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Kuwaiti tweeter jailed 6 months for insulting Shias

June 4th, 2012 Comments off

AFP/Tribune, Kuwaiti tweeter jailed 6 months for insulting Shias, 31 May 2012 "Kuwait’s court of appeals Thursday reduced a seven-year jail term of a Sunni tweeter to a six-month imprisonment for allegedly insulting the faith of the Shia minority, his lawyer said."
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Shia cleric enters record book for longest sermon

July 27th, 2011 Comments off

Deccan Herald, Shia cleric enters record book for longest sermon

"Maulana Athar, who retired as principal of Shia College here a decade ago, is popular among the Shias and it was one of their organisations– Anjuman-e-Imamia which had approached the Limca Books for inclusion of his name. Athar said that he was surprised by his own popularity.

""I was not aware about it till I travelled to
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Sectarian clashes flare up in Bahrain

March 4th, 2011 Comments off

Sectarian clashes have flared up late Thursday in Bahrain, where hundreds of Shias and recently naturalised Sunni Arabs fought in Hamad Town, south of the Bahraini capital …
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MOROCCO: For cheap Saudi oil, Rabat broke ties with Iran, cracked down on Shiites, leaked cable says | Babylon & Beyond | Los Angeles Times [del.icio.us]

December 8th, 2010 Comments off

Wikileaks cables says Morocco broke ties with Iran, cracked down on Shias for Saudi cheap oil.
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Thousands mourn Iraqi Shia leader

August 29th, 2009 Comments off

Thousands of Iraqi Shias turn out to mourn the influential leader Abdul Aziz al-Hakim at his funeral procession in Baghdad.
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