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Shi’ites celebrate Ashura holiday in tense climate

Shi’ite Muslims across the Middle East this week mark the Ashura religious festival, which has been politicised more than usual by sectarian violence in Iraq and Lebanon. The rites will reflect growing Shi’ite power in the region and fears of clashes are high amid charges by some Sunni clerics that Iran has been promoting missionary activity. Full Story

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