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Afghanistan: Over 35 killed in suicide attack on Shi'ite mosque in Kandahar [Video]

Afghanistan: Over 35 killed in suicide attack on Shi'ite mosque in Kandahar

IS is suspected of carrying out the attack on the Fatimiya mosque in southern Afghanistan, which comes a week after another deadly attack in the north.

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Muqtada al-Sadr set to win Iraq's parliamentary vote [Video]

Muqtada al-Sadr set to win Iraq's parliamentary vote

Populist Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has won Iraq's parliamentary elections, according to initial results.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:26Published
Shiite cleric al-Sadr comes first in Iraq election [Video]

Shiite cleric al-Sadr comes first in Iraq election

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:36Published
US and Taliban Reach Deal for Humanitarian Aid in Afghanistan [Video]

US and Taliban Reach Deal for Humanitarian Aid in Afghanistan

US and Taliban , Reach Deal for Humanitarian Aid, in Afghanistan. On October 10, the Taliban said that the United States has agreed to provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan as the country teeters..

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Afghanistan: Explosion at mosque kills at least 100 during Friday prayers | Oenindia News [Video]

Afghanistan: Explosion at mosque kills at least 100 during Friday prayers | Oenindia News

A blast ripped through a mosque in Kunduz, Afghanistan during Friday prayers, killing at least 100 people. The blast hit a Shiite mosque. No group immediately claimed responsibility. #Kabul..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 02:04Published

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