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# shiite - Friday 5 March, 2021

Pope Francis arrives in Iraq for first papal visit amid pandemic and security concerns
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Pope Francis arrives in Iraq for first papal visit amid pandemic and security concerns

Updated Fri 12:15 PM 21,365 Views 46 Comments

Foreign minister Fuad Hussein said Iraqis were eager to welcome Francis’s ‘message of peace and tolerance’.

# shiite - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

US orders all non-emergency staff to leave embassy and consulate in Iraq
# Gulf Wars
# Gulf Wars

US orders all non-emergency staff to leave embassy and consulate in Iraq

May 15th 2019, 11:23 AM 13,446 Views 28 Comments

US signals about escalating danger posed by Iran have been met with some skepticism by Washington’s allies.

# shiite - Thursday 24 November, 2016

'ISIS claims responsibility' for suicide bomb blast which killed at least 70 people
# Bomb Blast
# Bomb Blast

'ISIS claims responsibility' for suicide bomb blast which killed at least 70 people

Nov 24th 2016, 3:52 PM 11,535 Views 28 Comments

The explosion seemingly targeted Iranian pilgrims who were returning from a pilgrimage.

# shiite - Saturday 31 January, 2015

61 killed in suicide bombing at mosque
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

61 killed in suicide bombing at mosque

Jan 31st 2015, 10:28 AM 6,911 Views 31 Comments

Thousands protested in anger after the attack.

# shiite - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Two suicide bombs kill nearly 70 people in Yemen
# Al-Tahrir Square
# Al-Tahrir Square

Two suicide bombs kill nearly 70 people in Yemen

Oct 9th 2014, 8:58 PM 6,036 Views 15 Comments

At least 47 people were killed in Sanaa, while 20 soldiers are dead after a separate bombing.

# shiite - Friday 22 August, 2014

Reports: 70 killed as Shiite militiamen open fire at Sunni mosque
# Iraq
# Iraq

Reports: 70 killed as Shiite militiamen open fire at Sunni mosque

Aug 22nd 2014, 4:25 PM 5,425 Views 44 Comments

It’s reported that a suicide bomber blew up explosives inside the building, and that the gunmen then fired on the fleeing worshippers.

# shiite - Friday 15 August, 2014

Iraqi PM throws in the towel on his bid to stay in power
# Nuri Al-Maliki
# Nuri Al-Maliki

Iraqi PM throws in the towel on his bid to stay in power

Aug 15th 2014, 9:11 AM 4,810 Views 21 Comments

Nuri al-Maliki was facing huge pressure to step down.

# shiite - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Iran offers help against militants in Iraq... but only if the US makes the first move
# Insurgency
# Insurgency

Iran offers help against militants in Iraq... but only if the US makes the first move

Jun 14th 2014, 2:41 PM 7,937 Views 76 Comments

The offer came as Iraqi commanders said the army had recaptured two towns north of Baghdad as they prepared a fightback.

# shiite - Monday 7 October, 2013

Woman caught planting bomb near Iraqi primary school
# Iraq
# Iraq

Woman caught planting bomb near Iraqi primary school

Oct 7th 2013, 3:04 PM 6,183 Views 34 Comments

The attempted bombing came a day after suicide bombers attacked a primary school and a nearby police station in northern Iraq, killing 18 people, including 10 children.

# shiite - Monday 30 September, 2013

Dozens killed, more than 120 injured in Baghdad car bomb attacks
# Iraq
# Iraq

Dozens killed, more than 120 injured in Baghdad car bomb attacks

Sep 30th 2013, 11:52 AM 2,410 Views 50 Comments

850 people have been killed in September alone as a result of Iraq violence.

# shiite - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

53 injured in car bomb in Shiite Beirut suburb
# Car Bomb
# Car Bomb

53 injured in car bomb in Shiite Beirut suburb

Jul 9th 2013, 2:14 PM 2,252 Views 4 Comments

The blast comes amid spiralling tension in Lebanon over the civil war raging in neighbouring Syria.

# shiite - Monday 1 July, 2013

33 dead in Iraq attacks, including suicide bomb at funeral
# Iraq
# Iraq

33 dead in Iraq attacks, including suicide bomb at funeral

Jul 1st 2013, 10:01 PM 3,827 Views 34 Comments

More than 2,500 people have been killed in Iraq in the past three months alone as violence in the country surges.

# shiite - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Blasts targeting mainly Shiite areas kill 21 in Baghdad
# Iraq
# Iraq

Blasts targeting mainly Shiite areas kill 21 in Baghdad

Feb 17th 2013, 6:30 PM 15,362 Views 10 Comments

Three car bombs struck the Sadr City slum, while others exploded in Ameen, Al-Husseiniya, Kamaliyah and Karrada.

# shiite - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

NBC journalist and TV crew escape abduction in Syria
# Syria
# Syria

NBC journalist and TV crew escape abduction in Syria

Dec 19th 2012, 10:02 AM 2,635 Views 14 Comments

More than a dozen armed gunmen kidnapped and held NBC chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel and several colleagues for five days in Syria.

# shiite - Thursday 22 November, 2012

Pakistan suicide attacks kill 35 as leaders meet for summit
# Suicide Attack
# Suicide Attack

Pakistan suicide attacks kill 35 as leaders meet for summit

Nov 22nd 2012, 7:19 AM 2,026 Views 0 Comments

The suicide attacks were the deadliest assault in the country for five months.

# shiite - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Iraq: 10 killed in Eid al-Adha attack
# Death Toll
# Death Toll

Iraq: 10 killed in Eid al-Adha attack

Oct 27th 2012, 10:27 AM 2,828 Views 14 Comments

Over the past week, the death toll in Iraq has hit at least 49.

# shiite - Monday 1 October, 2012

Bahrain high court upholds verdicts in medics protest trial
# Bahrain
# Bahrain

Bahrain high court upholds verdicts in medics protest trial

Oct 1st 2012, 11:10 AM 2,583 Views 1 Comment

The highest court in Bahrain has rejected the final appeal by nine medics against their convictions linked to anti-regime protests last year.

# shiite - Monday 23 July, 2012

Bombings and shootings kill 82 in Iraq
# Iraq
# Iraq

Bombings and shootings kill 82 in Iraq

Jul 23rd 2012, 10:22 AM 1,494 Views 9 Comments

The attacks in Baghdad and towns close to the capital came a day after the leader of Al Qaeda in the country said that it was returning to areas from which it had retreated before US soldiers left last year.

# shiite - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

At least 56 killed in multiple car bombs in Iraq
# Iraq
# Iraq

At least 56 killed in multiple car bombs in Iraq

Jun 13th 2012, 9:05 AM 561 Views 0 Comments

Shiite pilgrims were attached in this latest wave of sectarian violence

# shiite - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

46 killed in bombings and shootings across Iraq
# Iraq
# Iraq

46 killed in bombings and shootings across Iraq

Mar 20th 2012, 11:07 AM 871 Views 1 Comment

Civilians and security forces attacked in several cities ahead of Arab League summit in Baghdad.

# shiite - Sunday 18 March, 2012

US citizen released by Iraqi captors
# Iraq
# Iraq

US citizen released by Iraqi captors

Mar 18th 2012, 3:31 PM 1,848 Views 1 Comment

However, confusion surrounds release of man who says he was kidnapped after serving with the US military in Iraq.

# shiite - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

11 killed in Baghdad double bombing
# Iraq
# Iraq

11 killed in Baghdad double bombing

Jan 24th 2012, 8:29 AM 388 Views 0 Comments

Two car bombs exploded in the Iraqi capital today as post-US withdrawal violence surges.

# shiite - Saturday 14 January, 2012

Bomb kills 30 pilgrims in Iraq
# Basra
# Basra

Bomb kills 30 pilgrims in Iraq

Jan 14th 2012, 10:01 AM 1,177 Views 2 Comments

It is still unclear if the blast was caused by a suicide attacker or roadside bomb.

# shiite - Thursday 22 December, 2011

Dozens dead in spate of Baghdad bombings amid Iraqi political turmoil
# Iraq
# Iraq

Dozens dead in spate of Baghdad bombings amid Iraqi political turmoil

Dec 22nd 2011, 8:27 AM 491 Views 3 Comments

It’s feared a political spat between the country’s two senior politicians could lead to a re-emergence of sectarian violence.

# shiite - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

Over 50 killed in suicide bomb attack on Afghan shrine
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Over 50 killed in suicide bomb attack on Afghan shrine

Dec 6th 2011, 2:04 PM 823 Views 1 Comment

Worshippers had gathered at the shrine to celebrate the Shiite Muslim holiday of Ashoura when the first of today’s two Afghan explosions struck.

# shiite - Saturday 2 July, 2011

Negotiation talks begin amid Bahrain's protest crackdown
# Bahrain
# Bahrain

Negotiation talks begin amid Bahrain's protest crackdown

Jul 2nd 2011, 12:30 PM 122 Views 1 Comment

The kingdom’s biggest Shiite party agreed to join today’s talks at the last minute, but it isn’t too optimistic about how where the discussion will lead.

# shiite - Sunday 12 June, 2011

Woman sentenced to prison in Bahrain after reciting poetry criticising rulers
# Bahrain
# Bahrain

Woman sentenced to prison in Bahrain after reciting poetry criticising rulers

Jun 12th 2011, 2:23 PM 341 Views 11 Comments

Twenty-year-old Ayat al-Qurmezi was convicted of inciting hatred and anti-state charges after reading poems which were critical of Bahrain’s king and prime minister.

# shiite - Monday 16 May, 2011

Saudi diplomat killed in southern Pakistan
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Saudi diplomat killed in southern Pakistan

May 16th 2011, 3:14 PM 395 Views 0 Comments

Investigating officers believe the shooting was motivated by anger over Saudi Arabia’s decision to send troops to Bahrain to quell anti-government protests there.

# shiite - Sunday 6 March, 2011

Protesters descend on Bahrain Prime Minister's office demanding reform
# Bahrain
# Bahrain

Protesters descend on Bahrain Prime Minister's office demanding reform

Mar 6th 2011, 10:33 AM 571 Views 0 Comments

The country’s Shiite majority are demanding the prime minister resign. Bahrain holds strategic importance in the Middle East.

# shiite - Wednesday 16 February, 2011

Bahrain protests continue as clashes break out in Libya
# Protests
# Protests

Bahrain protests continue as clashes break out in Libya

Feb 16th 2011, 4:00 PM 1,433 Views 0 Comments

Dozens injured in Libya after the pro-democracy push spreads from neighbouring north African state Tunisia.

# shiite - Thursday 27 January, 2011

53 killed in Baghdad bomb attacks
# Iraq
# Iraq

53 killed in Baghdad bomb attacks

Jan 27th 2011, 6:38 PM 227 Views 0 Comments

In one attack, a car bomb exploded during a funeral ceremony today, killing 48 people and injuring 121 others.