Cairo Bureau Chief for NPR

Self-Declared Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Saudi Mosque Attack

wnyc.org — A suicide bomber killed several people in a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia Friday, raising fears of anti-Shiite violence there.

Self-Declared Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Saudi Mosque Attack

npr.org — A suicide bomber killed several people in a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia Friday, raising fears of anti-Shiite violence there.

Saudi Shiites Fear A Backlash Over War In Yemen

npr.org — Saudi Arabia's Shiite Muslim minority rose up four years ago to demand equal rights. Now it's even more marginalized, as the Sunni government wages war against Shiite fighters in neighboring Yemen. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: We don't usually think of the 2011 Arab Spring protests as spreading to Saudi Arabia, but in fact, they did in the oil-rich east of the country.

Saudi Shiites Fear A Backlash From Neighbor Yemen

Saudi Shiites Fear A Backlash From Neighbor Yemen

Saudi Shiites Fear A Backlash From Neighbor Yemen

Saudi Shiites Fear A Backlash From Neighbor Yemen

Saudi Shiites Fear A Backlash From Neighbor Yemen

wnyc.org — Saudi Arabia's Shiite Muslim minority rose up four years ago to demand equal rights. Now it's even more marginalized, as the Sunni government wages war against Shiite fighters in neighboring Yemen.

Saudi King Salman Reshuffles Line Of Succession

Saudi King Salman Reshuffles Line Of Succession

wabe.org — Things are changing in Saudi Arabia. The new King made a surprising move this week, choosing his nephew to take over as crown prince and his young son to take the position of deputy crown prince. The decision marks a generational shift.
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May 22, 2015

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack on the mosque in eastern #Saudi, declares new branch

May 22, 2015

@fanazer @Nephthys0 True. People came from all over Saudi to show unity. Maybe this will do the same.

May 22, 2015

@FaisalbinFarhan @DavidKenner The last attack was before Yemen. The pt is they're fearful due to increased anti-Shiite rhetoric after war.

May 22, 2015

@gregorydjohnsen @DavidKenner They were scared of attacks like this, whether rogue or IS-related etc.

May 22, 2015

@gregorydjohnsen @DavidKenner No, I'm tying it to the fear that Saudi Shiites had over the increase in anti-Shiite rhetoric there.

May 22, 2015

#Saudi Shiites expected a backlash due to #Saudi's war in #Yemen, a piece I did about that fear. Today it came true. n.pr/1PwQHyz

May 16, 2015

RT @TamerELG: Awaiting the now routine Egyptian state press release condemning commentary on Egypt's routine of condemning people to mass death sentences

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