Tag Archives | Shia

Shiites, Sunnis Unite to Denounce Extremists

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Despite all the negative developments concerning extremist groups in the Middle East, they have had a positive impact on religious communities. Shiite and Sunni institutions in Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Iran agreed to denounce […]

Will Iraq’s Shiites Secede?

The following article was published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. After the Rise of ISIS, Will Iraq’s Shiites Secede? As Iraqi Shiites celebrate the […]

Shiite Authority Flexes its Political Muscle

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Shiite community has much more religious coherence than its Sunni counterpart. This raises several questions for Sunni authorities, including the ones raised by prominent Iraqi Sunni cleric Sheikh Ahmad al-Qabisi in response to Ali […]

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Video: Shia sign up to Save Shrines

From CNN. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Indian Shiites volunteer to go to Iraq to protect their shrines from ISIS. CNN's Sumnima Udas reports.

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Video: Shia Opposition Criticise Maliki

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Deep divisions are hampering efforts to pick a new president, prime minister and speaker of the house, and the UN has warned of chaos if the political impasse continues. Prime Minister Nouri Al […]

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