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Six Shia protesters dead in clashes with Nigerian police: witnesses

Six Shia protesters dead in clashes with Nigerian police: witnesses

At least six Shia protesters were killed in clashes with Nigerian police in the capital Abuja on Monday, witnesses told AFP.

Iraqi forces unearth mass grave of Shia inmates killed by IS

Iraqi forces unearth mass grave of Shia inmates killed by IS

The remains of hundreds of mainly Shia inmates killed by Islamic State militants when they overran a prison in northern Iraq more than two years ago have been unearthed by forces retaking the area from the group, a spokesman said.

Saudi-led jets pound Yemen rebels for third day

Saudi-led jets pound Yemen rebels for third day

Saudi-led coalition jets on Thursday pounded Shia rebel positions in and around Sanaa for a third consecutive day, as shelling from Yemen killed a woman in Saudi Arabia.

Yemeni rebels free 276 loyalists

Yemeni rebels free 276 loyalists

Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen announced on Sunday the release of 276 government loyalists who had been held captive for months, in a gesture of good will.

Saudi arrests Shia imam for 'glorifying' Hezbollah

Saudi arrests Shia imam for 'glorifying' Hezbollah

Saudi security forces have arrested a Shia preacher in the east of the kingdom, charging that he ‘glorified’ Lebanon's Iran-backed militant group Hezbollah online, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Stray bullet kills Indian during Saudi arrest raid

Stray bullet kills Indian during Saudi arrest raid

Stray bullets killed one Indian and wounded three in Saudi Arabia during a security operation that killed a wanted Bahraini, an Indian community source said on Wednesday.

Islamic State bombings near Syria Shia shrine kill 50

Islamic State bombings near Syria Shia shrine kill 50

Bombings claimed by the Islamic State group killed more than 50 people and wounded dozens on Sunday near a revered Shia shrine outside the Syrian capital Damascus.

Kuwait sentences two to death for 'spying for Iran'

Kuwait sentences two to death for 'spying for Iran'

Kuwait on Tuesday sentenced two defendants to death, including an Iranian being tried in absentia, after they were convicted of "spying for Iran" and plotting attacks in the Gulf country.

Shia protesters clash with Bahrain police

Shia protesters clash with Bahrain police

Police in the Sunni-ruled Gulf state of Bahrain clashed on Sunday with Shia protesters a day after neighbouring Saudi Arabia executed a leading Shia cleric, witnesses said.

Iran predicts "divine vengeance" after Saudis execute Shia cleric

Iran predicts "divine vengeance" after Saudis execute Shia cleric

Iranian protesters stormed the Saudi embassy in Tehran early on Sunday and Shia Muslim Iran's top leader predicted "divine vengeance" for Saudi Arabia's execution of a prominent Shia cleric.