The ceasefire in Hodeidah has largely held but violence escalated elsewhere.
There are Salafi people in all of the Palestinian factions that are recognized as "light." However, there is a group that did not recognize the authority of the organization in power in the Strip.
The community is caught in a struggle between Iran's Shi'ite rulers and Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia.
Even with the civil war largely over, some Gazans criticize Hamas for cooperating with Iran, the heart of the Shi’ite enemies for Sunnis everywhere.
Many Kurdish lawmakers boycotted the vote in protest of the parliament’s decision to cut the Kurdistan region’s share from 17% of the budget to less than 12%.
Turkey's ties with Iran expanded last year as the country's relations with the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia - Tehran's main international opponents - all frayed.
he rebellion against President Bashar al-Assad has drawn militant Sunnis from across the region.
Although discreet ties have developed, they are unlikely to be formalized without progress on the Palestinian track.
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On the same day, Egypt also banned all forms of support toward the LGBT community on media outlets.