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Suspects in Saudi Embassy Attack Appear in Tehran Court

DUBAI, July 18 – Twenty-one men accused of storming Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran in January appeared in a Tehran court on Monday, Tasnim news agency reported, weeks after President Hassan Rouhani urged the judiciary to take action. The suspects are accused of “disturbing the public order and damaging embassy buildings”, according to Tasnim. Sunni

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Nimr Al Nimr: Anatomy of a Man

Why is the death of one person stirring all this tension? BY Ibrahim Fraihat SINCE RETURNING TO HIS VILLAGE in eastern Saudi Arabia in 1999, after having spent over a decade studying, teaching and preaching abroad (namely in Iran and Syria) Sheikh Nimr Baqir Al Nimr’s fiery speeches were causing considerable frustration to the Saudi

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Riyadh vs Tehran: What lies ahead?

The rift between Riyadh and Tehran is taking a toll on the region BY Dr. Adnan Mansour The severing of diplomatic ties between Saudi Arabia and Iran came against the backdrop of the tense and bloody events that have plagued the Arab world over the past years. That tension was reinforced by disagreement between Riyadh

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Kuwait Court Sentences Two to Death for Spying for Iran, Hezbollah

KUWAIT, Jan 12 – A Kuwaiti court sentenced two men accused of spying for Iran and Hezbollah to death on Tuesday, a Reuters witness said. The case also included the possession of weapons. One of the men given the death penalty was an Iranian convicted in absentia, and the other was a Kuwaiti who was

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Masked Men Attack Saudi Intelligence Compound With Firebombs

DUBAI, Jan 11 – Masked men threw firebombs at an intelligence service compound in the city of Qatif in eastern Saudi Arabia, activists said on Monday, in an apparent reprisal for the execution of a prominent Shiite Muslim cleric earlier this month. A Saudi Interior Ministry spokesman said “there was a failed terrorist attempt to

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Al Qaeda Warns Saudi Arabia it Will Pay for Executing Militants

DUBAI, Jan 11 – Al Qaeda has warned Saudi Arabia it will pay for the executions of dozens of its members, saying they were intended to be a new year’s gift to Riyadh’s Western allies aimed at consolidating the rule of the Saud dynasty. Though it was the killing of a Shi-ite cleric in the

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China Envoy Calls for Calm and Restraint Between Saudi, Iran

BEIJING, Jan 11 – A Chinese envoy who visited Saudi Arabia and Iran over the past week has called for both countries to exercise calm and restraint amid an on-going feud between the two countries, in a rare diplomatic foray into the region by Beijing. Tensions between the Sunni Muslim kingdom of Saudi Arabia and

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Saudi Arabia May Take More Measures Against Iran: Foreign Minister

ABU DHABI, Jan 10 – Saudi Arabia may take further measures against Iran after cutting ties with its regional rival this week, the Saudi foreign minister said on Saturday, in a major row over the kingdom’s execution of a Shiite Muslim cleric. Adel Al Jubeir’s comments came in a press conference after an extraordinary meeting

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Deputy Crown Prince Says Saudis Will Not Allow War with Iran

RIYADH, Jan 7 – Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has said a war between his country and Iran would be the beginning of a catastrophe and Riyadh would not allow it, the Economist reported on Thursday. “It is something that we do not foresee at all, and whoever is pushing towards that is somebody

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Saudi Will Collapse if it Keeps its “Sectarian” Policies: Iran Guards

By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin DUBAI, Jan 7 – The deputy head of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) told Saudi Arabia on Thursday it would “collapse” in coming years if it kept pursuing what he called its sectarian policies in the region. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Sudan and Djibouti broke off ties with Iran this week, the United

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