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  • Shiites in Jordan maintained low profile while marking Ashura observance

    November 27, 2012 | 10:26 am

    [KARAK] Sectarian tensions in Syria have tainted this year’s marking of the Ashura day of mourning among Shiites in Jordan, as conservative tribes in the south of the kingdom threatened to demolish a Shiite Husaynya, a place of worship currently under construction.

    When Shiite...