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B. 2016-01-03 Iran: Saudis face 'divine revenge' Iran
2016-01-02 Anger at execution of top Shia cleric Saudi Arabia
D. 2015-09-26 Saudi mufti says stampede deaths 'beyond human control' Saudi Arabia
4. 2015-06-26 Tunisia beach attack: 80 'propagandist' mosques to be closed Tunisia
5. 2014-10-15 Saudi Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr 'sentenced to death' Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
G. 2014-06-29 ISIS declares new Islamic caliphate Iraq
H. 2014-06-13 Iraq cleric issues Shia call to arms Iraq
I. 2013-10-15 Clerics rule besieged Damascus residents may eat dogs Damascus
J. 2013-08-10 Al-Azhar seeks Egypt reconciliation Egypt

Saudi mufti says stampede deaths 'beyond human control'  Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia's most senior cleric, the grand mufti, has said the stampede at the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca on Thursday was beyond human control Tunisia beach attack: 80 'propagandist' mosques to be closed  Tunisia will shut down about 80 mosques accused of inciting violence, Prime Minister Habib Essid has said, after a beach attack that left 39 people dead Saudi Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr 'sentenced to death'   Saudi Arabia: A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced the Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr to death, his family says   ISIS declares new Islamic caliphate
Iran: Saudis face 'divine revenge'  Saudi Arabia will face 'divine revenge' for its execution of a prominent Shia cleric, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has warned Anger at execution of top Shia cleric
  Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia's execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr has sparked anger and protests in Shia communities across the region

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  Iraq: The Al Qaeda breakaway group that has seized much of northern Syria and neighboring Iraq formally declared the creation of an Islamic state


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  Egypt: President Obama is offering a hand of friendship to Islam and addressing an array of quandaries and conflicts dividing the two cultures.    At Cairo University, Obama delivered his long-awaited and wide-ranging speech on American and Muslim relations, the rights of Israel and the Pal...
Feb.28 President bends to demand for sharia law. Somalia Jan.6 Women banned from shrine. Baghdad

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Sep.19 Web site of influential Shiite cleric hacked
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Dec.20 Millions stone the devil
. Saudi Arabia Dec.16 Muslims gather for Hajj pilgrimage. Mecca Aug.7 Pilgrimage's history prompts to ban traffic. Baghdad May.1 Office having sectarian agenda. Baghdad

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Dec.27   Muslims begin the Hajj pilgrimage   Mecca: An estimated 3 million Muslims have begun leaving for Mecca to begin the annual pilgrimage amid enhanced security Sep.24 PM calls for Ramadan unity
. Baghdad Sep.14   Muslims blast pope's Islam speech
  Muslim leaders have condemned Benedict over comments he made about Islam in Germany and demanded he apologize.    In his speech at the University of Regensburg, Benedict quoted criticism of Islam by Byzantine Emperor, who wrote that everything Mohammad brought was evil , 'such as his command to spread by the sword the fa...
Aug.19 Security tight for pilgrimage. Baghdad Mar.4   al-Zawahiri condemns cartoons
  In a videotape broadcast, Osama bin Laden's No. 2 condemned published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed Jan.7   Pilgrims descend on Mecca for Hajj   About 2 million Muslims from around the world were gathering under heavy security for the annual pilgrimage

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Dec.29   Row deepens over Danish cartoons
  Arab foreign ministers have condemned the failing to act against a newspaper that published cartoons of the Prophet
Dec.4 Allawi chased from mosque   Iraq: Former Prime Minister was chased from a mosque in Najaf in what he said was an apparent attempt on his life

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Aug.26 Shiites stream into Najaf mosque   Iraq: Thousands of marchers from across the country streamed into the Imam Ali Mosque in central Najaf Aug.25 Al-Sistani returns, urges march on Najaf  Iraq: Grand Ayatollah called on Iraqis to march to help rescue the holy city. Some of al-Sadr's top aides have been captured Apr.13 Al-Sadr 'ready to sacrifice'. Iraq Jan.30 Muslim pilgrimage nears its climax. Saudi Arabia

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Jul.2 Islamist leaders freed
. Algeria Apr.23 Pilgrims flood Karbala on final holy day. Iraq Apr.22 Shiite pilgrims flock to Karbala  Iraq: Exuberant Shiite Muslims are reviving a religious tradition that was not allowed under Saddam Hussein Apr.21   Clerics challenge US rule  Iraq: More than 4,000 Shia Muslims converged on the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad and staged an anti-American protest

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Nov.6 Ramadan overshadowed by war threat

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May.6   Pope enters a mosque  Syria: John Paul II has become the first Pontiff to enter a mosque Mar.5 Hajj crush kills pilgrims  Saudi Arabia: A stampede has killed at least 35 Muslim pilgrims during the ritual of the symbolic stoning of Satan

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