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Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of stoking regional tension

Jan 04, 2016 - 2:25 PM

Iran: Saudi Arabia sees not only its interests but also its existence in pursuing crises and confrontations and attempts to resolve its internal problems by exporting them to the outside

STRAINED TIES. Iranian protestors hold posters of late Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr during a demonstration near the Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran, Iran, January 3, 2016. Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Saudi severs ties with Iran after embassy attack

Jan 04, 2016 - 7:55 AM

UPDATED The diplomatic fallout comes as Iran s supreme leader said Saudi Arabia would face divine revenge for executing Sheikh Nimr al Nimr and as Western nations voice concern about escalating sectarian tensions

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir speaks during a press conference held at Saudi Foreign Ministry press hall, on January 3, 2016 in Riyadh. Ahmed Farwan/AFP

43 Shiites killed as gunmen attack bus in Pakistan

May 13, 2015 - 4:02 PM

Pakistan is seeing a rising tide of sectarian violence in recent years particularly against Shiites who make up around 20 of the country s predominantly Muslim population