- Kuwait recalled its ambassador to Tehran on Tuesday, becoming the latest ally of Saudi Arabia to take diplomatic action against Iran following the storming of the Saudi embassy over the weekend.
The crisis was sparked by the execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a prominent Shiite cleric, over the weekend for alleged terror offences.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Saudi Arabia would face 'divine revenge' for the killing.
Yesterday, UN chief Ban-Ki moon called on Iran and Saudi Arabia to avoid any actions that could further exacerbate the situation. +
- Israeli police clashed with Palestinian youths for the third day in a row on Tuesday at the Al Aqsa Mosque despite Jordan's King Abdullah warning that the clashes at the sacred temple could impact his country's relations with Israel.
In a report entitled 'Black Friday', Amnesty International says there is 'overwhelming evidence' that the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) committed war crimes in the city of Rafah after Hamas militants captured an Israeli soldier on August 1st 2014.