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Shi’ite group declared terrorists

A Nigerian court granted government permission to label a local Shi’ite Muslim group a terrorist organisation, the solicitor general told Reuters. Members of the Islamic...

More Shi’ite, security forces clashes in Nigeria

Nigerian troops and police again clashed with Shi’ite Muslim protesters in Abuja and gunfire was heard, according to a Reuters witness. The air was thick...

Police, Shi’ite Muslims clash in Abuja

Nigerian police and Shi’ite Muslim protesters clashed in Abuja on Monday, with at least a demonstrator, journalist and a senior policeman killed, highlighting security...

Shi’ite rivalry paralyses Iraq’s government

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A growing rivalry between two powerful Shi'ite Muslim factions has paralysed efforts to form a government in Iraq six months after an...

Iraq could split if Shi’ite militias enter Mosul

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Iraq is at risk of partition and the worst sectarian bloodletting since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion if Shi'ite paramilitary units get involved...

U.S. says concerned by deaths of Nigerian Shi’ites in clash with...

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The United States on Friday said it was concerned by the deaths of Nigerians in clashes between Shi'ite Muslims and police earlier...

Islamic State leader says “no retreat” from Mosul assault

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Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi told his followers on Thursday there could be no retreat in a "total war" against the...

Amnesty accuses Nigerian army of mass killings of Shi’ites in northern...

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Amnesty International said on Friday that Nigeria's army killed hundreds of men, women and children from a minority Shi'ite Muslim sect last...

Amnesty urges probe over allegation Nigerian army secretly buried Shi’ites

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Claims by a Kaduna state official that Nigeria's military secretly buried 347 people after clashes with members of a minority Shi'ite Muslim...

Insight – Nigeria faces new rift over alleged Shi’ite massacre

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Piles of rubble are all that remain of the residence of Nigeria's most prominent Shi'ite Muslim leader after it was demolished by...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...