- Zaria Violent Clash: Army, Shiite sect trade blames
Following Saturday’s violent clash between the Nigerian Army and members of the Muslim sect, Shiite, in Zaria, Kaduna State, there has been war of words over who instigated the clash that led to the dead of members of the movement.
- Shiite militias demand Turkish troops withdraw from Iraq
BAGHDAD — Shiite militia members gathering in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square are demanding the withdrawal of Turkish troops from northern Iraq.
- Nigerian army kills several Shias during clashes
Nigerian military forces have killed several Shia Muslims who had gathered to attend a religious ceremony north of the country.
- Yemen’s president, Shiite rebels agree to weeklong ceasefire
SANAA, Yemen- Yemen’s internationally recognized government and Shiite rebels who have controlled the capital Sanaa since September last year agreed Saturday to start a weeklong ceasefire on the eve of direct talks in Geneva, both sides confirmed.
- Iranians protest Baku crackdown on Shias
TEHRAN – Ethnic Azeris in northwestern Iran have held a rally to condemn the ongoing crackdown on Shia Muslims in the Republic of Azerbaijan.
- Iraqi Shia militias protest against Turkey’s troop deployment
BAGHDAD – Thousands of mostly Shia paramilitary fighters took to the streets in Baghdad on Saturday to protest Turkey’s military deployment in northern Iraq and demanded its immediate withdrawal.
- Iran closely pursuing Shia killings in Azerbaijan
TEHRAN, Dec. 12 (MNA) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman says the Islamic Republic is closely following up on Azerbaijan’s crackdown on Shia Muslims and is in constant contact with relevant officials.
- Photos: Huge Arbaeen symbolic march in Nigeria
Thursday, Safar 14 (November 26, 2015), Muslims across Nigeria embarked on Arba’een symbloc trek to Hussainiyyah Baqiyyatullah, Zaria. Kano, the first axis started the walking on 26th Nov., and spent 7 days to Zaria for the pilgrimage.
- Russia slams ‘unlawful’ Turkish troops in Iraq
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has spoken by phone with his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari to discuss the “unlawful incursion” of Turkish troops in northern Iraq, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.
- Only 300 Daesh terrorists left in Iraq’s Ramadi
Baghdad: More than six months after falling to Daesh, the city center of Ramadi is under siege by Iraqi security forces and tribal fighters backed by US airpower.