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New unity push by young Bahrainis

An anti-sectarian campaign has been launched by a group of young Bahrainis, who hope to unite the country in the wake of terror threats. The online initiative, #NoToSectarianism, is being spearheaded by Bahraini photographer Ebrah

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Bahrain's Shias, Sunnis in joint prayer

“Bahrainis have set a model of unity in the face of conspirators against the Arab and Islamic nations,” said Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa yesterday. All mosques are

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Saudi King aims for new Sunni bloc vs Iran, IS

Saudi Arabia is pushing for Sunni Muslim Middle East countries to set aside differences over political Islam and focus on what it sees as more urgent threats from Iran and Islamic State. Its new monarch, King Salman, has used summ

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Saudi, Iran swap blames as tensions persist

Senior Saudi and Iranian officials have renewed criticism of each other's interventions in the Middle East in a sign that tensions between the rival Gulf powers remain high despite top-level meetings this summer. Saudi Foreign

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Dozens of Iraqis killed in mosque shooting

At least 70 Iraqi worshippers were killed in a mosque carnage in a volatile province outside Baghdad yesterday (August 22), a report said. Militants first detonated a bomb near the entrance of the Sunni mosque and then used machin

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The doubt at the heart of Iraq's Sunni 'revolution'

Sheikh Ali Hatem Suleiman, one of the leaders of the Sunni revolt against the Shi'ite-led government of Iraq, sat cross-legged on a couch last month, lit another Marlboro Red, and discussed the struggle with visitors from his home city of Ra

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Iraq headed for chaos unless politicians unite: UN

Iraqi soldiers backed by Shi'ite militias fought Sunni rebels for control of a military base northeast of Baghdad as a UN envoy warned of chaos if divided lawmakers did not make progress on Sunday towards naming a government.

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Iraq chases Baghdad sleeper cells as 'Zero Hour' looms

Iraqi insurgents are preparing for an assault on Baghdad, with sleeper cells planted inside the capital to rise up at "Zero Hour" and aid fighters pushing in from the outskirts, according to senior Iraqi and US security officials.

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Divergent visions could split Iraq's Sunni revolt

The militants dismantling Iraq's borders and threatening regional war are far from united - theirs is a marriage of convenience between ultra-hardline religious zealots and more pragmatic Sunni armed groups, said experts. For

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Sunni uprising in Iraq wins muted GCC support

The Sunni uprising in Iraq has received enthusiastic support from many Gulf Arabs, despite official unease over the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, branded a terrorist group by governments in the region. While public opinion

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