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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
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# Allies

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

Dec 8th 2016, 11:34 AM 8,585 Views 33 Comments

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
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# Pakistan

61 killed in suicide bombing at mosque

Jan 31st 2015, 10:28 AM 6,911 Views 31 Comments

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
# Escalation
# Escalation

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

Sep 7th 2014, 1:22 PM 7,443 Views 25 Comments

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
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# Conflict

Syrian rebels storm Sunni village, leaving 14 dead

Jul 10th 2014, 8:33 AM 4,471 Views 27 Comments

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
# Iraq Crisis
# Iraq Crisis

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

Jun 29th 2014, 12:00 PM 17 Views 57 Comments

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
# Iraq
# Iraq

Woman caught planting bomb near Iraqi primary school

Oct 7th 2013, 3:04 PM 6,183 Views 34 Comments

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
# Iraq
# Iraq

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

Sep 30th 2013, 11:52 AM 2,410 Views 50 Comments

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
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

Death toll in Pakistan twin suicide attacks rises to 57

Jul 27th 2013, 6:40 PM 3,693 Views 13 Comments

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
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# War

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

Apr 24th 2013, 7:26 PM 4,925 Views 26 Comments

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
# Iraq
# Iraq

Iraqi MP and six others killed in suicide bomb attack

Jan 15th 2013, 2:14 PM 2,734 Views 5 Comments

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
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# Bahrain

Bahrain high court upholds verdicts in medics protest trial

Oct 1st 2012, 11:10 AM 2,583 Views 1 Comment

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
# Iraq
# Iraq

Bombings and shootings kill 82 in Iraq

Jul 23rd 2012, 10:22 AM 1,494 Views 9 Comments

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
# Iraq
# Iraq

At least 56 killed in multiple car bombs in Iraq

Jun 13th 2012, 9:05 AM 561 Views 0 Comments

Shiite pilgrims were attached in this latest wave of sectarian violence

# sunni - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

46 killed in bombings and shootings across Iraq
# Iraq
# Iraq

46 killed in bombings and shootings across Iraq

Mar 20th 2012, 11:07 AM 871 Views 1 Comment

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
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# Pakistan

Gunmen kill 18 bus passengers in Pakistan

Feb 28th 2012, 9:11 AM 606 Views 1 Comment

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
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# Basra

Bomb kills 30 pilgrims in Iraq

Jan 14th 2012, 10:01 AM 1,177 Views 2 Comments

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
# Iraq
# Iraq

Iraq VP blames Prime Minister for violence

Dec 23rd 2011, 1:23 PM 1,093 Views 1 Comment

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
# Iraq
# Iraq

Dozens dead in spate of Baghdad bombings amid Iraqi political turmoil

Dec 22nd 2011, 8:27 AM 491 Views 3 Comments

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
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# Iraq

Iraqi government calls for arrest of its own vice-president

Dec 19th 2011, 10:07 PM 2,562 Views 13 Comments

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
# Bahrain
# Bahrain

Negotiation talks begin amid Bahrain's protest crackdown

Jul 2nd 2011, 12:30 PM 122 Views 1 Comment

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
# Bahrain
# Bahrain

Bahraini doctors face trial for treating anti-government protesters

Jun 7th 2011, 9:01 AM 269 Views 1 Comment

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
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# Pakistan

Saudi diplomat killed in southern Pakistan

May 16th 2011, 3:14 PM 395 Views 0 Comments

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
# Iraqi Election
# Iraqi Election

Maliki rejected again as Iraqi PM

Sep 25th 2010, 2:08 PM 138 Views 0 Comments

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