Peace, but not at our cost: Afghan women fear Taliban return
As US troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, opening the door for a potential Taliban comeback, women across the war-torn country are nervous about losing their hard-won freedoms in the pursuit of peace.
Shiites, police squabble over alleged killing of 12
The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) yesterday accused the police of initiating violence against its members, alleging that 12 persons were killed during its yearly Ashura procession. The president of the group’s media forum, Ibrahim Musa, said the march was held in Abuja, Jos, Kebbi, Minna, Lafia, Yola, Gusau, Zaria, Kano, Jalingo, Damaturu, Hadejia, and Potiskum.
Lebanon to ban drones over Shiite areas
Lebanon said Sunday it will ban drones over Shiite areas during commemorations for the Shiite festival of Ashura, following tensions with Israel over an alleged drone attack last week.
Nigeria ban on Shiite group sparks fears over crackdown
A ban by the Nigerian authorities on a prominent Shiite movement for "terrorism" has driven fears of a worsening crackdown that could ignite a new conflict.
FG bans Shiite group after deadly clashes
Nigeria's presidency on Sunday said the government was banning a Shiite group after a spate of deadly clashes at protests in the capital.
Shiites to federal government: You’re inciting us to violence
The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), known as the Shiites organisation, has blamed the Federal Government’s failure to obey the court order for their endless protests and face-off with security agencies, often leading to a breakdown of law and order, and loss of lives.
Eight 'terrorist' suspects killed in Saudi Arabia
Eight members of a "terrorist" cell were killed on Saturday in a police raid in Saudi Arabia's eastern Qatif region, a Shiite minority stronghold, state media reported. The recently-formed cell was preparing to carry out "terrorist" activities against the security of the country, the official Saudi Press Agency reported citing a state security spokesman. He…
Saudi kills two suspects after attack in Shiite region
Two suspects armed with explosives were killed and two others arrested after they attacked a security checkpoint in a Shiite stronghold in eastern Saudi Arabia, local media reported Sunday. The attack occurred in Abu Hadriyah, a highway linking the kingdom's oil-rich Eastern Province to Bahrain and Kuwait, as the assailants tried to flee the country,…
Court adjourns indefinitely trial of El-Zakzaky, wife
A Kaduna State High Court presided over by Justice Gideon Kurada on Monday adjourned indefinitely, the trial of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiite, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zinat. NAN reports that El-Zakzaky and wife, are standing trial over allegations of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, and…