- Rafsanjani: Iran’s hard-liners ‘in harmony with Netanyahu’
The March 3 speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in front of the US Congress warning against a nuclear deal with Iran and the circus-like atmosphere of the event’s coverage has even sucked Iranian partisans into the debate.
- Syria’s Nusra Front may leave Qaeda to form new entity
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Leaders of Syria’s Nusra Front are considering cutting their links with al Qaeda to form a new entity backed by some Gulf states trying to topple President Bashar al-Assad, sources said.
- Syria’s Assad insists he has ‘public support’
Beirut (AFP) – President Bashar al-Assad insisted Wednesday he continues to enjoy the support of the Syrian people despite nearly four years of war and international pressure on his regime.
- The wound Netanyahu left
It was disconcerting to watch Congress cheer wildly as a foreign leader, the prime minister of one of the United States’ closest allies, trashed an American president’s foreign policy.
- Iranian president says Israel ‘greatest danger’
Tehran (AFP) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday said Israel creates the “greatest danger” in the region, after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned against a nuclear deal with the Islamic republic.
- Iraqi provinces take ex-Baathists to court
Iraq’s de-Baathification crisis resurfaced Feb. 2, when the Cabinet approved amendments to the Justice and Accountability Act, which deals with the country’s ex-Baathists and the banning of the Baath Party.
- Brotherhood rules out reconciliation with Sisi
Two leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) ruled out any reconciliation with the current Egyptian regime led by Abdel Fatah A-Sisi, Almesryoon.com reported yesterday.
- Killer of 3 Muslim students in US may face death penalty
Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, who killed three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, may face the death penalty, a district attorney general has said.
- Germany says Iran is serious about nuclear talks
Germany’s foreign minister said on Tuesday that Iran is taking international talks seriously in order to reach a permanent agreement over its nuclear fuel programme, Anadolu has reported.
- Sunni-Shiite divide is in their DNA: Reader
I read your article “Ancient Sunni-Shiite divide at heart of modern conflict” (Feb. 22) with interest, which tried to describe the origin of the contention between these two main sects of Islam.