Saudi-led coalition, Yemen deny Iran embassy hit

The Saudi-led coalition and Yemen’s foreign ministry denied Iran’s accusation that Saudi warplanes had hit its embassy in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa. Iran on Thursday said the warplanes had attacked its embassy in Yemen’s capital on Wednesday night, an accusation that exacerbated tension between the major Shi’ite and Sunni[…]

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Rouhani determined to end embassy attacks in Iran

President Hassan Rouhani asked Iran’s judiciary on Wednesday to urgently prosecute the people who attacked the Saudi embassy in Tehran in protest at the kingdom’s execution of a prominent Shi’ite cleric. Rouhani’s comments appear to show his determination to reduce tension with Iran’s Sunni Gulf neighbors and continue his attempts[…]

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Embassy in Jordan confirms death of SA citizen

The South African embassy in Jordan has confirmed that a South African was shot and killed on Monday, the Department of International Relations (Dirco) said. The South African killed was a 37-year-old from Gauteng who worked for an American security company, Dirco spokesperson Nelson Kgwete wrote on Twitter. “The next-of-kin[…]

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