Shiite Islam - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Shiite Islam


US: ISIS carrying out 'genocide'

Mar 18, 2016 - 12:25 AM

Secretary of State John Kerry makes the proclamation after Congress demanded Washington recognize that the group seeks to exterminate religious minorities

JOHN KERRY. US Secretary of State John Kerry listens to US President Barack Obama addressing the Chief of Missions Conference in the Dean Acheson Auditorium at the Harry S Truman State Department building in Washington, DC, USA, March 14, 2016. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/EPA

Saudi IDs bomber after kingdom's deadliest attack in years

May 24, 2015 - 7:47 AM

The interior ministry of Saudi Arabia releases a statement on the terrorist attack

JUSTICE. Shiite Saudis attend funeral for some 21 people killed in a suicide attack 22 May on the Shiite Imam Ali mosque in the village of Qudayh, in Qatif Province, Saudi Arabia, 23 May 2015. Photo by EPA/STR

War of words after Bahrain vote, boycotted by opposition

Nov 23, 2014 - 3:42 PM

With the vote counting still underway the focus is on voter turnout which becomes a key marker of the poll s validity after the opposition boycott

Veiled female voters cast their ballots at a voting center on the Muharraq island north of the Bahraini capital Manama, 22 November 2014. Mazen Mahdi/EPA

Shiites mark holy day in defiance of jihadists

Nov 05, 2014 - 12:23 PM

Police and troops are out in force as hundreds of thousands of pilgrims mass in the Iraqi shrine city of Karbala to commemorate Ashura

Iraqi Shiite Muslims gather outside the shrine of Imam Hussein - one of Shiite Islam's most revered figures - during the Ashura commemorations that mark his killing on November 4, 2014 in Karbala, Iraq. Mohammed Sawaf/AFP

Millions fled homes in 2013 due to religious conflict – US

Jul 29, 2014 - 7:54 AM

International Religious Freedom Report: In almost every corner of the globe millions of Christians Muslims Hindus and others representing a range of faiths were forced from their homes on account of their religious beliefs

DISPLACED. Refugees await distribution of food aid at a refugee camp for internally displaced persons at the Airport of Mpoko in Bangui, Central African Republic, 12 February 2014. Legnan Koula/EPA

Heavy clashes, suicide bombings kill 36 in north Iraq

Jun 07, 2014 - 1:11 PM

Violence is running at its highest levels since 2006 2007 when tens of thousands were killed in sectarian conflict between Iraq s Shiite majority and Sunni Arab minority

Deal for Syria rebels to withdraw from Homs bastion

May 03, 2014 - 8:26 AM

The agreement comes after government forces began an assault against the few remaining rebel held areas in the city last month

WITHDRAW FROM HOMS. Syrian policemen and citizens inspect the damage at the site of a car bomb explosion in the Abbasid neighborhood, Homs province, Syria, April 29, 2014. Photo by STR/EPA