Sunni majority Syria was carved out of Ottoman Turkey in 1945, but since 1970, the Assad clan from an Alawite minority has ruled over it.
Azerbaijan's Heydar mosque is the largest mosque in Azerbaijan and in the entire Caucasus.
Iraqi demonstrators are being killed in the streets for demanding an end to a corrupt status quo propped installed by the US and propped up by Iran.
Iraqi officials said that twelve civilians have been killed and five wounded in an explosion on a bus at the main checkpoint for the northern entrance to Karbala.
The accident occurred at a major shrine where Shia pilgrims were marking the holy day of Ashura. Officials say another 100 people are injured.
Abdullah Yusuf Ali wrote perhaps the most famous translation of the Quran but he also supported the British against the Ottomans and died a lonely man.
Since the US quit the nuclear deal with Iran, there has never been a better time for the two to sit down and talk.
Security agencies ordered to arrest anyone who claims membership in Islamic Movement of Nigeria led by Sheikh Ibrahim el Zakzaky, detained since 2015 following a clash his followers had with troops.
How the city's persecuted minority survives the trauma caused by extremist militant groups who target them for practising their faith.
Political factions in Iraq have failed to form a government seven months after elections amid deadlocked parliamentary politics. Here are the major issues complicating Iraq’s painful post-election period.
Millions of Muslims are gathering in the Iraqi city of Karbala for Arbaeen, one of Shia Islam's most important annual events. What exactly is it and why is it so important?
Muharram is the first month in the Islamic year and fasting during this time holds a very special place within the Alevi, a community in Turkey that belongs to a branch of Shia Islam.
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