Sunni Tribes in Iraq Swear Loyalty to ISIS

Influential tribal sheikhs announce allegiance to ISIS and express enmity to Shi'ite-run government, as sectarian tensions continue to boil.Ari Yashar, 6/4/2015, 4:48 PM

Surviving ISIS Only to be Massacred by Iran-backed Shi'ites?

Testimony surfaces as Iraq to probe whether its army stood by while Shi'ite militias gunned down Sunni villagers who had escaped ISIS.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/29/2015, 6:13 PM

Iraq Changes Prayer Direction: Karbala, Not Mecca

Amid rising violence and concerns of all-out sectarian war, Iraqi PM raises tension, calls for Shi'ite holy city to be direction of prayer.Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/27/2013, 8:04 AM

Al Qaeda: Death to Shi'ites for 'Damaging Mohammed's Legacy'

Branch of al-Qaeda vows death to Shi'ites for 'cursing the prophet Mohammed'; urges terrorists to keep fighting in Iraq, Sinai peninsula.Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin, 12/8/2013, 8:28 AM

Shi'ite Pilgrimage Holiday Bombed in Iraq, 41 Dead

Three explosions throughout Iraq target Shi'ite pilgrims on Ashura holiday, leave 41 dead in the sectarian clash.Ari Yashar, 11/14/2013, 6:54 PM

Iraq: Riots Over 'Offense to Islam'

Violence, lynching, demonstrations against American oil companies, after Egyptian man tears down Shi'ite posters.Dalit Halevy, Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/12/2013, 1:34 PM

Lebanon: 42 Killed, Dozens Wounded in Double Explosion

At least 42 people have been killed in two car bombs targeting mosques in the northern city of Tripoli.Kochava Rozenbaum , 8/23/2013, 3:48 PM

Analysis: On the Sunni Side of the Street

Don't let the word "containment" distract you: a pact with the Saudis is good, says Mark Langfan.Gil Ronen, 5/5/2013, 8:11 PM

Four Egyptians Detained Following Ahmadinejad Shoe Toss

Egyptian security forces arrested four men outside a mosque in Cairo for trying to attack Iranian President Ahmadinejad.Rachel Hirshfeld , 2/6/2013, 10:02 PM

Shi'ite, Sunni in Televised Brawl on Egyptian TV

Representatives of rival Muslim streams showed viewers just how disunited the Muslim world is.Gil Ronen, 9/16/2012, 4:36 PM

Death Toll Climbs in Lebanon's Syrian Clashes

The death toll from Syrian-related clashes continues to climb in the Lebanese port city of Tripoli, as Israel closely monitors the events.Chana Ya'ar, 5/17/2012, 4:01 PM

Kuwaiti MPs Approve Death Penalty for 'Cursing Allah'

Kuwait’s parliament provisionally passed amendments to its penal code stipulating death for those who curse the Islamic god.Rachel Hirshfeld, 4/15/2012, 1:15 PM

Sectarian Bombings in Iraq Kill 60+

A string of bombings targeting primarily Shiite targets killed scores and wounded hundreds as Baghdad's political crisis deepens.Gabe Kahn., 2/23/2012, 2:58 PM

Saudis Vow 'Iron Fist' to Quell Shiite Unrest

Saudi officials say they will use force to quell Shiite protesters who complain of pervasive discrimination in the Sunni kingdom.Gabe Kahn., 2/21/2012, 8:33 PM

Baghdad Bombings Kill 78

A wave of bombings by Sunni insurgents killed 78 in predominantly Shiite neighborhoods; the second such attack following the US pullout.Gabe Kahn., 1/6/2012, 10:13 AM

Gulf Tensions Continue to Fester in Bahrain

Bahrain remains the focal point of Gulf Shiite-Sunni tensions; suspends joint business councils with Iran, Iraq, and Lebanon over "interference."Gabe Kahn., 5/26/2011, 6:51 PM

Muslims against Muslims: Bahrain Calls for Boycott on Iran

The Middle East uprisings are turning Muslim Shi’ites and the Sunni elite against each other. Bahrain business leaders call for a boycott of Iran.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/1/2011, 8:10 AM

Iran's Backing of Hamas Has Introduced Shi'ite Islam to Gaza

Iranian support for Hamas brings Shi'ite Islam to Sunni Gaza and may herald tension between Hamas and Tehran. Israel leaves door open for Iran.Gabe Kahn., 4/14/2011, 8:40 PM

Shi’ite Muslim Uprisings Light Up a Fuse in Iraq

Bahrain’s Shi’ite Muslim unrest sparks violence in Iraq, which Obama has been hoping will calm down as US tries to leave. Al-Qaeda strikes again.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 4/5/2011, 8:20 PM