1. Iraqi Shiite fighters of Balad provide bulwark for Baghdad
    The Shiite militia commander, slight of build and decked out in green fatigues, views the checkpoint that he oversees as much more than an isolated outpost amid the endless palm groves of the Tigris River valley.
  2. Nigeria Shi’ite leader says military kills 3 sons, 30 supporters
    (Reuters) – The leader of Nigeria’s minority Shi’ite Muslims accused the military on Saturday of killing three of his sons and 30 of his supporters when they opened fire on a protest the previous day.
  3. Nadwa cleric asks Saudi govt to prepare an army of Sunni youth for Iraq
    LUCKNOW/MUMBAI: After hitting the headlines for greeting Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-appointed caliph and head of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Sunni theologian Maulana Salman Nadvi of Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama, in an open letter, has asked the Saudi government to prepare an army of five lakh Indian Sunni Muslim youth to fight against the Shia militias in Iraq and elsewhere.
  4. Iraq jihadists blow up historic Shia mosque in Mosul
    MOSUL: Sunni militants from the Islamic State group that controls large parts of Iraq have blown up a Shia shrine in the city of Mosul, an official and witnesses said on Saturday.
  5. Egyptian forces kill 25 extremists in Sinai
    ARISH, Egypt, July 26 (Xinhua) — At least 25 extremists were killed in a military raid that lasted until early Saturday morning in Egypt’s North Sinai province, said a security source.
  6. Gunmen Execute 15 Minority Shia Muslims in Afghanistan