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Saudi Arabia Says Foils Attack on Shiite Mosque in Qatif

DUBAI, Aug 24 – Saudi security forces shot dead a suspected militant who tried to detonate explosives outside a mosque in the Qatif region in eastern Saudi Arabia, where many Shi’ite Muslims live, the interior ministry said on Wednesday. “The man was shot outside a mosque in the town of Um al Hamam and died

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Saudi Interior Ministry Names Qatif, Medina Bombers; Suspects Arrested

DOHA, July 8  – Saudi Arabia said a suicide bomber who attacked Prophet Mohammed’s Mosque in the city of Medina on Monday was a 26-year-old Saudi citizen with a history of drug abuse. Twelve Pakistanis and seven Saudis have been detained in relation to attacks that day. Naer Muslim Hamad crossed a parking lot next

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Three Suicide Explosions Rock Saudi Arabia, Body Parts Seen: Witness

By Angus McDowall RIYADH, July 4 – Suicide bombers struck three cities across Saudi Arabia on Monday, in an apparently coordinated campaign of attacks as Saudis prepared to break their fast on the penultimate day of the holy month of Ramadan. The explosions targeting U.S. diplomats, Shi’ite worshippers and a security headquarters at a mosque

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Nimr Al Nimr: Anatomy of a Man

Why is the death of one person stirring all this tension? BY Ibrahim Fraihat SINCE RETURNING TO HIS VILLAGE in eastern Saudi Arabia in 1999, after having spent over a decade studying, teaching and preaching abroad (namely in Iran and Syria) Sheikh Nimr Baqir Al Nimr’s fiery speeches were causing considerable frustration to the Saudi

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Masked Men Attack Saudi Intelligence Compound With Firebombs

DUBAI, Jan 11 – Masked men threw firebombs at an intelligence service compound in the city of Qatif in eastern Saudi Arabia, activists said on Monday, in an apparent reprisal for the execution of a prominent Shiite Muslim cleric earlier this month. A Saudi Interior Ministry spokesman said “there was a failed terrorist attempt to

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