BAGHDAD (Reuters) - More than 70 people were killed in a series of car bombings and suicide attacks targeting Shi'ite Muslims across Iraq on Monday, police and medics said, extending the worst sectarian violence since U.S. troops withdrew in December 2011. Full story
LONDON (Reuters) - Bahraini security forces raided the house of top Shi'ite cleric Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim on Friday, the opposition said, an act likely to enrage the island's majority Shi'ite population which is at loggerheads with its Sunni rulers. Full story
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Three blasts hit markets in Shi'ite districts in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 14 people, police and medical officials said. Full story
A series of explosions targeting mainly Shiites across Iraq has raised fears about a return of the sectarian bloodshed that pushed the country to the brink of civil war in 2006-2007. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.
Iraqi mourners chant slogans against the Sunni-dominated Free Syrian Army rebel group and al-Qaida-affiliated Islamist group Jabhat al-Nusra as they carry the coffin of Mohammed Aboud, a Shi'ite militia fighter who was killed in clashes with the Free Syrian Army, during a funeral in Basra, 420 km s
Iraqi mourners carry the coffin of Mohammed Aboud, a Shi'ite militia fighter who was killed in clashes with the Free Syrian Army, during a funeral in Basra, 420 km southeast of Baghdad, May 17, 2013. REUTERS/Atef Hassan (IRAQ - Tags: CONFLICT CIVIL UNREST)
Residents gather outside Al-Zahraa husseiniyah, a Shiite place of worship, after a suicide bomb attack in Kirkuk, 250km north of Baghdad, May 16, 2013. A suicide bomber detonated his explosives inside the Shi'ite mosque in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Thursday, killing at least eight people