune To Aftermath Of Yemen War OpEd  Eurasia Review1 month ago Saudi Aggression in Yemen Pulls Kingdom Toward Protracted Quagmire  New Eastern Outlook1 week ago

Beyond the Sunni-Shia narrative in Yemen

Diana Alghoul Over the past few weeks, much of the coverage on the Yemeni conflict has reduced it to a simple case of sectarianism. Sunni and Shia are words plastered over most coverage on Yemen, which gives an inaccurate picture of the complex ...
 Middle East Monitor2 weeks ago Reducing Yemen's Houthis to 'Iranian proxies' is a mistake  Yahoo! News1 month ago
Defense One

Who Are the Houthis?

The seizure of power in Yemen by an armed Shia Muslim movement known as the Houthis has thrown the country into disarray and provoked concerns about further Middle East instability. The Houthis are victims of their own success, says April Longley ...
 Defense One1 month ago Saudi Bombing In Yemen Has Led To New Gains For Al-Qaida  Northeast Indiana Public Radio1 month ago Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula at a crossroads in Yemen  Brookings Institution1 month ago Another proxy war?  HardNews Magazine1 month ago
International Business Times India

Turkey: Cleric Curses Men who Masturbate, Says their Hands will Become 'Pregnant'

Mucahid Cihad Han has passed a controversial fatwa on masturbation. Twitter A Turkish Muslim cleric has raked up controversy after, in a televised show, he said that the men who masturbatewill be cursed and their dominant hand will swell up like a ...
 International Business Times India1 day ago
The Express Tribune

Is Pakistan capable of protecting its minorities?

Pakistani civil society activists carry placards as they shout slogans during a protest against the killing of the Shiite Ismaili minority. PHOTO: AFP The recent attack on the Ismaili Muslims in Karachi brought a lot of things into perspective.
 The Express Tribune3 days ago

[And 5 important observations] Full text: Obama Atlantic interview

[Dr. Aaron Lerner - IMRA: 5 important observations: #1. "Prime Minister Netanyahu said a Palestinian state would not happen under his watch" This is the SAME thing Mr. Obama HIMSELF said last week (Al Arabiya 15 May 2015): "And what I ...
 Independent Media Review Analysis5 days ago
Eurasia Review

Introduction to Middle East Sectarian Wars

By Hasan Afif El-Hasan The actual religious requirements of Islam are quite simple, but no religion can lead society down a common path to worldly happiness or to the here-after heavens when the religious are at war with themselves. Today, the ...
 Palestine Chronicle6 days ago

Now the Ismailis turn

The attack on the bus in Safoora Goth was not just about the killing of the 45 Ismailis gunned down, but about many other things, and not just the arrival of the Islamic State, but the place of the Ismaili community in the Pakistani polity. It was ...
 The Nation Pakistan5 days ago

May 22, Molla Sadra Day

Sadr al-Din Muhammad ibn Ibrahim ibn Yahya Qawami Shirazi (1571-1640), known as Molla Sadra, is an influential Islamic philosopher, theologian and mystic who led the Iranian cultural renaissance in the 17th century. May 22 is observed as Molla ...
 Iran Daily1 week ago
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