Saudi Arabia

Acts of aggression

Print edition : February 05, 2016

Shia women hold placards bearing a portrait of Ayotollah Sheikh Nimr Baqr al-Nimr during a protest against his execution, in Saudi Arabia's eastern coastal city of Qatif on January 8. Photo: AFP

Iranian protesters are pushed back by riot police outside the Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran on January 3. Photo: REUTERS

Saudi Arabia’s execution of a prominent Shia cleric causes serious tensions in its relations with Iran and accentuates the sectarian divide in West Asia.
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