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Iraq is failing – It’s time to cut loose

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.

By DAVAN YAHYA KHALIL
23/07/2018
Shi'ite factor poses tough challenge for Israel

The Shi’ite axis features an underlying dimension that makes it a more challenging foe than Israel’s Sunni rivals.

By YIGAL WALT , TAMER NASHEF
24/02/2018
Saudi Arabia frees nine Iranian fishermen detained two years ago

Saudi authorities released the men in a boat in Iranian waters on Wednesday.

By REUTERS
22/02/2018
TURKEY’S PRESIDENT Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani in Sochi.
Trump’s declaration on Jerusalem reflects Sunni Arab-Israeli understanding

The strongest reactions emanated from Iran and Turkey rather than from Arab states.

Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan, a former head of Saudi intelligence
The Israel-Sunni alliance

Although discreet ties have developed, they are unlikely to be formalized without progress on the Palestinian track.

Iran’s president calls on Saudis to switch sides, abandon US & Israel

Rouhani calls Riyadh's ties to US "a strategic mistake and miscalculation."

By JPOST.COM STAFF
08/11/2017
Akram Kaabi, the leader of Nujaba, meets with Ali Akbar Velayati, senior advisor to the supreme lead
The Iraqi militia helping Iran carve a road to Damascus

Ties between the Shi'ite-led governments in Tehran and Baghdad have become stronger, and Iran has acquired growing influence in Iraq.

By REUTERS
22/09/2017
donald trump visits riyadh
Lines in the Sand: Qatar's increasing isolation in the Arab world

An alliance of pro-US Sunni Arab states is emerging.

IRAQI FORCES advance in Qayara to attack Islamic State in Mosul yesterday.
Analysis: Iraqi city’s reconquest fraught with danger for Sunnis

“The recapture of Mosul will herald another beginning, not an end to radicalism, extremism and violent sectarianism.”

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Arab world: Religious minorities feel weight of Gulf rivalries

The ‘cold war’ between Tehran and Riyadh is making life ever more complicated for Sunnis in Iran and Shi’ites in Saudi Arabia.

By ROBERT SWIFT/ THE MEDIA LINE
30/01/2016
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