- Afghanistan: Who are the Hazaras?
Despite their growing political clout, many Hazaras continue to feel discriminated against.
- What Bahrain’s opposition crackdown means for country’s Brotherhood
On the heels of a Bahraini court suspending Al-Wefaq for the Shiite society’s alleged role in creating “an environment for terrorism, extremism and violence,” Bahrain’s rulers delivered a powerful message June 20 by annulling Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim’s Bahraini citizenship.
- IS bombings claim 43 in southern Yemen
The officials said two suicide bombers and other militants carried out at least seven simultaneous attacks in Mukalla targeting intelligence offices, army barracks and checkpoints.
- Dozens of homes, burned and looted in freed city of Fallujah by IS and Shiite militias, officials
Iraqi officials say dozens of homes have been burned and looted in the city of Fallujah, which was recently taken back from the Islamic State group.
- Bahrain regime sentences five Shias to 58-year in prison, revokes their citizenships
AhlulBayt News Agency – Bahrain today jailed five Shiites on alleged charges linked to “terrorism” and revoked their citizenships, the prosecution said, as authorities in the Saudi-backed Gulf kingdom crack down on the opposition.
- Millions of Iranians mourn martyrdom anniversary of Imam Ali
AhlulBayt News Agency – Millions of people in Iran marked the anniversary of the martyrdom of the first Shia Imam, Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (PBUH), who passed away on the 21st day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan some 14 centuries ago.
- Hezbollah: Saudi regime blocking political solutions and presidential election in Lebanon
AhlulBayt News Agency – A senior member of Lebanon’s resistance movement Hezbollah has condemned Saudi Arabia for thwarting political initiatives and blocking the election of a president in Lebanon.
- About four million pilgrims visit Najaf in Iraq on Imam Ali’s anniversary martyrdom
AhlulBayt News Agency – The holy shrine of Imam Ali (AS) in Najaf, Iraq, hosted about four million pilgrims during the Sunday night and on Monday on the anniversary martyrdom of the first Shia Imam.
- Bahrain: PM Salman concerned about “agents” of terrorism in Bahrain
The feeling of insecurity and terrorist plots was highlighted by Bahraini Prime Minister Salman Al Khalifa during an encounter with senior state officials and other personalities as he emphasized the need to be “cautious and vigilant and take necessary measures to preserve the security and stability of our country and its people” because “there are agents who are operating under various covers to serve the interests of external sides.”
- Kuwait’s emir warns against sectarian abuse on social media
DUBAI: Kuwait’s ruler warned on Monday against the abuse of social media to stoke sectarian tensions in the small Gulf Arab country, which has a mixed Sunni and Shia population.