Tag Archives: Shia–Sunni relations

06Dec/16

Highlights of main world events in January and February 2016

Among the highlights of the main World news events for January and February 2016 are — Iranian protesters storm the Saudi embassy; North Korea tests hydrogen nuclear device; the world’s most wanted drug boss is arrested; legendary rock star David Bowie dies; tourists are killed in a suicide bombing in Istanbul; Islamist gunmen storm hotel in Burkina Faso; Iran releases American prisoners; sanctions are lifted on Iran; WHO declares emergency over Zika virus; more than a 100 killed in Taiwan quake; dozens killed in train crash in Germany kills; Syrian government launches offensive in Aleppo and a charity hospital is bombed in Idlib.

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03Jan/16

Saudi Arabia severs ties with Iran-minister

Saudi Arabia said it had severed ties with Iran over the storming of the Saudi embassy in Tehran, in a worsening diplomatic crisis between the regional rivals following the kingdom’s execution of a prominent Shi’ite cleric.

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03Jan/16

Iran predicts “divine vengeance” after Saudis execute Shi’ite cleric

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says Saudi Arabian politicians will face divine retribution for the death of Shi’ite cleric Nimr al-Nimr.
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03Jan/16

Protesters set fire to Saudi embassy in Tehran over Shi’ite cleric execution

Iranian protesters set fire to the Saudi Embassy in Tehran, as Shi’ite Muslim Iran react with fury to Saudi Arabia’s execution of a prominent Shi’ite cleric.

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03Jan/16

Nimr’s execution will lead to the end of Saudi regime – Houthi official

A Houthi official in Yemen says that the execution of prominent Saudi cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nirm will lead to boiling anger among Muslims.

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03Jan/16

Shi’ites condemn Saudi execution of cleric

Shi’ites around the world are condemning the execution of Shi’ite Muslim cleric Nimr al-Nimr by Saudi Arabia. Nathan Frandino reports. Continue reading

03Jan/16
Protesters outside the Saudi embassy in London

Protesters in London demonstrate against Saudi executions

Protesters gathers outside Saudi embassy in London to condemn execution of leading Saudi cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, the most vocal critic of the ruling Al Saud among the Shi’ite minority. Continue reading