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Iranian protesters damage Saudi embassy execution of Shia cleric

Firefighters arrive at the scene of the Saudi Arabian embassy which was torched by members of an angry mob in Tehran. Photo: EPA

Iran leader sees ‘divine vengeance’ for Saudi cleric execution Iranian protesters stormed the Saudi Embassy in Tehran early on Sunday as Shi’ite Muslim Iran reacted with fury to Saudi Arabia’s execution of a prominent Shi’ite cleric. Demonstrators who had massed at the embassy gates to protest against cleric Nimr al-Nimr’s execution broke into the embassy and started fires before being ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia executes 47 on terrorism charges, including top Shia cleric

Mansour Al-Turki, L, and Mansour Al-Ghafari, spokesmen for the Interior and Justice ministries respectively. (SPA)

Region anger was growing tonight after Saudi Arabia announced the execution of 47 prisoners accused of terrorism charges, including a Muslim Shi’ite cleric who was a central figure in 2011 Arab Spring-inspired protests in the kingdom. RIYADH: Saudi Arabia executed 47 people on Saturday for terrorism, mostly suspected Al-Qaeda members, Saudi Interior Ministry said on Saturday. The Ministry statement, published ... Read More »

Fire in Saudi hospital kills at least 25, injures 100

Saudi civil defence agency workers at the hospital after the fire. Photo: Reuters

At least 25 killed and 100 people injured after blaze breaks out at Jazan hospital in Saudi Arabia RIYADH (Saudi Arabia) – A fire at a hospital in Saudi Arabia killed 25 people and injured more than 100 others as it ripped through the intensive care unit and the maternity ward before dawn, the Saudi civil defence agency said. The fire broke ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia announces 34 Islamic Countries coalition to fight terrorism

Saudi Arabia announces 34 Islamic Countries coalition to combat terrorism

RIYADH – Saudi Arabia has announced a 34-country Islamic military alliance to combat all such organizations which aim at terrorizing the innocent, spreading killing and corruption in the world. The countries participating in the alliance along with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are: Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Turkey, Chad, Togo, Tunisia, Djibouti, Senegal, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Gabon, Guinea, Palestine, ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia plans to build World’s tallest skyscraper

Saudi Arabia plans to build World’s tallest skyscraper

Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) – Dubai, long champion of all things biggest, longest and most expensive, will soon have some competition from neighboring Saudi Arabia. Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, could be stripped of its Guinness title if Saudi Arabia succeeds in its plans to construct the even larger Jeddah Tower — a prospect looking more likely as funds for the $1.23 ... Read More »

Saudi Arabian Ambassador to US appointed as Kingdom’s new foreign minister

Adel A. Al-Jubeir becomes new foreign minister of Saudi Arabia

Adel al-Jubeir becomes new foreign minister, succeeding veteran Prince Saud al-Faisal, who served for four decades RIYADH (Saudi Arabia) – Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, replaced veteran Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al Faisal with Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the U.S. Adel al-Jubeir, as part of a dramatic reshuffling of his top officials. The changes were announced in a statement from the royal ... Read More »

Pakistan decides not to participate in Saudi-led coalition against Yemen

Pakistan says it is not prepared to participate in the Saudi-led coalition that has launched airstrikes on Yemen. ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – “Instead of aggravating the situation (in Yemen) by participating in it (coalition), Pakistan should do what it can to prevent it for the alliance and unity of the Muslim world,” Pakistani Defense Minister Khawaja Asif told the Pakistani parliament ... Read More »

Pakistan will defend Saudi Arabia but not escalate conflict: Pak defence minister

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan is ready to defend Saudi Arabia s “territorial integrity” but not to escalate any conflict, the defence minister said Friday, after Riyadh asked Islamabad to join the coalition of countries battling Yemen rebels. Khawaja Asif told parliament Pakistan was not prepared to take part in any conflict that would divide the Muslim world on sectarian lines. “We don’t ... Read More »

John Kerry Flies to Saudi Arabia to Discuss Iran Nuclear Talks, Yemen instability

RIYADH (Saudi Arabia) – After wrapping up the latest round of Iran nuclear negotiations in Switzerland, US  Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Saudi Arabia to take on the challenge of explaining a potential deal over Iran’s nuclear program to the American-allied conservative monarchies of the gulf. Mr. Kerry’s visit include meetings with new Saudi King Salman as well as the ... Read More »

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