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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 Betraying Islam

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

At Least 42 Dead in Lebanon Bombings

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

4 Egyptians Detained After Iranian 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

Kuwait 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 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

Bahrain Group: Boycott 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

Shi'ite Islam Spreading In 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

Muslim Uprisings Spread to 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