Posts Tagged “Shiite”

Arab League backs Saudis against Iran aggression

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The Arab League met in emergency session to show support for Saudi Arabia which is spearheading a front to block increasing aggression by Iran and its radicalized, oppressive government. Tehran accused of provoking violence targeted at undermining Arab World stability Gulf Cooperation Council also condemns Iranian violence and terrorism in region Arab League foreign ministers meeting…

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Saudi Arabia taking on Islamic extremism

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Saudi Arabia taking on Islamic extremism

Although Saudi Arabia has traditionally been associated with a more puritanical form of Islam — Wahabis — it is far more moderate and is the frontline against rising radicalism in the Muslim World. As the custodian of two of Islam’s holiest sites, Saudi Arabia recently organized a coalition of 34 Islamic allies to fight rising…

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Through guns Saudi Arabia and Iran “negotiate” in Yemen

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Through guns Saudi Arabia and Iran “negotiate” in Yemen

Yemen reflects growing war between Saudi Arabia and Gulf countries, and Iran, and between Sunni and Shi’ite Muslim sects. But divided Arab World can’t keep ISIS in check By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz East Meredith, NY — Saudi Arabia has responded to the coup in Yemen as nothing but another instance of Iran’s “hegemony” in the Arab world,…

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Sarah Houssayni offers new book on Shiite life in Lebanon

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Sarah Houssayni offers new book on Shiite life in Lebanon

Lebanese author Sarah Houssayni provides insight into the life and challenges of Shiite residents in the suburbs of Beirut in her new book, “Fireworks.” Fireworks, the debut novel from Lebanese-born Sarah Houssayni, transports readers to the Shiite suburbs leveled and devastated during the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah War. Quite literally a tale of war and peace, the book…

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