Manama/Riyadh

Saudi Arabian allies sever, downgrade diplomatic ties with Iran

Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Sudan followed ally Saudi Arabia's lead in severing or downgrading ties with Iran as regional tensions escalate over the Saudi execution of a Shiite dissident cleric.

Bahrain severs diplomatic ties with Iran, UAE downgrades relations

Saudi Arabia's Gulf allies followed its lead in severing or downgrading relations with Iran as regional tensions escalate over the execution of a Saudi Shiite dissident cleric.