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Iran’s Khamenei vows revenge after deadly attack on Shi’ite pilgrims
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Iran’s Khamenei vows revenge after deadly attack on Shi’ite pilgrims

DUBAI, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Iran’s supreme Leader vowed on Thursday to retaliate against those threatening the country’s security after the massacre of Shi’ite pilgrims, an assault claimed by Islamic State which threatens to inflame tensions amid widespread anti-government protests. In a statement read on state TV, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the assailants “will surely...

Gunmen attack major Shiite holy site in Iran, killing 15
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Gunmen attack major Shiite holy site in Iran, killing 15

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Gunmen attacked a major Shiite holy site in Iran on Wednesday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens. The attack came as protesters elsewhere in Iran marked a symbolic 40 days since a woman’s death in custody ignited the biggest anti-government movement in over a decade. State TV...

Gunmen Attack Major Shiite Holy Site In Iran, Killing At Least 15
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Gunmen Attack Major Shiite Holy Site In Iran, Killing At Least 15

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Gunmen opened fire Wednesday at a major Shiite holy site in the southern city of Shiraz, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens, according to state-run media. The official website of the judiciary says two gunmen were arrested and a third is on the run after the attack...

Fifteen dead in Iran attack on Shiite shrine
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Fifteen dead in Iran attack on Shiite shrine

At least 15 people were killed Wednesday in an attack on a key Shiite Muslim shrine in southern Iran, state media said, with the Islamic State group claiming the assault. The attack carried out by an armed “terrorist” during evening prayers at the Shah Cheragh mausoleum in the city of Shiraz also wounded at least...

Several people killed as gunmen open fire at shrine in Iran’s Shiraz
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Several people killed as gunmen open fire at shrine in Iran’s Shiraz

Issued on: 26/10/2022 – 18:38 At least 13 people were killed and several others were injured when gunmen on Wednesday opened fire at a Shiite Muslim shrine in the southern Iranian city of Shiraz, state media reported. State TV, which put the death toll at 13, blamed the attack on “takfiris,” a term that refers...

Rockets hit Baghdad’s Green Zone as Iraqi MPs meet to elect president
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Rockets hit Baghdad’s Green Zone as Iraqi MPs meet to elect president

Issued on: 13/10/2022 – 10:34 At least three rockets hit Baghdad’s Green Zone on Thursday as a parliamentary session was about to meet to elect a new president and break a political gridlock. The rocket attack came as the crisis-hit country makes its fourth attempt this year to elect a president more than a year...

Who are the rival Shiite politicians vying to fill Iraq’s political vacuum?
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Who are the rival Shiite politicians vying to fill Iraq’s political vacuum?

Ten months after the October 2021 parliamentary elections, Iraq is still mired in a political impasse that turned deadly Monday after Moqtada al-Sadr announced his resignation from politics. Supporters of the powerful cleric clashed with followers of rival Shiite parties, plunging Iraq into a crisis that could draw in regional powers. FRANCE 24 looks at the various players...

Iran closes borders with Iraq over unrest following Sadr’s resignation from politics
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Iran closes borders with Iraq over unrest following Sadr’s resignation from politics

Issued on: 30/08/2022 – 10:01 Fighting between rival Iraqi forces raged for a second day Tuesday as the death toll from violence sparked by Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s resignation from politics mounted to 23, according to medical sources. The violence prompted Iran to close its air and land borders with Iraq just as millions of Iranians were preparing...

Clashes erupt after Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr resigns, 5 dead
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Clashes erupt after Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr resigns, 5 dead

An influential Shiite cleric announced Monday he would resign from Iraqi politics, prompting hundreds of his angry followers to storm the government palace and sparking clashes with security forces in which at least five protesters were killed. Protesters loyal to cleric Muqtada al-Sadr pulled down the cement barriers outside...

Clashes Erupt After Iraqi Shiite Cleric Resigns, 5 Dead
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Clashes Erupt After Iraqi Shiite Cleric Resigns, 5 Dead

By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and SAMYA KULLAB, Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) — An influential Shiite cleric announced Monday he would resign from Iraqi politics, prompting hundreds of his angry followers to storm the government palace and sparking clashes with security forces in which at least five protesters were killed. Protesters loyal to cleric Muqtada al-Sadr pulled...