Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr

Cleric’s execution: Saudi Arabia cuts ties with Iran

Saudi Arabia cuts ties with Iran, 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 Shia Muslim cleric.

January 5, 2016
January 5, 2016

Kuwait recalls envoy as region feuds

Kuwait says it is recalling its ambassador to Iran as a regional row over the execution of a Shia cleric in Saudi Arabia deepens.

January 4, 2016
January 4, 2016

Cleric’s execution: Saudi Arabia cuts ties with Iran

Saudi Arabia cuts ties with Iran, 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 Shia Muslim cleric.

January 3, 2016
January 3, 2016

US warns Saudi execution of Shia cleric could fuel tensions

US expresses concern that Saudi Arabia's execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr could further exacerbate sectarian rivalry in the Middle East.