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13th Apr 2013

Muslim Brotherhood paves way for Qatar’s ascent

By Layla al-Shoumari Al-Akhbar: In the wake of the Arab uprisings, Qatar is using its vast wealth and media empire to become a regional superpower. Its historic ties with the Muslim Brotherhood will determine the success of Doha’s strategy. It … Continued

12th Apr 2013

Al-Qa’ida in the Levant Awaits its Amir

By Radwan Mortada Al-Akhbar: Syria’s main group, al-Nusra Front, declares its allegiance to al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri and agrees to a merger with the Islamic State in Iraq in a joint effort to revive the caliphate. After much speculation about … Continued

Egypt: Christian-Muslim gunfight kills five
7th Apr 2013

Egypt: Christian-Muslim gunfight kills five

Christian-Muslim violence that erupted north of Cairo killed five people and left six other people wounded, Egyptian sources said on Saturday. “Five people were killed in the clashes, including four Christians. In addition to this, six others were wounded, at … Continued

Pakistan:  Yet another Shi’a trader shot dead
3rd Apr 2013

Pakistan: Yet another Shi’a trader shot dead

PESHAWAR, (Tribune Express): Another Shia’ shopkeeper was gunned down on Tuesday afternoon. Zulqarnain Haider was near his shop in Dora Chowk, Phandu Road when he was killed. Also known as Prince, Haider, a resident of Kachi Mohallah, was at Dora … Continued

Indonesia’s displaced Shi’as languish
3rd Apr 2013

Indonesia’s displaced Shi’as languish

SAMPANG/MADURA, (IRIN): Eights months after dozens of Shi’a Muslims on Indonesia’s Madura Island were driven from their homes by mobs from neighbouring Sunni villages, the displaced remain in poor conditions with no immediate prospect of returning. Almost 170 Shi’as in … Continued

Africa: State of Egypt’s Coptic Church
29th Mar 2013

Africa: State of Egypt’s Coptic Church

By: Abdel Rahman Youssef   A year after the death last March of Pope Shenouda III, the 117th patriarch of the Egyptian Coptic church, Egypt’s Copts face the challenge of adapting to the new reality that has been taking shape … Continued

Pakistan: ‘Sectarian killing’: Govt official gunned down in Gulberg
28th Mar 2013

Pakistan: ‘Sectarian killing’: Govt official gunned down in Gulberg

By Riaz Ahmad PESHAWAR, (Tribune Express): Khawaja Imran Ali, a sub-division officer of Town II, was killed and his son Raza Ali critically injured after unidentified men on a motorcycle opened fire at them in Izzat Khan Chowk, Gulberg on … Continued

Sectarianism in the Middle East and its rise in the UK, Standpoint, Sahar TV. Interview done on 29 May 2013 and transmitted on 12 June 2013


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