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More countries back Saudi Arabia in Iran dispute

Qatar has become the latest country to back Saudi Arabia in its dispute with Iran, recalling its ambassador to Tehran on Wednesday in response to the attacks on Saudi diplomatic missions last weekend. Jordan, Djibouti, and Turkey also expressed pro-Saudi positions on Wednesday after the embassy attacks in Iran that[…]

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Saudi response to Iran ‘measured’, says expert

Tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran have reaching boiling point after the Kingdom severed all diplomatic ties with its gulf rival, following a series of events spurred by the execution of Iranian cleric, Nimr al-Nimr. The shia preacher, who was arrested and convicted on charges including attempting to incite political[…]

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Cutting ties cannot cover ‘big crime’: Rouhani

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has said Saudi Arabia’s decision to cut diplomatic ties with Tehran “cannot cover its crime” of executing prominent Shia religious leader Nimr al-Nimr. Riyadh on Sunday severed relations with Iran after its embassy in Tehran was set ablaze during protests against Saudi Arabia’s execution of Nimr,[…]

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Saudi Arabia cuts ties with Iran

Saudi Arabia cut ties with Iran on Sunday, responding to the storming of its embassy in Tehran in an escalating row between the rival Middle East powers over Riyadh’s execution of a Shi’ite Muslim cleric. Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told a news conference in Riyadh that the envoy of Shi’ite[…]

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US and Cuba restore ties by opening embassies

The United States and Cuba have reopened embassies in each other’s countries for the first time in 54 years in a move that officially restores their full diplomatic ties. Cuba on Monday was to open its Washington mission with a ceremony attended by hundreds of guests, while the US was to[…]

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Cuba lowers expectations before US talks

A senior Cuban official said Tuesday that restoring diplomatic ties with the United States won’t immediately lead to a full relationship between the Cold War foes after a half-century of enmity. The message appeared designed to lower expectations a day before the arrival of the highest-level U.S. delegation to Cuba[…]

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Hope and some fear in Cuba amid thaw with US

The restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States has unleashed expectations of even more momentous changes on an island that often seems frozen in a past of classic cars and crumbling Art Deco buildings. On the first full day after the surprise announcement, many Cubans expressed hope[…]

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