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UN warns of wider sectarian war across Iraq, Syria

The Middle East appears on the brink of wider sectarian war engulfing Iraq and Syria with radical Islamist insurgents wantonly kidnapping, torturing and killing civilians, UN human rights investigators said in a report on Tuesday.

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Bahrain to combat sectarian hatred

Bahrain is to set up a committee to combat sectarian hatred. The move was announced yesterday as His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa chaired the weekly Cabinet meeting at Gudaibiya Palace, said a

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Over 1,000 killed in Iraq violence in May

More than 1,000 people were killed in violence in Iraq in May, making it the deadliest month since the sectarian slaughter of 2006-07, the United Nations said on Saturday, as fears mounted of a return to civil wa

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Syria 'a political conflict, not sectarian'

  Turkey believes Damascus is now portraying the Syrian crisis as a Sunni-Shi'ite conflict to mask President Bashar al-Assad's loss of political authority, according to a senior adviser to Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan.

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Sectarian fury, Syria turmoil pressure Iraq

  A fugitive vice president condemned to death and rallying opposition to Iraq's "sectarian" prime minister, fresh bloodshed in the streets and the entire Middle East divided by religion over the war across the bord

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Hamas ditches Assad, backs Syrian rebels

Leaders of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas turned publicly against their long-time ally President Bashar al-Assad of Syria on Friday, endorsing the revolt aimed at overthrowing his dynastic rule. The policy shift deprives Assad of

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Egyptian sectarian clashes seen rising

Egypt must face up to increasing sectarian violence and prosecute offenders in order to stave off a further rise in such attacks, a study by a rights group said. 'The state does not have a plan to quash sectarian tension and it does no

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100 bodies found in Iraq mass grave

Iraqi security forces found about 100 badly decomposed bodies in a mass grave north of Baghdad, the US military said on Saturday, one of the largest such finds in the country for months. US and Iraqi security forces said it was not clear w

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