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Saudi Arabia says last week it arrested 10 members of a "terrorist cell", which Riyadh linked to the Revolutionary Guard in Iran.

Iran's foreign ministry hit back at Saudi Arabia's remarks to the United Nations.

Saudi Arabia to review death sentences for three minors

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Saudi Arabia to review death sentences for three minors

Ali Al-Nimr, Dawoud Al-Marhoon and Abdullah Al-Zaher were arrested as minors on protest-related charges, are set to have their death sentences reviewed

Saudi 'forced' 3 Iranian boats to leave waters

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Saudi 'forced' 3 Iranian boats to leave waters

Saudi state media said it forced Iranian ships to retreat from its waters.

Saudi refuses to return bodies of executed Shia Muslims

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Saudi refuses to return bodies of executed Shia Muslims

More than 80 members of Saudi Arabia's Shia Muslim community have been executed since 2016. None of their bodies have been handed over to family ...

Giorgio Cafiero and Khalid al-Jaber

The UAE and Iran's Maritime Talks

Comment: The UAE is seeking dialogue with Iran to better manage the risks of a major conflict erupting in the Arabian Gulf, write Giorgio Cafiero and Khalid al-Jaber.

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Iran, Pakistan to form border 'reaction force' following attacks

Iran and Pakistan decided to set up a joint border force following a spat of deadly attacks by armed groups on their frontier.

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Saudi Arabia, UAE donate aid to flood-hit arch-rival Iran

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have donated 95 tonnes of aid to their regional arch-rival Iran, following devastating floods ...

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US, UK and France hold anti-mine exercise off Bahrain

The American, British and French navies launched anti-mine drills off Bahrain amid continued tensions with Iran.

It is still possible to protest in Saudi Arabia

Robert Cusack

It is still possible to protest in Saudi Arabia

A group of exiled opposition figures are organising small-scale, anonymous protests in Saudi Arabia, with videos emerging of citizens mocking ...

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Qatar restores full diplomatic ties with Iran

Qatar announced on Thursday the restoration of full diplomatic ties with Iran, 20 months after Doha broke them off with Tehran.

Qatar announces return of ambassador to Iran

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Qatar announces return of ambassador to Iran

Qatar says it will return its ambassador to Iran, 20 months after Doha broke diplomatic ties with Tehran.

Saudi succession reshuffle threatens the house of cards

Robert Springborg

Saudi succession reshuffle threatens the house of cards

Comment: An indulged prince who flaunts his wealth, newly proclaimed Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman will find building support amid increasing ...

Saudi succession reshuffle threatens the house of cards

Robert Springborg

Saudi succession reshuffle threatens the house of cards

Comment: An indulged prince who flaunts his wealth, newly proclaimed Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman will find building support amid increasing ...

Bahrain investigates 'terrorist' hack of foreign minister's Twitter account

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Bahrain investigates 'terrorist' hack of foreign minister's Twitter account

Tweets from Al-Khalifa’s account called for the end of the Bahraini monarchy and accused Bahrain and Saudi Arabia of imposing a crackdown on ...

The New Arab & agencies

Ten events that changed Iran since the Islamic Revolution

Iran is due to hold presidential elections on Friday. Here is a look back at ten key dates in the country's history, since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

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Saudi Arabia executes 150 people for second successive year

According to statistics from UK-based human rights group Reprieve, a high percentage of those executed are political dissidents or individuals ...

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Saudi sentences 15 to death for 'spying for Iran'

A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced 15 people, mostly from the local Shia minority, to death and several others to prison for allegedly spying ...

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi policeman shot dead in majority Shia town

The attack is the third of its kind in Dammam in the past two months with concerns that sporadic unrest among Saudi's Shia community could be ...

Iran sentences Saudi embassy attackers to jail

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Iran sentences Saudi embassy attackers to jail

Iran has sentenced protesters accused of storming Saudi Arabia's embassy in Tehran after the execution of a prominent cleric to up to six months ...

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi Arabia executes prince for murder

Saudi Arabia has been widely criticised by rights groups for its widespread use of capital punishment. But it is rare for royalty to be put to ...

Soleimani slams Saudi Arabia and Western 'moral decay'

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Soleimani slams Saudi Arabia and Western 'moral decay'

In a speech in the Iranian city of Malayer the head of the Iranian Quds force also took aim at French President Francois Hollande's infidelity.

Saudi Arabia urges UN reforms to 'confront world challenges'

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Saudi Arabia urges UN reforms to 'confront world challenges'

Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Nayef said at a General Assembly debate that the UN needed urgent reforms to confront world challenges such as ...

Handshake 'snub' draws Iranian support but Saudi ire

Martin Armstrong

Handshake 'snub' draws Iranian support but Saudi ire

A video clip allegedly showing a Yemeni pilgrim declining the chance to shake King Salman's hand has become the focus in a growing propaganda ...

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