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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Iran Reacts With Fury after Saudis Execute Shiite Cleric

By Sam Wilkin and Angus McDowall DUBAI/RIYADH, Jan 3 – Iranian protesters stormed the Saudi Embassy in Tehran early on Sunday morning as Shiite Muslim Iran reacted with fury to Saudi Arabia’s execution of a prominent Shiite cleric. Demonstrators who had massed at the embassy gates to protest at Nimr Al Nimr’s execution broke into

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Shiites Worldwide Slam Execution of Saudi Cleric

By Sam Wilkin DUBAI, Jan 2 – Saudi Arabia’s execution of a leading cleric from the Shiite Muslim minority drew protests from around the world against the ruling Al Saud family and threatened to further intensify a wave of sectarian conflict in the Middle East. Lebanon’s Supreme Islamic Shiite Council called Saturday’s execution of cleric

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