A conference on unity and peaceful coexistence among Shia and Sunni Muslims was held in New Delhi, India, on Monday.

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused the Bahraini regime of systematically targeting religious leaders of the country’s Shia community and violating the clerics’ right to freedom of expression and gathering.

Bahrain's top Shia cleric went on trial Wednesday on charges of illegal fund raising and money laundering, judicial sources said, just weeks after the tiny kingdom revoked his citizenship.

Bahraini Shia cleric Sheikh Issa Qassem will reportedly go on trial in August for alleged “money laundering” amid simmering anger in the country against a Manama decision to strip him of his citizenship.

Bahraini forces have attacked a group of demonstrators who had taken to the street to denounce Manama’s decision to revoke that nationality of prominent Shia Muslim cleric, Sheikh Issa Qassim.

Bahrain has suspended all activities by the country’s largest Shia political group and frozen its assets, the Bahraini Justice Ministry says.

Iram Jafri's older brother was 39 when he was killed as he left his office in Pakistan in 2001.

Grand Sheikh of Al Azhar stressed fraternal ties between Shia and Sunni demanding for closer ties between the two Islamic denominations.

A number of Shia and Sunni Muslim scholars in a seminar in Quetta, Pakistan, stressed the important role of religious leaders and intellectuals in boosting Islamic unity.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said promoting Islamic and Shia teachings in the Republic of Azerbaijan will boost public support for the country’s government.


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