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# shiite - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

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

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

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

# shiite - Saturday 31 January, 2015

61 killed in suicide bombing at mosque

Thousands protested in anger after the attack.

# shiite - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Two suicide bombs kill nearly 70 people in Yemen

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shiite pilgrims were attached in this latest wave of sectarian violence

# shiite - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

46 killed in bombings and shootings across Iraq

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

# shiite - Sunday 18 March, 2012

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US citizen released by Iraqi captors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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