Yudhvir Sawhney

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Iraq crisis: The Sunni-Shia divide explained

One of the factors behind the most recent violence in Iraq is the sectarian divide between Sunni and Shia Muslims in that country.<p>The majority of Iraq's Muslims are Shia, and the Isis militants gaining ground there are Sunni.<p>According to the Pew Research Center, Iraq is one of only a handful of …

Pew Research Center

Iraq crisis: Shia fighters mobilise in face of threat from Sunni-led jihadists

The Telegraph's Colin Freeman films Shia fighters who have pledged to defend shrines and places of worship from Sunni-led jihadists drill in Sadr City<p>Shia militias are mobilising in <b>Iraq</b> to fend off the threat from Sunni-led jihadists who have seized much of the country's north.<p>Tens of thousands of …

Islam

The Week in Review: Iraq Uprising

Inside Flipboard / June 20, 2014<p>Formerly associated with al-Qaeda, militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have crossed the border …

The Sunni Rebellion In Iraq

After independence this imperial construction continued to be imposed by despots and dictators. Today it is falling apart (see page 55). At its heart, in Iraq, a Sunni rebellion is boiling. In the past ten days the jihadists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) in league with large …

Middle East