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Kuwait, too, recalls its Iran ambassador

Gulf kingdom joins Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Sudan in breaking ties with Iran as Sunni-Shi'ite rift expands.Gil Ronen, 1/5/2016, 12:21 PM

Saudi Arabia: Those executed received a fair trial

Saudi Arabia's mission to the UN defends the execution of 47 men, including Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr which angered Iran.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/5/2016, 6:46 AM

Iran regrets attacks on Saudi missions

Iran says it will spare no effort in arresting violent rioters who attacked Saudi missions in Tehran and Mashad.Ben Ariel, 1/5/2016, 4:16 AM

After Saudi Arabia, Bahrain cuts ties with Iran

A day after the Saudis cut ties with Iran, Bahrain, too, gave Iranian envoys 48 hours to leave the kingdom.Gil Ronen, 1/4/2016, 3:06 PM

Clinton: The Saudis are not immune from criticism

Democratic presidential candidate says Saudi Arabia's executions on the weekend raise some "serious questions".Ben Ariel, 1/4/2016, 5:44 AM

Iran blames America, Britain and 'Zionists'

Iranian commander claims that United States, Britain and Israel are responsible for Saudi Arabia executing Nimr al-Nimr.Dalit Halevi, 1/4/2016, 4:46 AM

Saudi Arabia gives Iranians 48 hours to leave

Saudi Arabia cuts diplomatic ties with Iran after its embassy in Tehran was attacked by protesters.Ben Ariel, 1/4/2016, 12:10 AM

Khamenei: Hand of God will take vengeance

In an open threat to Saudi Arabia, Iranian Supreme leader responds to execution of prominent Shiite cleric.Raphael Poch, 1/3/2016, 10:26 AM

State Department: Execution may worsen tensions

United States expresses concern after Saudi Arabia executes prominent Shiite cleric, triggering condemnation and protests.Ben Ariel, 1/3/2016, 3:42 AM

Iran: Angry Protesters torch Saudi embassy

Angry Iranian protesters storm Saudi Arabia's embassy in Tehran in protest over the execution of Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr.Ben Ariel, 1/3/2016, 1:46 AM

Saudi execution of Shi'ite cleric sparks outrage

Iran: 'Saudi government will pay a high price for following these policies.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/2/2016, 7:28 PM

Saudi Grand Mufti says ISIS are 'Israeli soldiers'

Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-Asheikh calls ISIS threats against Israel a 'lie,' claiming the jihadists are 'part of the Israeli soldiers.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/28/2015, 9:52 AM

Rouhani: Syria's destruction pleases only Israel

Iranian President accuses Saudi Arabia of promoting poverty and terrorism in the Middle East.Ben Ariel, 12/28/2015, 6:45 AM

Saudi King blames Assad for the rise of ISIS

Saudi King Salman says Syrian President aided the rise of the Islamic State group.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/24/2015, 5:46 AM

Iran's growing clout spurs Saudi action on Syria

Wary of an emboldened, aggressive Iran, Middle East's leading Sunni Arab power taking matters into its own hands in Syria.Ian Timberlake, 12/22/2015, 7:06 PM

Saudi official: Arab culture 'immersed in hatred'

Member of Saudi Arabian legislative council calls on Arab world to take responsibility for violent and xenophobic culture.Tova Dvorin, 12/18/2015, 8:15 AM

Saudi Arabia launches 'anti-terror' coalition

Saudi Arabia forms 34-state Islamic military coalition to combat terrorism. Iran not included in initiative.Ben Ariel, 12/15/2015, 2:15 AM

20 women elected in landmark Saudi poll

Saudi voters elect 20 women for local government seats in the first election in which women were allowed to participate.Ben Ariel, 12/14/2015, 6:28 AM

Women win in Saudi Arabia elections

Historic day for Saudi women following the country's first-ever elections open to female voters and candidates.Shoshana Miskin, 12/13/2015, 10:00 AM

Trump and Saudi prince engage in Twitter war

Saudi prince tweets that Trump is a disgrace over call to ban Muslim entry to the Unites States. Trump fires back.Elad Benari, 12/13/2015, 6:02 AM

The war between the coalitions

Two coalitions are battling for control of the Middle East. America belongs to neither of them.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 12/11/2015, 5:32 AM

Imprisoned Saudi blogger starts hunger strike

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, who was convicted of insulting Islam, has been on a hunger strike since Tuesday.Ben Ariel, 12/11/2015, 2:14 AM

Why aren't the Arabs fighting ISIS?

Experts discuss why Arab coalition states dropping out as West picks up speed - internal Islamic war with Iran at the center of things.Ari Yashar, 12/10/2015, 5:20 PM

Saudi Arabia confirms California shooter visited

Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Washington confirmed that Syed Farook visited the country in the summer of 2014.Ben Ariel, 12/4/2015, 12:13 AM

Saudis shower over $1 million in gifts on Obamas

Saudi royal family leads private gifts to Obama family in 2014, giving Michelle expensive jewelry and Barack a floor-length cape.Ari Yashar, 12/1/2015, 9:30 PM

Saudi Arabia blacklists 12 Hezbollah members

Saudi Arabia widens its sanctions against Hezbollah, which fights Saudi-backed rebels in Syria.Ben Ariel, 11/30/2015, 5:44 AM

Saudi women begin first-ever election campaign

Saudi women join the historic election campaign in a tentative step to forward women’s rights.Shoshana Miskin, 11/29/2015, 2:54 PM

Saudi Arabia threatens Twitter user with lawsuit

Saudi Arabia threatens to sue Twitter user who said a death sentence handed down to a poet was 'ISIS-like'.Ben Ariel, 11/27/2015, 4:46 AM

UN condemns Syria for human rights violations

UN committee condemns human rights violations in Syria, in a resolution presented by Saudi Arabia - whose own track record is questionable.Ben Ariel, 11/20/2015, 5:12 AM

Saudi Arabia wants UN to condemn Russia

Saudi Arabia submits resolution to condemn Iranian and Russian intervention in Syria.Ben Ariel, 11/11/2015, 4:42 AM

Saudis refuse soccer match with Palestinians

Saudis cite security concerns to FIFA, but Riyadh really fears playing near Ramallah would mean recognizing 'Israeli occupation.'Cynthia Blank, 11/4/2015, 3:47 PM

The Russian Bear has joined the cardgame in the Middle East

Russia has joined the game and it remains to see which way the cards will fall.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 10/30/2015, 3:26 PM

Jailed Saudi blogger wins EU human rights prize

Raif Badawi, imprisoned in 2012 for 'insulting Islam,' awarded European Parliament's prestigious Sakharov Prize.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/29/2015, 2:47 PM

Saudi Arabia to execute pro-democracy cleric

Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court rejects appeal against the death sentence for Shiite cleric who called for pro-democracy protests.Ben Ariel, 10/26/2015, 4:46 AM

Kerry looks to Arab countries for help on Syria

US Secretary of State talks with Arab leaders to find new ideas to end Syrian civil war.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/24/2015, 11:18 PM

Saudi Arabia Tells Iran to Stop 'Meddling'

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister warns his country is ready to respond if Iran continues to meddle in the affairs of the kingdom's neighbors.Ben Ariel, 10/20/2015, 3:43 AM

Iran Claims Houthis Destroy Arab Warship

If true, claim suggests pro-Iranian rebels in Yemen have their hands on sophisticated anti-ship missiles, presenting a game-changing threat.Mark Langfan, Arutz Sheva UN Correspondent, 10/12/2015, 10:30 AM

Putin Discusses Syria with Saudi Defense Minister

Russian President meets Saudi Arabia's Defense Minister Prince to discuss the possibility of a political solution in Syria.Ben Ariel, 10/12/2015, 3:13 AM

​Putin/Iran Will Rape Sunni Oil Riches as Stalin/Hitler Raped Poland

What is Putin's goal? Mark Langfan, 10/7/2015, 10:40 AM

Jailed Saudi Blogger Wins Free-Speech Prize

Raif Badawi, who was accused of insulting Islam, awarded the PEN Pinter Prize.Ben Ariel, 10/7/2015, 5:42 AM

Jewish Leaders Send Condolences to Saudi King

WJC heads representing over 100 Jewish communities tell King Salman: 'may we worship our common God with love and in peace.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/1/2015, 10:42 PM

Over Half of Hajj Stampede Deaths Are Iranian

464 Iranians among the 769 killed in 'stoning the devil' stampede, followed by Egypt with 75 dead; Iran steps up anti-Saudi rhetoric.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/1/2015, 3:40 PM

Iran Rejects Claims it Sent Arms to Yemen

Iranian fishing ship headed to Yemen found filled with anti-tank shells, though Iran says accusations of it arming Houthis are 'baseless.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/1/2015, 1:25 PM

Lapid Meets Saudi Prince to Talk Peace Plans

Saudi ex-intel chief holds meeting with MK after he states support for Saudi Initiative, in a move to arrange a regional peace summit.Ari Yashar, 9/30/2015, 6:18 PM

Iranian Weapons Ship Bound For Yemen Seized

Saudi-backed coalition in Yemen seizes of Iranian weapons vessel in first possible evidence Tehran is arming Houthi rebels.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/30/2015, 12:27 PM

9/11 Victims' Lawsuit Against Saudis Dismissed

Manhattan judge dismisses claims against Saudi Arabia by families of victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks.Ben Ariel, 9/30/2015, 5:51 AM

Khamenei Demands Saudi Apology for Hajj Stampede

Iranian Supreme Leader accuses Riyadh of 'passing the buck' in tragedy in latest barb aimed at the rival kingdom.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/27/2015, 11:13 AM

Hackers Target Saudi Arabia for Teen's Crucifixion

#OpNimr downs several Saudi gov't sites, while outrage builds over impending execution - as Saudi Arabia takes up UN Human Rights chair.Ari Soffer, 9/27/2015, 11:13 AM

Saudi Arabia Rejects Criticism Over Stampede

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister warns Iran not to play politics over the stampede that killed at least 769 people.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/27/2015, 6:40 AM

Rouhani Pushes for Probe of Saudi Hajj Stampede

Iran President Rouhani insists on 'swift action' in response to 769 deaths during this year's pilgrimage.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/26/2015, 9:38 PM

Iran Demands to be Part of Stampede Investigation

Iran demands to be represented in the Saudi investigation into the stampede that killed more than 700 pilgrims.Ben Ariel, Canada, 9/25/2015, 9:17 PM

Khamenei Says Saudis Caused Hajj Stampede

'Government of Saudi Arabia must take huge responsibility for catastrophe,' says Iranian Supreme Leader, declaring 3 days of mourning.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/24/2015, 9:44 PM

Saudi Prince Calls for Investigation into Stampede

New details of how lethal stampede occurred surface as death toll set to keep rising; deaths occurred during 'binding of Ishmael' ritual.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/24/2015, 7:55 PM

Iran Summons Saudi Envoy Over Mecca Stampede

Iranian officials lose no time accusing Saudi Arabia of neglect causing lethal stampede, after previously suggesting holy sites be divided.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/24/2015, 4:34 PM

UNHRC Chair Saudi Arabia to Crucify Protester

Outrage as Saudi court confirms death sentence by beheading, crucifixion - and still takes leadership of UNHRC.Ari Soffer, 9/24/2015, 2:02 PM

Saudi Arabian Envoy Heads UNHRC Panel

Saudi involvement in influential UNHRC panel leaves watchdog fuming. 'This is like making a pyromaniac into the town fire chief.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/20/2015, 11:29 AM

Will Islam's Holiest Site be Taken From Saudis?

Egyptian leaders say Saudis failing Hajj pilgrimage after crane fall, indicating possible division of authority among Muslim states.Ari Yashar, 9/17/2015, 7:22 PM