Tariq al-Hashimi, a prominent Sunni Muslim who was convicted of murder in a trial conducted in absentia, depicted the court’s finding on Monday as “an acquittal, confirming my innocence.”
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With Syria’s war devolving into a bloody sectarian showdown, tensions have increased across the border between Turkey’s Alawite minority and its Sunni Muslim majority.
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At least two people were killed in Beirut in heavy clashes early on Monday between rival Sunni Muslim gunmen, the latest violence fueled by tensions over the uprising in neighboring Syria.
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Syrian troops backed by armored vehicles on Sunday shot dead seven civilians when they overran a rebellious Sunni Muslim village west of the city of Hama, an activists’ organization said.
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As Syria plunges deeper into unrest, the country’s Christian minority fears a change of power could usher in a Sunni Muslim majority, depriving them of the semblance of protection.
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