- Saudi court upholds death sentence for pro-democracy Shiite cleric
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — The Saudi supreme court has rejected an appeal against the death sentence passed on pro-democracy Shiite Muslim cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, Reuters reported Monday.
- Open sectarianism in Saudi Arabia frightens Shiite adherents
QATIF, SAUDI ARABIA – When the gunshots rang out, Ali, a 26-year-old Saudi Arabian Shiite Muslim, thought they were fireworks. But when he saw people running, he knew militant Sunnis were attacking his minority community again.
- Officials: Suicide Bomber Targets Shiite Pilgrims, Killing 7
A man wearing an explosive belt attacked a tent serving refreshments to pilgrims in Baghdad observing an annual Shiite ritual Monday, killing at least seven people, officials said.
- Shiite Muslims bang their bare chests in a ritual to honour Mohammed’s grandson
The self-flagellation ritual known as Ashura commemorates the 7th century killing of Imam Hussain, the prophet Mohammed’s grandson in what is now known as Iraq.
- Shiite Muslims Mark Ashura in USA (+Photos, Video)
Anjuman-e-Sharie Shian Chief, Agha Syed Hassan Al Moosvi Al Safvi, took out the biggest Ashura procession from Imambara Budgam.
- Analysis indicates Shia populations are being underreported
WASHINGTON, October 26, 2015 – New analysis indicates that the worldwide population of Shia Muslims may be underreported to the tune of more than one hundred million individuals.
- Martyrdom Anniversary of Imam Sajjad (A)
The 4th Imam after Imam Hussain(a.s.) was his son Imam Ali Zain-al-Abideen(a.s.).
- Shia Muslims In Lebanon: Shedding Blood For Syria On The Day Of Ashura
NABATIYE, Lebanon – Hundreds of bloodied faces fill Nabatiye Square on a Saturday morning in southern Lebanon, some belonging to children too young to walk.
- Saudi Arabia court confirms death penalty for Shia cleric al-Nimr
RIYADH (Web Desk) – The Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court has confirmed the death sentence against Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a leader of anti-government protests.
- Saudi Arabia’s Royal Drug Problem
A Saudi prince and four others were reportedly arrested in Lebanon Monday after authorities found more than two tons of illegal drugs, including cocaine and the amphetamine Captagon, in crates loaded onto a Saudi-bound jet.