human rights chief on Wednesday condemned the beheadings of 37 Saudi nationals across the kingdom this week, saying most were minority Shi'ite Muslims
who may not have had fair trials and at least three were minors when sentenced.
Sheikh Mohammed al-Jirani disappeared last December from outside his home in the Qatif region, which is home to about one million Shi'ite Muslims
in the predominantly Sunni Muslim kingdom.
Baghdad's move underscores the depth of enmity between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslim
powers as sectarian conflicts rage in Syria, Yemen and Iraq.
The Manama regime has spared no effort in cracking down on the Shi'ite Muslim
community in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom.
Among those killed was noted Shi'ite Muslim
cleric Nimr al-Nimrits, the nation's Interior Ministry said in a statement.
A week later, a suicide bomber disguised as a woman blew himself up on Friday outside a Shi'ite Muslim
mosque in the city of Dammam, killing four people.
Bahrain often accuses Shi'ite Muslim
theocracy Iran of seeking to subvert the Gulf Arab island monarchy.
The power base of executed former president Saddam's clan, Tikrit is the focus of a counter-offensive against Islamic State by more than 20,000 troops and Shi'ite Muslim
militias known as Hashid Shaabi, backed by local Sunni Muslim tribes.
The explosion occurred in the country's Bek Valley near the Syrian border, an area where Lebanese Sunni Muslim militants opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have been targeting his key Lebanese ally, the Shi'ite Muslim
In central Damascus, two mortar shells struck an education complex in the mainly Shi'ite Muslim
district of Shaghour, killing at least 14 people and wounding dozens.
Sunday's bombing, which killed two members of the Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim
militant group Hezbollah, appeared to be retaliation for Hezbollah's support for Syrian troops who had recaptured the border town of Yabroud from rebel fighters.
Last week, a suicide bomber driving a minibus blew himself up outside a cafe in a mainly Shi'ite Muslim
district of Baghdad, killing at least 38 people.
Last year's race went ahead against a backdrop of burning tyres and riot police firing teargas at protesters throwing petrol bombs in Shi'ite Muslim
Al-Sultan said the court had objected to articles that were supportive of Kuwait's Shi'ite Muslim
Summary: Two suicide bombers wearing explosive vests blew themselves up at a revered Shi'ite Muslim
shrine in Baghdad on Friday