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The posters of Iran's former and current supreme leaders were allegedly put up near the shrine of a revered Sunni Imam by hardline Shia militias backed by Tehran.

The first round of the talks, which marked the first major negotiations between Riyadh and Tehran since 2016, were held on April 9.

Saudi embassy attack 'mastermind' appointed to Iran judo federation

The New Arab Staff

Saudi embassy attack 'mastermind' appointed to Iran judo federation

Iranian media had named Shia cleirc Hassan Kordmihan as a 'mastermind' behind the attack on the Saudi embassy in 2016.

Saudi Arabia says broke up Iran-trained 'terrorist cell'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi Arabia says broke up Iran-trained 'terrorist cell'

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

Iran accuses Saudis of shifting blame for 'crimes'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran accuses Saudis of shifting blame for 'crimes'

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

The New Arab Staff

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

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi 'forced' 3 Iranian boats to leave waters

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

The New Arab

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 ...

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

The New Arab

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.

The New Arab

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 ...

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

The New Arab & agencies

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 ...

Qatar restores full diplomatic ties with Iran

The New Arab

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

The New Arab

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.

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 dissatisfaction a Herculean task, writes Robert Springborg.

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 ...

The New Arab

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 ...

Saudi Arabia executes 150 people for second successive year

The New Arab

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 ...

The New Arab

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 ...

Saudi policeman shot dead in majority Shia town

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

The New Arab

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 ...

Saudi Arabia executes prince for murder

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 ...

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