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Shiite Muslims Win 8 Seats in Kuwait Parliament

Kuwait’s Shia minority has won eight seats in the parliamentary elections that were held for the second time in eight months, official results show. Shiite Muslims Win 8 Seats in Kuwait Parliament (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Kuwait’s Shia minority has won eight seats in the parliamentary elections that were held for the second time in eight months, official results show. The final results showed early Sunday ...

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Turkish court cancels plan to redevelop Istanbul’s Taksim Square

A Turkish court has blocked a redevelopment project for Istanbul's Taksim Square after the country was rocked by four weeks of anti-government protests. The court ruling is seen as a big blow to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who had strongly backed the project, but is also seen as a victory for the opposition that has been staging nationwide rallies against it. Istanbul has been the epicenter of anti ...

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Yemen Shia Funeral Turns into Protest

The funeral of Zaidi Shias, killed on Sunday by Yemen’s security forces, has turned into an angry anti-government demonstration in the country’s capital Sana’a. (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - On Thursday, thousands of demonstrators marched from University Square in the north towards the Grand Mosque in central Sana’a and demanded the government dismantle Yemen’s national security services. On Monday, the Zaidis ...

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Yemeni Police Kill 10 Shiite Houthi Protesters

The Yemeni police have killed at least 10 Shia Houthi protesters and injured dozens others at a demonstration in the capital Sana’a, a senior Yemeni security official says. (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - The Yemeni police have killed at least 10 Shia Houthi protesters and injured dozens others at a demonstration in the capital Sana’a, a senior Yemeni security official says. On Sunday, the Houthis demonstrated o ...

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Jordan:Takfiris Burn Jaafar Bin Abi Taleb’s Tomb

Hundreds of Takfiri extremists South Jordan burnt the shrine of Jaafar Bin Abi Taleb, Imam Ali’s brother (PBUH). The Ismaili sect – a branch of the Shiite sect – supervises the shrine located in al-Mazar, South Jordan. This comes only two days after al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front desecrated Hujr Bin Oday’s shrine, who is Prophet Mohammad’s Companion. The shrine is considered a sanctity for all Muslims i ...

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Protest in Turkey Against Shia Genocide in Quetta, Pakistan

Hundreds of Turks protested against the genocide which took place in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province in Pakistan. ISTANBUL (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Hundreds of people joined this demonstration on 22nd of February in Zeynebiye Mosque which was organized after the Friday prayer by Sheikh Hamid Turan. This protest which started after the recitation of Quran by one of the scholars, Sheikh Ehed Tal ...

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Kurdish protesters clash with Turkish police

Kurdish protesters have clashed with police in Turkey during demonstrations marking the 14th anniversary of the arrest of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan. The clashes broke out in several southeastern provinces and in the city of Istanbul on Friday. Police fired tear gas and used water cannon to disperse protesters in two towns in Hakkari province, while in Mardin three demonstrators a ...

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Veiled Turkish teacher prevented from entering exam hall

A university professor in Turkey has prohibited a female teacher from entering an exam hall, where she was a proctor, for wearing a headscarf. The proctor, identified as Ilham Duran, arrived at a school in the city of Kayseri, situated some 265 kilometers (164 miles) east of the capital, Ankara, on Sunday morning, and was prevented by Halit Yetisir, a professor who was overseeing the examinations, from ente ...

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Human Rights Watch censures Kuwaiti government

Human Rights Watch has criticized Kuwait over convicting former politicians for insulting the emir. Nadim Houry, the deputy Middle East director at the New York-based human rights organization, said on Thursday, “Sending politicians to prison for criticizing the ruler is at odds with official claims that Kuwait is a beacon of freedom in the [Persian] Gulf.” On February 5, a criminal court in Kuwait sentence ...

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First US Patriot missile battery becomes operational in SE Turkey

The first US Patriot missile battery deployed along Turkey’s border with Syria has become operational, US military officials say. A second US Patriot battery is expected to become operational in the coming days as construction at its operational site in the southeastern province of Gaziantep nears completion. Four Patriot batteries belonging to Germany and the Netherlands were activated last week in souther ...

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