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Several hundred people protested outside the Saudi Arabian embassy in Australia's Canberra against the execution of prominent Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.

Published in Asia

China has sent an envoy to Saudi Arabia and Iran amid an escalating feud, the Chinese foreign ministry said Thursday, calling on all sides to exercise restraint.

Published in West Asia

Hundreds of protesters in the Canadian capital of Ottawa demanded the cancellation of an arms deal with Riyadh, worth some $15 billion, after Saudi Arabia executed the revered Shiite religious figure Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr and 46 others.

Published in US/Canada

Iran's health minister says Saudi Arabia's recent execution of top cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr resembles terrorist acts being carried out in the Middle East.

Published in West Asia
Thursday, 07 January 2016 06:04

Djibouti severs relations with Iran

Djiboutian Foreign Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf says the African country has severed its diplomatic relations with Iran, following in Saudi Arabia's footsteps.

Published in Africa

Qatar has recalled its ambassador to Tehran amid recent tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran over Riyadh's execution of prominent religious figure, Ayatollah Sheikh Nimr Bair al-Nimr.

Published in Iran
Thursday, 07 January 2016 05:45

Saudi anti-Muslim acts unacceptable: Iran

A senior Iranian official has criticized as "unacceptable" Saudi Arabia's exploitation of its potentialities to harm Muslims' interests in the Middle East region.

Published in Iran

People have taken to the streets of the capitals of Iraq and Greece against Saudi Arabia's recent execution of a prominent Shia religious scholar.

Published in Top Stories

President Hassan Rouhani says Saudi Arabia's recent move to sever diplomatic relations with Iran was aimed at covering the failure of Riyadh's regional policies and undermining peace in the region.

Published in Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the government of Saudi Arabia must stop measures that only serve to pour fuel on regional tensions in the Middle East.

Published in Iran