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Iraqi cleric Sadr says he is dissolving armed faction loyal to him

CAIRO (Reuters) - Powerful Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said on Friday he was dissolving the Promised Day Brigade, an armed faction loyal to him, and closing its headquarters, according to…

Kuwait detains 18 suspected of financing Lebanon’s Hezbollah – media

Cairo (Reuters) -Prosecutors in Kuwait have detained 18 people suspected of financing Lebanon's powerful Shi'ite Muslim group Hezbollah, the newspapers Al-Qabas and Al-Rai reported on Thursday. Al Qabas said the…

Blast hits Shi’ite area of Afghan capital Kabul

(Representative Image) KABUL (Reuters) -A magnetic bomb attached to a passenger minivan exploded in a heavily Shi'ite area of the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, causing an unknown number of…

Blast in eastern Afghanistan mosque before Friday prayers wounds several

KABUL (Reuters) -An explosion hit a mosque just before Friday prayers in the Spin Ghar district of Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan, wounding at least 12 people including the imam…

Drone Attack on Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa Al Khadimi Will Complicate Iraq’s Complex Politics

For fairly long the attention of the world has been focused on Afghanistan and the various shenanigans related to the Taliban 2.0. A presumption seemed to prevail that all was…

By Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd)

Explainer-How Hezbollah widens Iran’s Middle East reach

(Reuters) - The Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah has worked hand in glove with Iran across the Middle East since it was established in 1982. Here's what you need to know…

Explainer-Why is Lebanon such a mess?

By Maha El Dahan and Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - At least six people were shot dead in Beirut on Thursday as demonstrations related to a probe into last year's…

Shi’ite cleric Sadr comes first in Iraq election – officials, sources

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's party swept an Iraqi election on Monday, coming first and increasing the number of seats he holds in parliament, according to initial results,…

Saudi confirms first round of talks with new Iranian government

RIYHADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia confirmed on Sunday it had held its first round of direct talks with Iran's new government last month, part of a process begun earlier this…

Shia community feels like they are being targeted in country, says Pak political group

Islamabad [Pakistan] August 10 (ANI): A Shia political group in Pakistan expressed that their community feels like they are being targeted in the country. The remarks from Maulana Sadiq Jaffery,…

Reviewing Iran’s Presidential Election and Its Geopolitical Effect

Reviewing Iran’s Presidential Election and Its Geopolitical Effect Ever since 1979, when the Iranian Revolution hit the streets in Tehran and there emerged in Iran a regime unfriendly to the…