Sheikh Nimr execution: A grave Saudi mistake

Prominent Saudi Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr

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Sheikh Nimr execution: A grave Saudi mistake

Saudi Arabia has executed top Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. He was among 47 people executed in the kingdom. He was speaking for freedom of speech equality.

Erdogan’s visit to Riyadh

Turkey’s President Erdogan visits Riyadh, cementing ties with the other country supporting terrorists in Syria. This comes after Erdogan compared his rule to Germany’s Nazi ruler Hitler.

China’s show of power

China adopted the first counter-terrorism law in its history. It also announced it had created three new military bodies as part of reforms to modernize its military. Some reports indicate that it may have joined Russia in the Syria conflict.

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