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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
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
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
Shi'ites under siege: Karachi attacks and precedents force minorities to flee Pakistan

May 15, 2015

Shi'ites under siege: Karachi attacks and precedents force minorities to flee Pakistan

After losing one of his two sons to the worst attack against minority Shiites in Pakistan's history, Ali was determined for the other to find a new life abroad. #Pakistan #Sectarian violence #Shia #Sunni #Karachi attack #Karachi bus attack
UN chief condemns terror attack, asks Pakistan to protect its citizens

May 14, 2015

UN chief condemns terror attack, asks Pakistan to protect its citizens

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has condemned the terrorist attack in Pakistan which killed 45 Shia Ismaili Muslims, saying the country "must uphold" its obligations and commitments towards protecting its citizens, including all minorities. #Pakistan #NewsTracker #UN #Ban Ki-moon #Shia #IS
New Yemen Vice President says he hopes to avert Saudi invasion

Apr 17, 2015

New Yemen Vice President says he hopes to avert Saudi invasion

Yemen's newly-appointed Vice President Khaled Bahah, a widely respected figure named this week to shore up the legitimacy of the exiled Saudi-backed government, said on Thursday he hoped to avert a Saudi-led invasion to restore unity to the country. #NewsTracker #Government #Yemen #Iraq #Gulf #Shia #Sunni #Houthi rebels #Khaled Bahah
Pakistan parliament votes against joining coalition targeting Shiite rebels in Yemen

Apr 10, 2015

Pakistan parliament votes against joining coalition targeting Shiite rebels in Yemen

Pakistan's parliament on Friday decided not to join the Saudi-led coalition targeting Shiite rebels in Yemen, with lawmakers adopting a resolution that calls on the warring parties in the impoverished Arabian Peninsula country to resolve the conflict through peaceful dialogue. #World #Pakistan #NewsTracker #Yemen #Saudi Arabia #Shia #Pakistan Parliament #Sunni #Saudi-led coalition