The kingdom is on track to execute more people this year than in 2015, when it carried out a 20-year high of 158 executions, and to deepen resentment among its Shiite minority.
Saudi Arabia, the West's trusted Middle Eastern ally, may be about to execute three young men arrested for protesting when they were children. VICE News spoke to their families.
At least two Sunni mosques in Iraq were attacked late on Sunday in apparent retaliation for the execution of a leading Shia cleric in Saudi Arabia, while Bahrain has severed ties with Iran.
Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister says the kingdom has severed diplomatic relations with Iran a day after protesters looted and burned the Saudi embassy in Tehran.
Saudi Arabia’s execution of prominent Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr and 46 others triggered unrest across the Middle East on Saturday.