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Iran Vows To Defend Shiite Muslim Holy Sites In Iraq

Reuters | Posted 06.18.2014 | World

By Ghazwan Hassan BAGHDAD, June 18 (Reuters) - Iran's president vowed on Wednesday to defend Shi'ite holy sites in Iraq, where Sunni ...

LOOK: Shiite Muslims Observe Ashura

Posted 11.12.2013 | Religion

WARNING: Some images of Ashura observance are graphic: Ashura, an optional fast day for Muslims that commemorates different things for Sunnis and...

Ashura: In the Dungeon of Cancer, al-Hussein Was My Light

Amin G. Aaser | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Amin G. Aaser

Through al-Hussein we gained strength. When battling a demon, whether a tyrant like Yazid or a disease like cancer, strength does not come from numbers; rather, it comes from the All Mighty.

Iraqi Bomb Hits Minibus Full Of Shiite Pilgrims, At Least 3 Dead

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 08.25.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — A suicide bomber blew himself up among a group of demonstrators complaining about lack of security in an ethnically disputed northern ...

Ashura: How Reflecting On Hussein's Sacrifice Made Me Honest

Amin G. Aaser | Posted 02.05.2012 | Religion
Amin G. Aaser

Long ago, Hussein, a distinguished spiritual leader in Arabia faced an incredible challenge: accept the rule of a wicked tyrant and live, or reject the immoral leadership and be martyred?

Bombs Rock Iraq Holy City

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB and SAAD ABDUL-KADIR | Posted 11.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Back-to-back bomb blasts ripped through one of the holiest cities in Shiite Islam Sunday, killing at least 10 people in a community st...

HORROR: 10-Year-Old Iraqi Girl Recounts Bus Massacre

AP | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 11.16.2011 | World

KARBALA, Iraq -- The trip was intended to give Tabarak Thaer a glimpse of the world beyond Iraq's violence and misery. Instead, it brought the 10-year...

Bomb Kills At Least 51 During Religious Pilgrimage In Iraq

AP | ROBERT H. REID and LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Three suicide car bombers struck Shiite pilgrims south of Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 51 people and wounding more than 180 i...

Baghdad Suicide Bomber Kills Shiite Pilgrims

AP | BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — A female suicide bomber detonated her explosives inside a way station for Shiite pilgrims Monday, killing 54 people and rattling secur...

Wal-Mart's War Zone

Al Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Al Norman

On December 22, 2009, the third person to die this year at the hands of Wal-Mart 'loss prevention' workers breathed his last in a Dunwoody, Georgia Wal-Mart parking lot.

Forbidden Rituals At The Hajj

Betwa Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Betwa Sharma

Since Shiites have no restriction on single women going for the Hajj, A Hajj first timer, Saju, is less than pleased to know that Saudi Arabia requires all women pilgrims below the age of 45 to be accompanied by a male relative.

New Wave of Violence Against Iraqi Gays

GroundReport.com | GroundReport.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Rights advocate speaks of an "extraordinarily brutal campaign", saying hundreds may have been killed in last few months. By IWPR trainees in Baghdad (...

Iraqi Female Suicide Bomber Kills At Least 40 Shiite Pilgrims (SLIDESHOW)

AP | ROBERT H. REID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — A female suicide bomber struck a tent filled with women and children resting during a pilgrimage south of Baghdad on Friday, killing 4...