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Blast hits bus with Shia pilgrims in SW Pakistan; 23 killed

Twenty-three Shia pilgrims, including women, returning from Iran were killed on Tuesday when a powerful bomb blast hit a bus in the restive Balochistan province of southwest Pakistan. Another 32......

Iran closes border with Pakistan

Iran has closed its border with Pakistan and asked it to arrest and hand over the chief of an anti-Shia militant group linked to several terrorist strikes in Iran, including last week's attack on a......

Terrorism is now global and local

A disparate global network of violent fundamentalist Islamic groups threatens India's eastern flank as much as the north and west with a real possibility of these spilling over into our borders,......

Geneva deal: Is Iran ready to get back into world mainstream?

The Geneva agreement is a signal, which at least Saudi Arabia and Israel are so reading, that normalisation of relations between US and Iran is not merely about the nuclear fuel cycle, says K C......

The Saudis, the Iranians and us

Further deterioration of the US-Saudi relationship will have geo-economic and geopolitical effects, says Nitin Pai. West Asia and North Africa are in the throes of a historic geopolitical shift. It......

COLUMN: The world's new energy economy

India needs to move beyond old assumptions and respond with flexibility, writes Nitin Desai.Two recent developments in the global energy dialogue require us to re-examine some old verities about......

The bets that pay in a listless market

What's good for the United States is good for the world would be one way to paraphrase the famous one-liner about General Motors and America to reflect 21st century realities.The US generates about......

Amit Mitra's recipe to revive Bengal's economy

Trinamool Congress candidate Amit Mitra, who is an economist by training and is pitted against West Bengal Finance Minister Asim Dasgupta in the Assembly polls, has said the state's financial......

20 facts on the fall of America

The world's largest economy, United States is no longer a dream destination. Post-recession, the economy is in doldrums, with huge public and private debt as well as fundamental weaknesses in the......

6 things you MUST know about HRA

The seasonal frenzy has begun once more. Most often towards the end of every financial year doubts and queries about the various tax components play havoc on our minds. To put some of those......

Did Bipasha and John really break up?

The Twitter world is quite a busy one, and Bollywood contributes a great deal to it. Here's looking at the best star tweets of the day. The media was buzzing with the Bipasha Basu-John......

Celeb spotted at Cannes: Shia LaBeouf, Douglas

Cast member Shia LaBeouf arrives at a photocall for the film Wall Street - Money never sleeps during the 63rd Cannes Film Festival in Cannes on Friday. Cannes Film Festival ...

Gurinder Chadha on It's a Wonderful Afterlife

Gurinder Chadha, whose supernatural comedy, It's a Wonderful Afterlife, premiered at Sundance, one of the most popular film festivals across the globe, admits she is a sucker for emotional dramas......

Images: Federer, Stosur enjoy stroll in the sun

World number one Caroline Wozniacki powered into the French Open third round with a 6-3, 7-6 win over Canada's Aleksandra Wozniak on Wednesday. On a hot start to the day, the top seeded Dane......

'Pakistan withdrew tainted trio on ICC advice'

Pakistan withdrew Test captain Salman Butt and bowlers Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif from the tour of England on the advice of the International Cricket Council, a source in the team said on......

Will divorce give Woods more on-course freedom?

With his divorce finally behind him, Tiger Woods will compete in his first tournament in six years as a single man at this week's Barclays Classic in Paramus, New Jersey amid much speculation over......

  People speak for shia iran

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Q. i did'nt get any satisfactory answer on moharram?
:  A. Every year the Shia Muslims commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussein. For ten days the people mourn the death of the Imam, his family and...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/i-didnt-get-any-satisfactory-answer-on-moharram//answers/18704012

rajeev yadav
Q. \"bahrain\" is famous for?
Rajeev Yadav:  A. Bahrain was the banking and corporate center of the Gulf Region, but United Arab Emirates has taken over that role. The ruling family is Sunni, but...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/quotbahrainquot-is-famous-for/18703981/answers/17156503

krish
Q. What is the difference between shia and sunni why there are quarrels between them in moharram every year what is the difference between them
Krish:  A. Sunni and Shah are the two major denominations of Islam. The demographic breakdown between the two groups is difficult to assess and varies by...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-is-the-difference-between-shia-and-sunni-why-there-are-/17156451/answers/16302228

Satya Pandey
Q. Even after 60 years of Independence, the living condition of Muslims in India is dismal. Who is to be blamed, the government or civil society?
Satya Pandey:  A. There are two main reasons that make the Muslims backward. Firstly, the Muslim community is being guided by the social laws ordained by Allah,...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/even-after-60-years-of-independence-the-living-condition-of-/16302139/answers/15583184

cyrus irani
Q. Why is fight between 'Shiya' and 'Sunni' ???????
Cyrus Irani:  A. The differences between these two main sub-groups within Islam initially stemmed not from spiritual differences, but political ones. Over the...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/why-is-fight-between-shiya-and-sunni-/15583133/answers/8849763

  Web results for Shia Iran
Lebanon blasts hit Iran's embassy in Beirut, 22 killed

Beirut: At least 22 people have been killed and more than 140 injured in a double suicide bombing outside the Iranian embassy in the Lebanese... ...

http://spaceviewtimes.com/global/item/3603-lebanon-blasts-hit-iran-s-embassy-in-beirut-22-killed
Voting against the Taliban

Most observers think its neighbours will not let Afghanistan be at peace. Free elections in Afghanistan mark the beginning of an arduous road to... ...

http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/voting-against-the-taliban/
Why the Indian Muslim faces threat from abroad

HT Home / Blogs Home > Foreign Hand / India / Moat around the minorities Moat around the minorities The Indian Muslim community is worried... ...

http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/ht-blog-why-the-indian-muslim-faces-threat-from-abroad/article1-1209491.aspx
A shift for Syria's fading insurgency

Foreign backers are trying to reverse the tide and salvage what's left of the rebellion PATRICK COCKBURN London, 17 April In the wake of a... ...

http://www.thestatesman.net/news/49994-a-shift-for-syria-s-fading-insurgency.html
Obstruction & negativism

KRISHNAN SRINIVASAN If Iran and the USA are able to resolve their differences, it would be a real game-changer in the region. Rather than any... ...

http://www.thestatesman.net/news/49821-obstruction-negativism.html

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