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Iran, Saudi Should De-Escalate Tensions: Saudi Foreign Minister

TEHRAN, Jan 25 – Iran and Saudi Arabia should take every step to de-escalate the tension between them, Iran’s deputy foreign minister said on Monday. Tensions between the regional rivals escalated this month after Riyadh’s execution of a Shi’ite Muslim cleric triggered an attack by Iranian protesters on its Tehran embassy, leading the kingdom to

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Anger Grows in Saudi’s Shiite Areas After Executions

By Angus McDowall RIYADH, Jan 6 – Since Saturday’s execution of four Shiite Muslims in Saudi Arabia, hundreds or thousands of the minority sect have marched nightly in protest, and their anger could herald wider unrest. The execution of one of them, dissident cleric Nimr al-Nimr, caused an international crisis as Shiite Iran and its

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Saudi’s Nimr Al Nimr: A Martyr or Terrorist?

BY Hussein Shobokshi Saudi Arabia’s recent execution of 47 terrorists—45 of whom were Saudi nationals—sent a loud and clear message: that there will be absolutely zero tolerance for terrorism, extremism or sectarianism in the Kingdom. Many Saudis reaction to the news was one of relief as it brought a sense of closure to an ugly

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Daesh Threatens to Destroy Saudi Prisons After Executions

RIYADH, Jan 6 – Daesh threatened to destroy Saudi Arabian prisons holding jihadists after Riyadh’s execution of 47 people including 43 convicted al Qaeda militants. The militant group, which has claimed responsibility for attacks in the kingdom and stepped up operations in neighbouring Yemen, singled out the al-Ha’ir and Tarfiya prisons where many al Qaeda and Daesh

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Bahrain Severs Ties with Iran

DUBAI – Jan 4- Bahrain severed its diplomatic ties with Iran on Monday, citing Iran’s “continued audacious and dangerous meddling in not only Bahrain’s internal affairs, but also in the internal affairs of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states,” making it the second country after Saudi Arabia to cut ties with Tehran. It further gave all Iranian

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Iran: Riyadh Thrives on Tension Following Severed Ties

DUBAI, Jan 4 – Saudi Arabia used an attack on its embassy in Tehran as a pretext to fuel tensions, Iran’s foreign ministry said on Monday after Riyadh severed diplomatic relations. Iran was committed to protecting its foreign diplomatic missions, the ministry added. Iranian protesters stormed the Saudi embassy in the early hours of Sunday

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