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Saudi Arabia Cuts Ties With Iran as Row Over Cleric’s Death Escalates

By Sam Wilkin and Angus McDowall DUBAI/RIYADH, Jan 4 – Saudi Arabia cut ties with Iran on Sunday, responding to the storming of its embassy in Tehran in an escalating row between the rival Middle East powers over Riyadh’s execution of a Shiite Muslim cleric. Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir told a news conference in

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Israel Presses Brazil to Accept Pro-Settler Envoy

By Dan Williams and Anthony Boadle JERUSALEM/BRASILIA, Dec 28 – Brazil’s reluctance to accept an Israeli ambassador who is a West Bank settler has set off a diplomatic crisis and led to concerns in the Israeli government that the clash could encourage pro-Palestinian activism against it. The appointment four months ago of Dani Dayan, a

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Turkey Says its Patience with Russia “Has A Limit”

ROME, Dec 14 – Turkey’s foreign minister said Ankara’s patience with Russia “has a limit” after Moscow’s “exaggerated” reaction to a weekend naval incident between the two countries, an Italian newspaper reported on Monday. A Russian destroyer fired warning shots at a Turkish vessel in the Aegean on Sunday to avoid a collision and summoned

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At U.N., Iraq Plays Down Dispute with Turkey Over Troop Deployment

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, Dec 9 – Iraq’s ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday appeared to play down a dispute between Baghdad and Ankara over the deployment of Turkish troops in northern Iraq, saying bilateral talks between the neighboring states to end the row were proceeding favorably. “We are solving it between Baghdad

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