Iraq’s police and security services claim to be in control of the protests that are sweeping the country, yet it seems impossible for this to be true.
The Shi’ite axis features an underlying dimension that makes it a more challenging foe than Israel’s Sunni rivals.
Saudi authorities released the men in a boat in Iranian waters on Wednesday.
The strongest reactions emanated from Iran and Turkey rather than from Arab states.
Although discreet ties have developed, they are unlikely to be formalized without progress on the Palestinian track.
Rouhani calls Riyadh's ties to US "a strategic mistake and miscalculation."
Ties between the Shi'ite-led governments in Tehran and Baghdad have become stronger, and Iran has acquired growing influence in Iraq.
An alliance of pro-US Sunni Arab states is emerging.
“The recapture of Mosul will herald another beginning, not an end to radicalism, extremism and violent sectarianism.”
The ‘cold war’ between Tehran and Riyadh is making life ever more complicated for Sunnis in Iran and Shi’ites in Saudi Arabia.