World Jan 04

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Saudi allies cut diplomatic relations with Iran

A weekend war of words has ignited a full-scale diplomatic confrontation between Saudi Arabia and Iran, pitting Sunnis against Shiites and Persians against Arabs. Saudi Arabia's execution of a prominent Shiite cleric touched off widespread protests, condemnation and violent backlash…

After taking over Iraq’s second largest city Mosul, the Sunni insurgent group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant set its sights on Baghdad, launching a debate over what the United States should do -- if anything…

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