Iran is growing a Shi'ite nucleus in Israel, manipulates internal strife - opinion

Iran, discontent with their current regime of torture, is attempting to expand their influence in Israel.

Shi'ite fighters from Saraya al-Salam, who are loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, gather in th

Sadr's supporters leave Baghdad on his order following riots

Violent clashes erupted in Iraq's Republican Palace in the heavily protected Green Zone after the powerful Shi'ite cleric announced he would fully withdraw from politics.


Armed clashes sweep Iraq amid political turmoil

Iraq has been swept by political turmoil in the past year as all sides failed to form a government coalition.


Sadrist protests against Iranian influence: Iraq's testing moment

BEHIND THE LINES: The possibility of further deterioration remains very real. Iraq is currently passing through its most tense days since the ISIS war eight years ago. 

Blast in Kabul, Afghanistan kills 8; Islamic State claims responsibility

The militant group said in a statement that 20 people were killed and injured in an attack launched in western Kabul.


Islamic State claims responsibility for attack in Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif

The explosions killed at least nine and injured 15 members of the local Shi'a community, who are a religious minority in Afghanistan. A bomb also went off in a mosque in Kabul.


Radical Iraqi cleric proposes bill to criminalize relations with Israel

Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's political bloc will criminalize the normalization of relations with Israel.

Hezbollah: We won't be dragged to civil war

The violence added to concerns for the stability of a country that is awash with weapons and grappling with one of the world's sharpest ever economic meltdowns.

JORDAN’S KING ABDULLAH II listens during a meeting in Amman in May.

It's official: Jordan is now allies with Iran - opinion

The king of Jordan believes that opening the door to the Shi’ites will save his country from these crises. But as we have said, this will be a double-edged sword.


The growing threat facing Israel from Iraq

BEHIND THE LINES: Iraq is already part of the northern crescent of threats facing Israel. The US presence, broader policy regarding Iran makes Israeli action in Iraq more complicated than in Syria.

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