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Aleppo evacuations resume after stand-off over villages

Convoys of evacuees travelled from a rebel-held area of Aleppo and from two Shi'ite villages besieged by insurgents after a days-long stand-off.

Saudi Arabia cuts ties with Iran

Riyadh has cut ties with Iran following the storming of its embassy in Tehran in an escalating row over Riyadh's execution of a Shi'ite Muslim cleric.

World leaders due in Saudi Arabia to offer condolences

Several leaders, including US President Barack Obama, will visit Saudi Arabia's new King Salman after the death of his predecessor, King Abdullah.

Zuma: Saudi king a mediator and peacemaker

​President Jacob Zuma has sent condolences to the family of Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud following news of his death on Friday.

US reversal on Syria attack a blow to Gulf allies

The US's decision to not strike Syria leaves Saudi Arabia and Qatar with a few options beyond continuing to fund one side in a military stalemate.

Teen killed by riot police during Bahrain protest

Riot police in Bahrain have killed a teenager while firing shotgun pellets during clashes with protesters following a demonstration on Friday.

Saudi King prepares key appointments after heir dies

As Saudi Arabia mourns the death of Crown Prince Sultan, King Abdullah prepares to nominate his new heir.

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