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Iraq summons Saudi envoy Thamer al-Sabhan over 'innacurate' comments on Iran-backed militias

Jan 25, 2016

Iraq summons Saudi envoy Thamer al-Sabhan over 'innacurate' comments on Iran-backed militias

Iraq summoned the new Saudi ambassador on Sunday after he suggested Iranian-backed Shite militias were exacerbating sectarian tensions and should leave the fight against Islamic State to the Iraqi army and official security forces #NewsTracker #Shia #Sunni #Thamer al-Sabhan #Iraq-Saudi Arabia relations
Sunni-Shia dilemma: With infra growth in mind, India in a bind on which side to support

Jan 25, 2016

Sunni-Shia dilemma: With infra growth in mind, India in a bind on which side to support

As the Sunni-Shia conflict in West Asia escalates and threatens to engulf the energy rich region, India and many other countries are caught in a bind over which side to support. Some have made their choice clear. #India #UPA #US #ConnectTheDots #Saudi Arabia #Ministry of External Affairs #Shia #Arab countries #Sunni #India trade #Direct Foreign Investment
Can Pakistan turn off terror tap with Saudi Arabia breathing down its neck?

Jan 11, 2016

Can Pakistan turn off terror tap with Saudi Arabia breathing down its neck?

Pakistan has used the jihadis on both its western border with Afghanistan and on the eastern front against India for decades. But the jihadis have morphed into monsters devouring Pakistan internally too. #India #Pakistan #Middle East #ConnectTheDots #Yemen #Nawaz Sharif #Iran #Saudi Arabia #Adel al-Jubeir #Saddam Hussain #Shia #Sunni #Gen Zia-ul-Haq #Gen Raheel Sharif #Houthis #Pathankot attack #Nimr Al Nimr #House of Sauds
As Riyadh raises the stakes, are Saudis betting their barrels on a Shia-Sunni divide?

Jan 10, 2016

As Riyadh raises the stakes, are Saudis betting their barrels on a Shia-Sunni divide?

The purpose of current aggravation by Riyadh is two-fold: To throw a smokescreen on its precarious internal situation, and to give the Israel lobby in the US one more card to play against the rise of Iran #ConnectTheDots #Shia-Sunni conflict #islamic revolution #Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr #Iran-Saudi Arabia relations #Ayatollahs
Fall, Fall, Al Saud ! Saudi Shiite protesters shout 'death' to ruling family

Jan 09, 2016

Fall, Fall, Al Saud ! Saudi Shiite protesters shout 'death' to ruling family

Shiite Muslim protesters in eastern Saudi Arabia called Friday for the "death" of the Sunni-majority kingdom's ruling Al-Saud family at a rally to honour executed Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr, a witness said. #NewsTracker #Iran #Shia #Sunni #Saudi #Royals #Nimr #AlSaud
Blasts in front of Shia shrine in Bangladesh kill 1 person, injure 87

Oct 24, 2015

Blasts in front of Shia shrine in Bangladesh kill 1 person, injure 87

At least one person was killed and 87 were injured on Saturday in a series of bomb blasts in front of a Shia shrine in Bangladesh where the members of the minority community had gathered for a procession. #Terrorism #Bangladesh #NewsTracker #Dhaka #Shias #Bangladesh blasts #Ashura #Huseini Dalan #minorities in Bangladesh
Four Lashkar-e-Jhangvi members, including top commander killed by security officers in Quetta

Aug 26, 2015

Four Lashkar-e-Jhangvi members, including top commander killed by security officers in Quetta

At least four militants belonging to banned outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, including one of its commanders, were shot down during an exchange of gunfire between them and security officials late last night. #Pakistan #NewsTracker #Lashkar-e-Jhangvi #Quetta #Shia Muslims
Truck bomb blast in Baghdad: 67 killed, more than 150 injured

Aug 14, 2015

Truck bomb blast in Baghdad: 67 killed, more than 150 injured

A massive truck bomb ripped through a popular Baghdad food market in a predominantly Shiite neighbourhood early on Thursday morning, killing at least 67 people. #NewsTracker #Baghdad: #Sadr City #Shia-Sunni conflict #Iraq bombing #islamic-state #Jameela market
26 people killed in Baghdad market bombings; Islamic State actor suspected behind attack

Jul 23, 2015

26 people killed in Baghdad market bombings; Islamic State actor suspected behind attack

A pair of car bombs exploded on Wednesday at crowded popular markets in predominantly Shiite neighborhoods of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing at least 26 people and wounding 58, authorities said. #market #NewsTracker #Shia #Sunni #killed #market bombings
With major fault lines that divide Middle East, will Iran-US nuclear deal augur a new era?

Jul 20, 2015

With major fault lines that divide Middle East, will Iran-US nuclear deal augur a new era?

The Iran nuclear deal significantly comes at a time when the Middle East is descending into chaos and disorder or even anarchy with a clear cut ingress of the major fault line that divides the region: the Shia-Sunni divide or conflict. #United States #ConnectTheDots #Iran #Saudi Arabia #Shia #Sunni #Iran Nuclear deal