Shi'ite


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a member of the branch of Islam that regards Ali as the legitimate successor to Mohammed and rejects the first three caliphs

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'It is on this basis that we call on Shi'ite members to give peace a chance, and allow the Federal Government to reconsider its stance on the matter.
While ostensibly declaring his support for Shi'ite PM Haidar al-Abadi's proposed reforms, Shi'ite theologian Muqtada al-Sadr's riots left Abadi closer to the brink.
Similar agreements have been reached in recent months, with Syrian rebels leaving areas long-besieged by President Bashar al-Assad's forces, sometimes in exchange for Shi'ite residents moving from towns surrounded by the mostly Sunni insurgents.
Shaikh Akram al-Ka'bi, head of PMF's Hizbullah al-Nujaba', says his group has recruited many Shi'ite volunteers in southern Iraq to fight along-side the Houthis in Yemen and Assad's forces in Syria.
The MP, who heads parliament's woman and child committee, said thousands of Shi'ite women were suffering because their rights were not protected by a Family Law.
The trial is the first in recent memory for Saudis accused of spying and may stoke tensions between local Shi'ite and Sunni Muslims and with Iran, which strongly denied the accusations at the time.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing, the first to target Shi'ite Muslims in Saudi Arabia since November when gunmen killed at least eight people in an attack on a Shi'ite religious anniversary celebration, also in the east.
Sunnis Fear Permanent Displacement From Jurf al-Sakhr By Iran-Guided Shi'ites: On the other hand, Abadi's efforts to mobilise the Sunni Arab tribes against ISIS are being offset by the hostile behaviour of Shi'ite militiamen who follow Suleimani's orders.
The attacker, driving a Humvee vehicle packed with explosives and likely stolen from defeated government troops, also wounded 60 Shi'ite Muslim militiamen, who had helped government forces retake the town just south of the capital.
"The history of the Jaffari Endowments Council is proof of the respect that Shi'ites enjoy in Bahrain and the familial relations between the royal family and Shi'ite families is reflected in their ma'atams," he said.
No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, the latest in a series targeting Shi'ite civilians and government buildings that have killed scores of people this week before a major Shi'ite ritual.
It reminded of old war of Umayyads, Abbasids and new war of world powers and Mideast against Shi'ite Hussainiat!
A series of bombs killed at least 16 people across Iraq on Friday as Shi'ite Muslims celebrated a holy festival, police and medical sources said.
After two years of fighting that has killed more than 93,000 people, Syria's turmoil is dragging its neighbours into a deadly confrontation between Shi'ite Iran supporting President Bashar al-Assad and Sunni Arab Gulf nations backing Syrian rebels.
In Bahrain, a Sunni Arab king is ruling over a Shi'ite majority whose leaders are guided by Tehran and have links to Hizbullah.