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Saudi Arabia recruits Sunni allies in row with Iran

By Sam Wilkin DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia rallied Sunni allies to its side in a growing diplomatic row with Iran on Monday, deepening a sectarian split across the Middle…

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The Latest: Insider says Saudis decided 'enough was enough'

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The latest developments after Saudi Arabia executes a prominent opposition Shiite cleric convicted of terrorism charges, sparking anger in Iran & among Shiites across the…

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The Latest: Iran official says Saudis increasing tensions

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The latest developments after Saudi Arabia severs diplomatic ties with Iran following the execution of a prominent opposition Shiite cleric & attacks on its diplomatic posts…

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China fears regional conflict as Saudi Arabia cuts ties with Iran

BEIJING (Reuters) – China said on Monday it was concerned approximately the prospect of an intensification of conflict in the Middle East after Saudi Arabia severed diplomatic relations with rival…

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NEWS GUIDE: Saudi execution of Shiite leader stokes tensions

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's execution Saturday of 47 prisoners, including an influential Shiite cleric, has prompted a wave of condemnation from Shiite leaders around the region…

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Shi'ite cleric among 47 executed in Saudi Arabia, stirring anger in region

By Angus McDowall RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia executed a prominent Shi'ite Muslim cleric & dozens of al Qaeda members on Saturday, signaling that it would not tolerate attacks, whether…

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U.S. concerned execution of Nimr will exacerbate sectarian tensions

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government expressed concern on Saturday that Saudi Arabia's execution of a prominent Shi'ite cleric, could exacerbate sectarian tensions, & urged all leaders…

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Iranian protesters damage Saudi embassy in Tehran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Protesters in Iran, angered by the execution by Saudi Arabia of a prominent Shiite cleric, broke into the Saudi embassy in Tehran early Sunday, setting fires…

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Oil down 3 percent on surprise U.S. crude build; Brent near 2004 low

By Barani Krishnan NEW YORK (Reuters) – Crude prices fell 3 percent on Wednesday, with Brent sliding toward 11-year lows, after an unusual build in U.S. stockpiles & signs Saudi…

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Oil falls to $37, near 11-year low, as excess supply weighs

By Alex Lawler LONDON (Reuters) – Oil fell close to $37 a barrel on Monday, trading within sight of an 11-year low, pressured by excess supply that has more than…

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