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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.
Putin-Saudi

A Saudi proposal Putin turned down

President Putin of Russia has reportedly turned down $300 billion in Saudi kickbacks to topple Assad.
Mecca Accident

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.
Khobar Tower-Arabs

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.
Najib-Malysia

Wealthy Arabs have made inroads into Malaysia

An IRNA report has said that wealthy Arabs use their money to make inroads to the Malaysian government and influence its regional policies.
Najran-saudi

Ahrar al-Najran Movement calls for independence from Saudi Arabia

Aggression against Yemen and the massacre of defenseless people there by the Saudi regime are one of the reasons why Najran seeks independence.
Yemen-map

Will Yemen’s peace talks run into Saudi bottlenecks?

Observes say the UN-mediated peace talks for Yemen are likely to be held in the shadow of Saudi Arabia’s incessant aggression on the ground.
Muqrin bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud

Former crown prince opposed Saudi aggression against Yemen

Muqrin has said that his opposition was shrugged off and that the defense minister has made the decision [to attack Yemen] on his own.
Marzieh Afkham

FM spokeswoman unaware of visit by Taliban delegation

An investigation should be launched as to who released the news on a trip by a Taliban team to Iran and what information they based their story on, Afkham said.

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