shiite

middle east

Bahrain's Government Is Trying to Shut Down Its Main Opposition Group

A Bahraini court ordered the suspension of the country's main opposition group al-Wefaq on Tuesday in what appeared to be an escalating campaign against dissent in the Western-allied Gulf Arab kingdom.
VICE News and Reuters
6.14.16
VICE News

Fighting the Islamic State with Iraq’s Golden Division: The Road to Fallujah

VICE News embedded with Iraq’s Golden Division Special Forces as they launched an offensive against the Islamic State in the Western province of Anbar.
VICE News
6.13.16
Islamic State

The Road To Fallujah (Trailer)

Coming Soon: VICE News embedded with Iraq’s Golden Division Special Forces as they launched an offensive against the Islamic State in the Western province of Anbar.
VICE News
6.2.16
africa

Nigerian Army Accused of Murdering Hundreds of Shiite Muslims, Burning Some Alive

Amnesty International says the Nigerian army tried to cover up the unlawful killings of members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria, which took place in city of Zaria over a two-day period spanning in December last year.
VICE News
4.22.16
Australia

Mom Who Hired Mercenaries to Kidnap Kids from Lebanese Surfer Dad Faces Judge Monday

The Australian mother says the father took the children without her permission to Lebanon, so she hired a team of Brits and Lebanese (accompanied by an Australian TV crew) to "rescue" them. The operation was captured on video.
Venetia Rainey
4.17.16
war and conflict

Islamic State Behind Three Bombings That Killed 60 Near Syria's Holiest Shiite Shrine

A car bomb and two suicide bombers targeted an area of Damascus where Hezbollah and other Shiite militias from Iraq and Iran have a strong presence.
Reuters and VICE News
1.31.16
middle east

The Islamic State Lashes Out With Suicide Bombings After Losing Territory in Iraq

Two deadly attacks targeted Iraq's ruling Shiite majority, and killed 26 people in two separate explosions in Baghdad.
Avi Asher-Schapiro
11.13.15
middle east

A Pardon From Saudi Arabia's King Might be the Last Hope for a Shiite Cleric Facing a Death Sentence

Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr's family says he is at risk of imminent execution after the country's supreme court upheld a 2014 death sentence against the scholar and human rights activist.
Reuters and VICE News
10.25.15
middle east

Syria and Iraq Are Disintegrating, US Defense Intel Chief Says

Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart is pessimistic about the future of the two countries as violent sectarian conflicts rage within their borders.
VICE News
9.11.15
middle east

Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Baghdad Bombing That Killed 62

The truck detonated in the Jameela market in the Iraqi capital's crowded Sadr City neighborhood shortly after dawn on Thursday. IS said it targeted a gathering place of Shiites, and vowed more attacks.
VICE News
8.13.15
middle east

Iraqi Authorities Reveal 'Ingenious' Tactics Used By Islamic State Group in Baghdad Car Bombings

Announcing 31 arrests, Iraqi officials described how a group hid explosives in Quran boxes and displayed bottles of liquor in their vehicles to throw off investigators.
Liz Fields
3.17.15
iran

Lawyers Question Legality of British Naval Base in Bahrain

The lawyers say Britain did not conduct a review of human rights risks before agreeing to build the base in the country, VICE News has learned.
Katie Engelhart
3.17.15
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