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Deadly shooting in mosque kills 3 in Saudi Arabia

Jan 29, 2016

Deadly shooting in mosque kills 3 in Saudi Arabia

A shooting at a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia killed three people and wounded others Friday during prayers. #NewsTracker #Saudi Arabia #Shi'ite #Sunni #Imam Reza mosque #Mehasin #Shikh Nimr al-Nimr
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
Iraqi forces advance into Ramadi, try to recapture city from Islamic State

Dec 22, 2015

Iraqi forces advance into Ramadi, try to recapture city from Islamic State

Iraqi security forces advanced Tuesday into the centre of Ramadi for a final push aimed at retaking the city they lost to the Islamic State group in May, officials said. #NewsTracker #Iraq #Baghdad: #Ramadi #Sunni #islamic-state #Daesh #Bakr #Hashed al-Shaabi #Hoz #Khaled al-Obeidi
Truck bombing at Baghdad market kills 67; Islamic State claims responsibility

Aug 13, 2015

Truck bombing at Baghdad market kills 67; Islamic State claims responsibility

A massive truck bomb ripped through a popular Baghdad food market in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood early Thursday morning, killing at least 67 people, police officials said. #NewsTracker #Iraq #Baghdad: #Sadr City #Shi'ite #Sunni #islamic-state #Jameela
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
US not losing fight against IS, Ramadi capture a tactical setback: Obama

May 22, 2015

US not losing fight against IS, Ramadi capture a tactical setback: Obama

President Barack Obama has played down the Islamic State capture of Ramadi, capital of Iraq's largest province, as a "tactical setback" and insisted the US-led coalition's campaign against the terror outfit is "not losing". #US #Iraq #President Barack Obama #Ramadi #Sunni #IS #Haider al-Abadi