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Iran closes its borders with Iraq, halts flights amid violence - State TV

Millions of Iranians travel to the Iraqi city of Kerbala every year for the ritual of Arbaeen, which marks the end of a 40-day mourning period for the grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, Imam Hussein.


Rockets land in Baghdad's Green Zone after day of clashes - army

Streets were mostly empty of ordinary people as gunmen cruised in pickup trucks carrying machine guns and brandishing grenade launchers.


Iraq's Sadr remains a force to be reckoned with - opinion

Sixty protesters were injured in clashes with security forces. Three days earlier a mass protest outside parliament by Sadr supporters ended only after Sadr tweeted a request to them to disperse.

Iran court issues death sentence against man who killed two clerics

Officials said the attacker was a 21-year-old ethnic Uzbek from Afghanistan with radical Sunni views.


Iraq to delay selection of a new president, lawmakers say

Iraq is delaying the presidential race due to many lawmakers boycotting the vote, prolonging a battle over the presidency and a new government being fought largely between Sadr and the pro-Iran camp.


Iran wants Taliban to embrace 'diversity' of Afghanistan

When it comes Afghanistan, Iran's policy is complex.

IDF identifies Hezbollah militant who fired on Israel

Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah condemned the Druze who stopped and filmed the operatives loading rockets towards Israel.

View of Paris, France and the Eiffel Tower

Could Iran use Shi’ite centers in France to spread terror? - report

The report states that the axis aims to develop "an active civilian and military integrated infrastructure," as a possible terror base on European soil

AN ISIS fighter uses his phone to  lm a military parade in Syria’s northern Raqqa province in 2014

Saudi Arabia condemns 7 Islamist militants to death over Shi'ites' killing

In 2014, members of the Sunni Muslim jihadist group opened fire on Shi'ites who were celebrating Ahura, killing eight.


Iran: Revolutionary Guards are only against 'Zionists' and 'imperialists'

"The roots of our problems are the Zionist regime and American imperialism," Iranian president Hassan Rouhani declared during a military ceremony.

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