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Tour of Beirut's divided streets

Tour of Beirut's divided streets | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
More than 20 years after the Lebanese civil war ended, Beirut is still split into political and sectarian enclaves.
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Could Iraq descend into a civil war again? (VIDEO)

The scars of Iraq's painful bloodletting are deep, and a powerful disincentive against a return to open warfare. But Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is moving against Sunni Arabs, his political enemies.
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The Sunni Awakening Braces for an Iraq Without U.S.

The Sunni Awakening Braces for an Iraq Without U.S. | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
As the Sunni Awakening, former insurgents helped swing the war. Now they face the rule of a Shiite-run government.
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Two Afghanistan bombings aimed at Shiites kill at least 59 people

Two Afghanistan bombings aimed at Shiites kill at least 59 people | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Bomb blasts targeting Shiite Muslim gatherings Tuesday in two Afghan cities killed at least 59 people and injured 150, a rare outbreak of sectarian violence in a country racked by 10 years of war with Taliban insurgents.
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Saudi Arabia Says Four Killed in Unrest in Oil-Rich East

Four people were killed and nine wounded in clashes between Shiite Muslims and Saudi Arabian security forces in the oil-rich Eastern Province, according to the official Saudi Press Agency.
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Iraq’s Syria stance is Sunni-Shiite related, analysts say

Iraq’s Syria stance is Sunni-Shiite related, analysts say | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

Iraq’s refusal to back Arab measures against Syria, which has since March been trying to crush a popular uprising, has confessional overtones and may boost sectarian division here, analysts say.

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Sunni Awakening Members Die in Explosion in Iraq

Sunni Awakening Members Die in Explosion in Iraq | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The attack highlights growing Sunni frustration with how the Shiite-dominated Iraqi government deals with their security.
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Sectarian rifts erupt again in Saudi Arabia

Sectarian rifts erupt again in Saudi Arabia | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Shiite rioting sends warning that Riyadhs financial largesse doesn’t address grievances.
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Assad holds Syria army despite Sunni-Alawite divide

AMMAN, April 6 (Reuters) - Senior Syrian army ranks are packed with loyal members of President Bashar al-Assad's Alawite minority, reducing any prospect of military pressure on him to stand aside if protests grow, military experts say.
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Saudi Shi'ites Protest for Reforms

Hundreds of Shi'ites in Saudi Arabia rallied in two towns in the kingdom's eastern province of Qatif, where they demanded the release of prisoners and the withdrawal of Saudi troops from Bahrain.
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Thousands Rally In Iraq Against Bahrain Crackdown

Thousands Rally In Iraq Against Bahrain Crackdown | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Reports say thousands of people rallied today across Iraq to denounce a crackdown on Shi'ite-led demonstrators in Bahrain.
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Bahrain Brings Back the Sectarianism

Bahrain Brings Back the Sectarianism | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
While the American and international debate over Libya continues, the situation in Bahrain has just taken a sharp turn for the worse. A brutal crackdown on the protestors followed the controversial entry of security forces from Saudi Arabia and three other GCC states.
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As Saudi Arabia Advances

As Saudi Arabia Advances | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
There is no better sign of the reality that Washington has become a marginal player in much of the Middle East.
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Sunni leaders warn of sectarian chaos in Iraq

Sunni leaders warn of sectarian chaos in Iraq | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Duleimi sheikhs claim marginalised Sunnis now have little input into affairs of state in post-US Iraq...
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Tensions rise as Iraq seeks Sunni VP arrest

Tensions rise as Iraq seeks Sunni VP arrest | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi authorities issued an arrest warrant for Sunni Muslim Vice-President Tareq al-Hashemi on Monday for suspected ties to assassinations and bombings, a decision likely to fuel sectarian...
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Revenge of the Sunnis

Revenge of the Sunnis | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

The last decade has been marked by the rise of the Shiites in the Middle East. Through the bullet and the ballot box, Shiite parties have risen to power from Baghdad to Beirut -- thereby extending Iran's reach into the heart of the Arab world. Sunni rulers have viewed with much anxiety the new "Shiite crescent" that extends from Iran all the way to Lebanon.

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A year of suffering for Pakistan's Shias

A year of suffering for Pakistan's Shias | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The BBC's Syed Shoaib Hasan in the Pakistani city of Karachi say that 2011 has been a particularly bad year for the country's beleaguered Shia community.
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Yemeni Shiite Rebels Attack Sunni School, Killing 20, AFP Says

Twenty people were killed and 70 wounded when Yemeni Shiite rebels attacked a Sunni Islamist school near the northern city of Saada yesterday, Agence France Presse reported, citing an unidentified tribesperson.
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Azerbaijan: Baku Takes Controversial Action to Shield against Iranian Meddling

On the eve of an Amnesty International report that takes Azerbaijan to task for restrictions on individual liberty, Azerbaijani legislators on November 15 imposed stiff state controls on religious act...
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Hiring Narcos to Murder the Saudi Ambassador? If It’s True, Tehran Is Pretty Dumb - Global Spin

Hiring Narcos to Murder the Saudi Ambassador? If It’s True, Tehran Is Pretty Dumb   - Global Spin | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
If Iranian government operatives really did try to contract a Mexican drug cartel to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the U.S., as the Obama Administration alleges today, then they weren’t just being diabolical.
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Bahrain government accuses Hezbollah of aiding opposition groups

Bahrain government accuses Hezbollah of aiding opposition groups | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The militant group Hezbollah is actively plotting with the opposition in Bahrain to overthrow the country's ruling family, the government said in a confidential report to the United Nations.
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Bahrain: The Quiet Crackdown

Bahrain: The Quiet Crackdown | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Bahrain has stepped up the arrests of Shia Muslims, including many cyber activists, with more than 300 detained and dozens missing since it launched a crackdown on pro-democracy protests, the opposition has said.
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In Bahrain, Many Sunnis Say Crackdown Was Only Option

In Bahrain, Many Sunnis Say Crackdown Was Only Option | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Defenders of the government and its crackdown say urgent measures were needed to prevent economic calamity.
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Bahrain funeral turns into defiant protest

Bahrain funeral turns into defiant protest | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Days after the Bahraini government banned demonstrations by opponents, about 2,000 residents of the mostly Shiite Muslim village of Sitra turned a funeral into the first protest under a new three-month state of emergency, a show of deepening resistance against the regime. The government has arrested more dissidents and human rights workers, destroying their homes and also beating relatives, witnesses said. Many other activists have now gone into hiding in this tiny country, their family members said. The regime also demolished the towering national monument at Pearl Square traffic circle, where demonstrators had gathered for weeks before their rout Wednesday. In Sitra, a long-time target of government raids, a funeral procession for a man killed by state security transformed into a protest against Bahrain's Sunni Muslim royal family.
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Saudi Arabia Demonstrators Hold Rallies in al-Qatif, Awwamiya

Saudi Arabia Demonstrators Hold Rallies in al-Qatif, Awwamiya | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
About 1,000 people in Saudi Arabia’s eastern city of al-Qatif defied a ban on demonstrations yesterday and protested peacefully to demand the country’s troops end their incursion into Bahrain.
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