Monday, January 4, 2016

Trend of Escalating Tensions Between Sunni and Shia in the Middle East

Bahrain, which is ruled by a Sunni Muslim king but has a majority Shia population, gave Iranian diplomats 48 hours to leave the country after Saudi Arabia revealed it had executed 47 prisoners convicted of terrorism. Iranian protesters ransacked Saudi Arabia's embassy on Sunday. These events are consistent with a trend of escalating tensions between Sunni and Shia in the Middle East.

Headline: Saudi Arabia's allies Bahrain, Sudan and UAE act against Iran

A number of Saudi Arabia's allies have joined diplomatic action against Iran after the Saudi embassy in Tehran was attacked amid a row over the execution of a Shia Muslim cleric.



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