Although there are some Sunni Muslims
who partake in the Ashura commemoration with Shi'as, and other Shi'a rituals, there has always been a general political and social stance of non-tolerance against the presence of a non-Sunni Muslim
ideology in Egypt.
Iraq's Shi'ite Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Saturday that he had ordered his air force to halt strikes on civilian areas, addressing a condition set by Sunni Muslim
tribal figures to support his campaign against Islamic State fighters.
Officials at a hospital in the city Rawalpindi, near Pakistan's capital Islamabad, said rocks were thrown at the procession as it passed a Sunni Muslim
seminary and the altercation quickly escalated into open gunfire.
Tensions in Lebanon have been high following the intervention of Hezbollah in support of President Bashar al-Assad's forces fighting a two-year revolt led by Syria's Sunni Muslim
Leading Sunni Muslim
cleric Sheikh Youssef Al-Qaradawi called for a holy war against the Syrian government after fighters from Shi'ite Lebanese group Hezbollah intervened to help President Bashar Al-Assad.
While no group claimed Monday's blasts, Sunni Muslim
insurgents and al Qaeda' s Iraqi wing have increased attacks since the beginning of the year and often target Shia districts to try to trigger wider confrontation.
Summary: Baquba, Iraq: Two bombs exploded outside a Sunni Muslim
mosque in the Iraqi city of .
A year ago, the battle for Syria seemed to be turning into a straightforward struggle between the Sunni Muslim
majority - some 70 per cent of the population - and the various minorities - Shia, Christian, Alawite and Druze - who backed the Assad regime because they feared Sunni domination.
Two Iraqi Sunni Muslim
candidates were killed less than a week before local elections that will be a test of the country's political stability after US troops left more than a year ago.
The attack was carried out by extremists from Pakistan's Sunni Muslim
majority on Sunday, according to police.
Many Sunni Muslim
groups have denounced the Iranian president's visit to Cairo and have called on Egypt's government to prevent Ahmadinejad from visiting any religious sites that are significant to Shia Muslims.
Hardline Sunni Muslim
MPs presented a motion to parliament calling her "an actress with an extremely bad reputation", according to Bahrain's English language Gulf Daily News.