Shia Islam

In this photo provided by Mehr News Agency, demonstrators attend a pro-government rally in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, Iran, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. Tens of thousands of Iranians took part in pro-government demonstrations in several cities across the country on Wednesday, Iranian state media reported, a move apparently seeking to calm nerves after a week of protests and unrest that have killed at least 21 people. (Mehdi Pedramkhoo/Mehr News Agency via AP)
January 03, 2018 - 10:44 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Tens of thousands of government supporters took to the streets across Iran on Wednesday as authorities tried to project a sense of stability after a week of protests sparked deadly clashes and calls for the downfall of the Islamic Republic. But even as state television aired...
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Iranian protesters chant slogans at a rally in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. Iranian hard-liners rallied Saturday to support the country's supreme leader and clerically overseen government as spontaneous protests sparked by anger over the country's ailing economy roiled major cities in the Islamic Republic. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
December 30, 2017 - 9:22 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A wave of spontaneous protests over Iran's weak economy swept into Tehran on Saturday, with college students and others chanting against the government just hours after hard-liners held their own rally in support of the Islamic Republic's clerical establishment. The...
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Two women console a man outside a hospital following a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. Authorities say attackers stormed the Shiite Muslim cultural center in the Afghan capital Kabul, setting off multiple bombs and killing dozens. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
December 28, 2017 - 3:16 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local): 12:45 a.m. The White House is condemning a "barbaric" attack on a Shiite Muslim cultural center in Kabul, Afghanistan that killed at least 41 people. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement...
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December 28, 2017 - 5:56 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local): 3:20 p.m. The Islamic State group affiliate in Afghanistan, in a statement on its Aamaq news agency, says it carried out the attack on a Shiite Muslim cultural center that killed at least 35 and wounded another...
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October 23, 2017 - 11:32 am
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's king met Monday with an influential Iraqi Shiite leader, as the United States stepped up efforts to contain the influence of Shiite-led Iran in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia, a U.S. ally and leader of the region's camp of Sunni Muslim states that also includes Jordan,...
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Afghan men collect remains of belongings inside a damaged mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, a day after a suicide attack. Suicide bombers struck two mosques in Afghanistan during Friday prayers, the Shiite mosque in Kabul and a Sunni mosque in western Ghor province at the end of a particularly deadly week for the troubled nation. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
October 21, 2017 - 4:16 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Pakistan is strongly condemning two suicide attacks at mosques in Afghanistan that killed at least 72 people. In a statement Saturday, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said the government and people of...
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September 30, 2017 - 10:28 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Thousands of Shiite Muslims have rallied across various parts of Pakistan ahead of tomorrow's religious festival of Ashura, or "Day of Remembrance". The holiest day on the Shiite Muslim calendar is observed each year on the 10th day of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic year...
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A Kurdish flag hangs in the Irbil International Airport, in Iraq, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. Iraq's prime minister ordered the country's Kurdish region to hand over control of its airports to federal authorities or face a flight ban, a response to the Kurdish independence referendum. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
September 29, 2017 - 8:12 am
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — The Latest on developments in Iraq (all times local): 3 p.m. Hundreds of passengers are filing through Irbil international airport in the hours ahead of a flight ban threatened by Baghdad following a controversial Kurdish independence referendum held this week. Airport officials...
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Thousands of Iranians attend the state funeral of Mohsen Hojaji, a young Revolutionary Guard soldier beheaded by the Islamic State group in Syria, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, in Tehran, Iran. The death of 25-year-old Mohsen Hojaji has struck a nerve in Iran, which has suffered casualties while its troops are deployed into Iraq fighting the Islamic State group and in Syria. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
September 27, 2017 - 12:42 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader and thousands of others on Wednesday mourned a young Revolutionary Guard soldier beheaded by the Islamic State group, a killing that has struck a nerve within the Islamic Republic as its forces continue to suffer casualties in Iraq and Syria. The slaying in...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2017 file photo, passengers of cancelled flights wait in Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar after Saudi Arabia and other Arab powers severed diplomatic ties with Qatar and moved to isolate the energy-rich nation. Qatar restored full diplomatic relations with Iran early Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, disregarding the demands of Arab nations now locked in a regional dispute with the energy-rich country that it lessen its ties to Tehran. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File)
August 24, 2017 - 3:45 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar restored full diplomatic relations with Iran early on Thursday and promised to send its ambassador back to Tehran — a move counter to the demands of Arab nations trying to isolate Doha as part of a regional dispute. In announcing its decision, Qatar made no...
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