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# sunni - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Boris Johnson accuses Saudi Arabia of being a 'puppeteer' in the Middle East's religious wars

Such public criticism of the Sunni power is unprecedented for a British foreign minister.

# sunni - Saturday 31 January, 2015

61 killed in suicide bombing at mosque

Thousands protested in anger after the attack.

# sunni - Sunday 7 September, 2014

US steps up air-strike campaign to target fighters in Iraq's Sunni heartland

The new strikes deepen Washington’s involvement in the conflict and represent a significant escalation for President Barack Obama.

# sunni - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Syrian rebels storm Sunni village, leaving 14 dead

Both State media and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported the attack.

# sunni - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Opinion: An opponent like ISIS cannot be defeated through standard military action

Conventional military action by America, along the lines of their previous tactics in Iraq, will be ineffective in defeating ISIS.

# sunni - Monday 7 October, 2013

Woman caught planting bomb near Iraqi primary school

The attempted bombing came a day after suicide bombers attacked a primary school and a nearby police station in northern Iraq, killing 18 people, including 10 children.

# sunni - Monday 30 September, 2013

Dozens killed, more than 120 injured in Baghdad car bomb attacks

850 people have been killed in September alone as a result of Iraq violence.

# sunni - Saturday 27 July, 2013

Death toll in Pakistan twin suicide attacks rises to 57

Two bombers walked into crowded market as shoppers bought food to break their fasts at sunset for Ramadan.

# sunni - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

Two bloody days in Iraq: 125 people killed and 270 wounded War

Two bloody days in Iraq: 125 people killed and 270 wounded

The violence began with clashes at a protest site in northern Iraq after security forces moved in.

# sunni - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

Iraqi MP and six others killed in suicide bomb attack

The death of Ayfan Saadun al-Essawi comes just two days after the country’s finance minister escaped an apparent assassination attempt.

# sunni - Monday 1 October, 2012

Bahrain high court upholds verdicts in medics protest trial

The highest court in Bahrain has rejected the final appeal by nine medics against their convictions linked to anti-regime protests last year.

# sunni - Monday 23 July, 2012

Bombings and shootings kill 82 in Iraq

The attacks in Baghdad and towns close to the capital came a day after the leader of Al Qaeda in the country said that it was returning to areas from which it had retreated before US soldiers left last year.

# sunni - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

At least 56 killed in multiple car bombs in Iraq

Shiite pilgrims were attached in this latest wave of sectarian violence

# sunni - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

46 killed in bombings and shootings across Iraq

Civilians and security forces attacked in several cities ahead of Arab League summit in Baghdad.

# sunni - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Gunmen kill 18 bus passengers in Pakistan

Nobody has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, however Taliban sympathisers have been known to operate in the area.

# sunni - Saturday 14 January, 2012

Bomb kills 30 pilgrims in Iraq

It is still unclear if the blast was caused by a suicide attacker or roadside bomb.

# sunni - Friday 23 December, 2011

Iraq VP blames Prime Minister for violence

As violence in Iraq escalates, the already-fragile governing coalition is on shaky ground.

# sunni - Thursday 22 December, 2011

Dozens dead in spate of Baghdad bombings amid Iraqi political turmoil

It’s feared a political spat between the country’s two senior politicians could lead to a re-emergence of sectarian violence.

# sunni - Monday 19 December, 2011

Iraqi government calls for arrest of its own vice-president

The Shia-dominated government has accused a Sunni vice-president of running a hit squad assassinating senior officials.

# sunni - Saturday 2 July, 2011

Negotiation talks begin amid Bahrain's protest crackdown

The kingdom’s biggest Shiite party agreed to join today’s talks at the last minute, but it isn’t too optimistic about how where the discussion will lead.

# sunni - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

Bahraini doctors face trial for treating anti-government protesters

47 doctors and nurses are arraigned at a closed hearing, accused of participating in the Shiite demonstrations.

# sunni - Monday 16 May, 2011

Saudi diplomat killed in southern Pakistan

Investigating officers believe the shooting was motivated by anger over Saudi Arabia’s decision to send troops to Bahrain to quell anti-government protests there.

# sunni - Saturday 25 September, 2010

Maliki rejected again as Iraqi PM

Leader of largest Iraqi party says no to any coalition with Maliki at its helm.