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Remains of a car and buildings are seen following a security campaign against Shi’ite Muslim gunmen in the town of Awamiya, in the eastern part of Saudi Arabia. Photograph: Faisal Al Nasser/Reuters

Saudi Arabia has announced the end of military operations against gunmen in the restive Shia town of Awamiya in the oil-rich eastern Qatif province. (...)

Shia Muslim Iraqis hold a banner bearing a portrait of prominent Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr during a demonstration in Basra. Photograph: Haidar Mohammed Ali/AFP/Getty Images

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(...)