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Why Saudis Need to Rethink Their Policies

It’s no secret that Saudi Arabia is in deep social and political troubles, both internally and externally. For the past decades, the family has been leading an absolutely pre-medieval society to become a rich and glamorous petroleum-smelling society with sky-scrapers and fancy cars. Yet, the structure and norms of the society remain unchanged.
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14 reasons why Saudi Arabia is a failed Mideast power

Saudi Arabia started 2016 shamefully by carrying out its largest mass execution since 1980, putting 47 men to death on Jan. 2. Among them were at least four prominent Shia activists, including a leader of the kingdom's Shia minority, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. The killings have spurred a new round of tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, the two regional powers.

Saudis made a mistake; tough days lie ahead

The editor-in-chief of Rai al-Youm says his newspaper opposes the death penalties handed down by a corrupt Saudi judicial system which does not appreciate the minimum values of justice and its tools.
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Iran, Saudi Arabia seem to avoid hasty decisions

Tehran’s reaction to the Saudi embassy incident in Tehran shows that Iran seeks to avoid a new crisis in the conflict-hit Middle East region.

Tehran underlines the security of Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran

Tehran police have made a few arrests outside the Saudi embassy in the capital, urging people to pursue their protest at the execution of Sheikh Nimr through legal channels.

Iran strongly condemns execution of Sheikh Nimr

Iranian officials have denounced the execution of a prominent Shiite cleric, urging the world of Islam to show reaction to the killing of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.

Saudi executes 47 people, including Sheikh Nimr

Riyadh says it has executed top Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr and 47 others, defying international calls for the release of the jailed political dissidents.
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A Saudi proposal Putin turned down

President Putin of Russia has reportedly turned down $300 billion in Saudi kickbacks to topple Assad.
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Were high winds really to blame for the deadly crane accident in Mecca?

Studies suggest that there were no storms at the time of the Mecca accident and that worshippers walking around in the courtyard of the Grand Mosque without any difficulty.
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Khobar Towers attack; an ace in the hole for Riyadh?

A report by tabnak.ir has said that Saudi Arabia is using the Khobar Towers bombing as a trump card to influence a congressional decision on the Iran nuclear deal in the United States.

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