Shiite cleric

Loyalists of Iraq’s influential cleric go on pro-reform strike

Thousands of followers of Iraq's influential Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr went on strike Sunday as part of his campaign to push for government reforms.

Saudi Arabia cuts ties with Iran amid heightened tensions

Saudi Arabia is cutting diplomatic ties with Iran, the Saudi foreign ministry says.

Iranian leader vows "divine vengeance" over Saudi cleric's execution

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei threatened regional rival Saudi Arabia with "divine vengeance" after the execution of a top Shiite cleric known for his activism against the kingdom's...

Saudi-Iran tensions grow over leading Shiite cleric's execution

Tensions grew Sunday between Saudi Arabia and its regional rival Iran, a day after Riyadh executed a prominent Shiite cleric, angering the region's Shiites.

Saudi embassy in Tehran stormed after Shiite cleric's execution

Several demonstrators stormed the Saudi embassy in Tehran and torched parts of the building, in reaction to the execution of a top Shiite cleric known for his activism against the Sunni government...