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Iran's decades-long cold war with Saudi Arabia may finally be reaching a breaking point

The increased Saudi aggression in the region, he contended, demands a tougher response from Tehran.<p>Similarly, Hezbollah deputy secretary-general Naim Qassem warned in an April 13 interview with the Associated Press that the kingdom will "incur very serious losses" and "pay a heavy price" as a …

South Asia

Iran, Saudi Arabia Wage War of Words After Al-Nimr Execution

Rising tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia were given fresh fuel Monday with both sides issuing tit-for-tat verbal volleys.<p>Regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran have been trading blows in an escalating war of words since Saturday following the former's move to execute prominent Shiite opposition …

South Asia

The Saudi Arabia-Iran conflict could hurt Obama's efforts to end the Syrian civil war

The Saudi government's decision to execute Shi'ite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr on Saturday, despite U.S. warnings, illustrated the limits of U.S. influence over the kingdom.<p>And the Saudi decision to cut diplomatic ties to Iran after outraged Iranian protesters entered, and set fire to, the Saudi …

South Asia

The Iran-Saudi Arabia proxy war

If you come from the Donald Trump or Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) school of foreign policy — and don’t think we have interests when Arabs are killing Arabs or think endemic conflict provides fertile ground for terrorists — you probably don’t care that Iran and Saudi Arabia (plus Bahrain, Sudan and the …

South Asia

This map shows the brewing proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia

Throughout the wider Middle East, numerous countries are being wracked by unrest and civil conflict. And, in a majority of the conflicts, the ongoing crises can be seen as an expansion of a proxy war between two of the region's main powers.<p>On the one hand, Shiite Iran has been expanding its …

Middle East

War Between Saudi Arabia and Iran Could Spike Oil Prices

The rift between Saudi Arabia and Iran has quickly ballooned into the worst conflict in decades between the two countries.<p>The back-and-forth …

Oil

We Asked an Expert What Would Happen if Saudi Arabia and Iran Went to War

As tensions between the two Middle Eastern powers intensify, is there actually a chance of a shooting war breaking out? And how disastrous would that be?<p>The relationship between Saudi Arabia and Iran has been fraught with tension for decades. In 1979, when the Shah was overthrown in Iran, that …

South Asia