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Saudi regime forces kidnap three youths in Shia-populated Qatif

1396/11/23 | 12:36
  Saudi regime forces have arrested three young Shia men, including a minor, in the kingdom’s Shia-populated and oil-rich Eastern Province as the Riyadh regime presses ahead with its brutal clampdown against members of the religious community. Local sources, requesting anonymity, told Arabic-language Ahrar television network that Saudi troopers arrested brothers, Hani and Ali al-Faraj, after they raided their house in Qatif region, located more than 420 kilometers (260 miles) east of the capital Riyadh, on Sunday afternoon. Hussain ...

Saudi forces kill Shia activist in Qatif

1396/9/30 | 12:36
  Saudi forces have killed a Shia activist during a raid on his house in the Qatif region, Eastern Province. The Taghrid Ahrar Twitter account reported that Salman al-Faraj was killed during the raid on Tuesday. The Riyadh regime’s forces briefly arrested his wife, Sakina al-Faraj, who was injured in the attack. The victim's brother Zaki al-Faraj and his nephew Salman were also arrested. Meanwhile, Saudi sources claimed that a soldier named Khaled al-Sameti was also killed during the raid. The sources claimed that Salman al-Faraj ...

Canadian daily slams Saudi regime’s bid to justify crackdown on minority Shiites

1396/6/1 | 12:36
  A Canadian newspaper rebuked Saudi Arabian embassy's attempt to justify regime's heavy-handed crackdown on minority Shiite civilians in the oil-rich country's eastern region of al-Qatif.       Mocking a statement published by Saudi embassy in Ottawa as a ‘lame attempt”, Ottawa-based Globe and Mail newspaper said, “Riyadh is on the defensive after video footage came to light last month showing Saudi forces using Canadian-made light-armoured vehicles against Saudi citizens in the eastern region of al-Qatif.   The ...

Saudi Arabia’s forgotten war strikes back

1396/5/20 | 12:36
The full implications of Saudi Arabia’s three-months old siege of the Qatif town of Awamiyah are only just beginning to emerge. Pictures depicting wholesale destruction and civil war-like conditions in the Shia-majority town speak to the intensity of the fighting. But more importantly, they provide a hint as to the nature of the threat facing the Saudi authorities. The Shia-majority Qatif governorate and the broader Eastern province within which it is situated has long been regarded as potentially hostile to the ruling Al-Sauds. The ...

Saudi Arabia reportedly using Canadian military trucks against its own civilians

1396/5/11 | 12:36
  Videos and photos posted on social media allegedly show Riyadh using Canadian equipment in a violent crackdown on minority Shia dissidents.     The Canadian government is investigating reports that Saudi Arabia is using armoured vehicles made in Canada against its own civilians – allegations that have prompted renewed scrutiny over Ottawa’s recent decision to sign off on a billion-dollar arms deal with the kingdom.   Videos and photos posted on social media in recent days allegedly show Riyadh using Canadian equipment ...

Analyst: Saudi Crown Prince Marginalizing Opponents by Intensified Crackdown in Qatif

1396/5/10 | 12:36
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman who will reportedly replace his father, King Salman, in the near future has increased pressure on people in Qatif province to marginalize his opponents and reinvigorate his power, a prominent Saudi analyst said on Monday.   "There is no doubt that bin Salman is attempting to stabilize the bases of his power in Saudi Arabia and wants to marginalize his enemies in the ruling family with the help of the war against Yemen and massacre of people in Qatif and establish control over all power lifelines inside ...

Saudi Arabia’s top court upholds 14 Shias’ death penalty

1396/5/6 | 12:36
Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court has upheld the death sentences handed down to 14 Shia nationals amid the Riyadh regime’s heavy-handed crackdown on pro-democracy activists from the minority population, a report says. The Saudi Okaz newspaper reported on Thursday that the 14 men were among 24 people convicted last year of carrying out attacks on police stations in the town of Awamiyah and the city of Seihat, both situated in the Qatif region of the Shia-dominated Eastern Province. Nine other members of the so-called "Awamiyah Cell" were also ...

Brutal executions as a political tool against Shittes in Saudi Arabia

1396/4/31 | 12:36
  Amnesty International issued an announcement on the execution of four shittes in Al-Sharqiyah.   Amnesty International issued an announcement on the execution of four shittes in Al-Sharqiyah region in Saudi Arabia asserting that the Saudi monarchy utilizes executions as a political tool against its opponents.   Lynn Maalouf, the regional office director of AI in Beirut called the execution of four Shitte residents of Saudi Arabia Brutal adding that these executions are done in a process of constant oppression against Shitte ...

ABNA | Three Shia martyred in attack by Saudi forces in Qatif / PHOTOS

1396/4/24 | 12:36
In an attack on a neighborhood in Awamiyah in the al-Qatif region by the Saudi security forces, three people were martyred and several others were injured, according to the Arabic-language al-Alam News Network. 'Hassan Abdullah', 'Ja'far Mubayrik' and 'Saadiq Darvish' are three martyrs in this raid. The Riyadh regime’s fresh raids on the residents of the restive district of Awamiyah have continued for a second day, according to the report. Al-Awamiyah, a town of 30,000 in the Shiite-majority Qatif district, was the home of Nimr al-Nimr, ...

Amnesty: Saudi Arabia silence Shia dissent with execution

1396/4/22 | 12:36
Saudi Arabia is using the death penalty as a means to silence Shia dissent, says Amnesty International. Maalouf made the remarks after Saudi Arabia executed four Shias in the kingdom’s oil-rich Eastern Province over allegations of conducting terrorist activities. “The international community must come down hard on Saudi Arabia to ensure that others currently facing execution after deeply flawed legal proceedings do not meet the same fate. Saudi Arabia should quash their death sentences and establish an official moratorium on executions,” ...

Saudi forces ravage Awamiyah, Persecute Shiite Muslims

1396/4/19 | 12:36
The Saudi regime forces have ravaged a Shiite Muslim town in the country’s Qatif district as the world remains indifferent towards the crimes committed by the rulers in Riyadh.     New images on social media show the extent of the scorched-earth policy pursued by the Saudi regime against residential areas in the Shiite- populated in Al-Awamiyah, especially al-Mosara neighborhood on daily basis. Saudi forces started their brutal attack on Awamiyah town on May 10, using helicopter gunships and heavy weapons. The Saudi regime claims the ...

Saudi forces kill head of Quran council in Qatif

1396/4/8 | 12:36
Saudi security forces have killed the president of a Quran council as they torched his vehicle in Eastern Province, which is mainly populated by Shia Muslims, a report says. The incident occurred on Saturday night, when the security forces fired gun shots into Amin al-Hani’s car while he was driving in Awamiyah in the restive Qatif region, the UK-based Arabic-language Nabaa television channel reported. The shots set the vehicle ablaze and his charred body was then recovered from the burned-out car. A video of the incident, shot by a passing ...

Iran’s president expresses solidarity with Afghanistan over Kabul bombing

1396/3/12 | 12:36
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has expressed Iran’s solidarity with Afghanistan in the ongoing campaign against terrorism and extremism following a recent deadly attack in Kabul.   Rouhani expressed condolences to the Afghan government and nation and wished patience for the families of the victims of the Wednesday bombing. “Carrying out criminal terrorist attacks in the holy month of Ramadan, which is the month of mercy and worship, is indicative of the fact that the perpetrators, directors and supporters of such blind actions have ...

Saudi forces killing Shia youth in Qatif in the name of terrorism

1396/2/21 | 12:36
Saudi forces have shot dead a youth during a raid on the village al-Awamiyah in Saudi Arabia’s Shia-populated Qatif region. Nimr Media Network reported that Saudi forces raided the al-Masoura neighborhood of al-Awamiyah in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province and surrounded the entire village for more than three hours. They reportedly attempted but failed to destroy residential buildings in the village. According to the report, gunshots were later heard, and at least one young man was killed. The Shia-populated Eastern Province has been ...

How Saudia is killing Shiite youth in the name of terrorism?

1396/1/11 | 12:36
    Saudi security forces killed two men who opened fire on police during a raid on a farm in eastern Saudi Arabia used by alleged militants to plot and prepare for attacks, the interior ministry said on Wednesday.   It was alleged that The Mokhtar Brigades, a little known Shi'ite Muslim militant group based in neighbouring Bahrain, identified the two men as Meqdad al-Nimr and Mohammed al-Nimr, describing them as "martyrs".   SPA said security forces came under fire while conducting a search in a farm outside ...

Suicide blasts hit mosques in Medina, Qatif; five dead

1395/4/14 | 12:36
QATIF/MEDINA: Two back to back suicide blasts struck mosques in Saudi cities of Qatif and Medina on Monday, killing five people, four of them were security officials.In the first attack, a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia on Monday, without causing any other injuries, residents told AFP."Suicide bomber for sure. I can see the body" torn apart, said a witness to the attack in the Shiite-populated city of Qatif.Nasima al-Sada, another resident, told AFP that "one bomber blew himself up near the mosque", ...

Saudi forces storm houses amid Shia protests in eastern province

1394/10/21 | 12:36
Al-Saud regime forces raided late on Sunday several houses in Qatif in the Eastern province, as protests against the execution of prominent cleric, Sheikh Nimr Baqer al-Nimr proceeded.Local sources said that several houses were raided near al-Nahash Hussayniyah in Qatif. The houses are for Mahrous and Asfour families, the sources added.  ...

Qatif protests: Is Saudia at the brink of disintegration?

1394/10/18 | 12:36
 Since Saturday's execution of four Shia Muslims in Saudi Arabia, hundreds or thousands of the minority sect have marched nightly in protest, and their anger could herald wider unrest. The execution of one of them, dissident cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, caused an international crisis as Shia Iran and its allies responded angrily, but it also caused upset in his home district of Qatif, where many saw his death as unjustified. “People are angry. And they are surprised, because there were positive signals in the past months that the executions ...

Anti- Shiite ideology dominating Saudi society

1394/3/16 | 12:36
SHAFAQNA PAKISTAN (Shia News Agency)-The attack on Shiite mosque in Saudia were something unprecedented in the history of Saudia itself, however these were expected to some extent and more such attacks are yet awaited. While ISIS detonated the bombs, the House of Saud laid the groundwork for the anti-Shia attacks. The constant propaganda of Saudi clerics against Shiite Muslims calling them heathens and enemies may worsen the life of Shiite community in the Salafist dominated country. This is the culture that has encouraged ISIS to target Shia mosques ...

Dammam attak: Death toll mounts to four

1394/3/8 | 12:36
SHAFAQNA PAKISTAN (Shia News Agency)-Four people lost their lives when a suicide bomber tried to ram its car in a Shiite mosque during Friday prayer. Security forces became suspicious of a car parked near the mosque which exploded as they walked towards it. The Islamic State claimed responsibility and said that its suicide bomber as Abu Jandal al-Jizrawi and said he had managed to reach his target despite heightened security. According to witnesses, the suicide bomber was disguised as a woman. May 22, as  a suicide bombing during prayer in the ...

Qatif Attack:  Saudi government cannot be absolved

1394/3/6 | 12:36
SHAFAQNA PAKISTAN (Shia News Agency)-Qatif attack was not doubt a dirty stroke to stoke the fire of sectarianism. The attack was alien to Saudi culture and norms. The Kingdom suffered a previous IS terror attack in Al-Ahsa where a Shiite shrine was indiscriminately attacked killing people. Though King Salman bin Abdul Aziz on Sunday pledged that he was pained for the heinous crime of suicide bombing and anyone linked to the killing of 21 Shiites would face justice. In a television programme, he added that the crime contradicts the values ...

Saudia feels the heat of IS brutality

1394/3/4 | 12:36
SHAFAQNA PAKISTAN (Shia News Agency)-The death of 21 Shiite during Friday prayer show the unfortunate and tragic development in the Shiite dominated area. ISIS claimed a suicide bombing targeting a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia’s eastern Qatif region. It is believed to be the first major IS strike inside the kingdom. In an ominous online message, IS has threatened more violence against Saudi Shias. With this bombing, the self-styled caliphate has achieved two major objectives: firstly, it has made clear its intentions — and capabilities — to ...

Suicide bomber strikes Shiite Mosque in Qatif, Saudi Arabia: 30 casualties feared

1394/3/1 | 12:36
 SHAFAQNA PAKISTAN (Shia News Agency) - A suicide bomber blew himself up at an Imam Ali Imambargah in eastern Saudi Arabia during Friday prayers, killing numbers of people while wounding several others. So far the number of casualties could not be ascertained, however, some eye witnesses claimed 30 casualties. More than 150 people were praying in the mosque. An activist said Qatif hospital issued an urgent call for blood donations after the attack and called in off-duty staff to cope with the high number of casualties.pakistan.shafaqna.com ...