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Influential cleric calls for Sunni-Shi'ite talks in Iraq

An influential Sunni Muslim cleric said on Monday that only dialogue could solve Iraq's crisis, sounding a conciliatory note on the threat posed by Sunni Islamist insurgents that could further polarise the Middle East along sectarian lines.

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Yemen seals truce with Shi'ite rebels

Yemen's defence ministry and Shi'ite rebels have agreed to a ceasefire after clashes which have shaken the capital Sanaa and its outskirts, the country's official 26 September newspaper said. Since the breakdown last w

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Iran 'supplying arms to Shi'ite opposition'

Seventeen US intelligence agencies have confirmed to Congress that Iran is supplying weapons to Bahrain's opposition. They claim that such action could ignite sectarian havoc in the region, said a report in the Gulf Daily News

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Scores killed in Iraq bloodshed

Suicide bombers and gunmen killed scores of people in Iraq on Monday in attacks mostly targeting Shi'ite Muslim pilgrims and official buildings ahead of a major Shi'ite ritual next week. Al Qaeda-linked Sunni Muslim milita

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14 Alawites killed by bomb in central Syria

A roadside bomb killed at least 14 members of President Bashar Al-Assad's minority Alawite on Thursday in the central Syrian province of Homs, an opposition monitoring group said. The blast targeted two buses near the Alawite

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Bomb attacks kill 71 in Baghdad and suburbs

At least 71 people were killed and 201 wounded in a series of bombings and other attacks across Baghdad on Wednesday, police and medical sources said, extending the worst wave of sectarian bloodshed in Iraq for at least five years.

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Wave of car bombings kills 60 in Iraq

Twelve car bombs exploded across Iraq early on Monday, killing at least 60 people in predominantly Shi'ite areas, police and medical sources said. At least 10 people were killed when two car bombs blew up near a bus station in

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Iraqi MPs block Maliki from third term

Iraq's parliament passed a law on Saturday intended to block Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki from a third term, as the Shi'ite premier faced growing pressure from mass Sunni street protests. Lawmakers from Sunni, Kurdish and

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