Saudi Arabia announced Jan. 5 it is ceasing all air services with Iran due to increasing tension between Riyadh and Tehran following Saudi Arabia’s execution of a Shia Moslem cleric, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. Saudi Arabia is the homeland of Sunni Islam, while Iran is the champion of the Shia branch of the religion. The two nations have long been rivals and have taken opposing sides in the current strife in Syria and Yemen. Rioters set ablaze the Saudi embassy in Tehran following news of ...

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