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Saudi Arabia executes 81 men in one day, the biggest mass execution in decades
Middle East

Saudi Arabia executes 81 men in one day, the biggest mass execution in decades

(Reuters)Saudi Arabia¬†executed 81 men on Saturday, including seven Yemenis and one Syrian, for terrorism and other offenses including holding “deviant…
Some executed in Saudi Arabia had protested their innocence
Middle East

Some executed in Saudi Arabia had protested their innocence

Beirut, Lebanon (CNN)–Long before Saudi Arabia announced it had carried out one of the largest mass executions in its history…
Iran’s Zarif says Saudi must choose: extremism or engagement
Middle East

Iran’s Zarif says Saudi must choose: extremism or engagement

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has accused Saudi Arabia of supporting extremists and "promoting sectarian hatred" and urged Riyadh…
Obama, Abadi discuss concern over Saudi Arabia execution in call
Middle East

Obama, Abadi discuss concern over Saudi Arabia execution in call

President Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Wednesday discussed their "mutual concern" over Saudi Arabia's execution of…
Egypt condemns attack on Saudi embassy in Tehran
Egypt

Egypt condemns attack on Saudi embassy in Tehran

Egypt has condemned attacks on Saudi Arabia's embassy in Tehran and the Saudi consulate in Mashhad, according to a statement…
Islamic State threatens to destroy Saudi prisons after executions
Middle East

Islamic State threatens to destroy Saudi prisons after executions

Islamic State threatened to destroy Saudi Arabian prisons holding jihadists after Riyadh's execution of 47 people including 43 convicted Al-Qaeda…
New Saudi-Iran crisis threatens wider escalation
Middle East

New Saudi-Iran crisis threatens wider escalation

The last time Saudi Arabia broke off ties with Iran, after its embassy in Tehran was stormed by protesters in…
Shi’ite Muslims worldwide decry execution of Saudi cleric
Middle East

Shi’ite Muslims worldwide decry execution of Saudi cleric

Saudi Arabia's execution of a leading cleric from the Shi'ite Muslim minority drew protests from around the world against the…
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