1. How France Became an Iran Hawk
    The French don’t trust Iran’s nuclear promises, but they don’t trust Washington much, either.
  2. Iraqi forces drive Islamic State out of central Tikrit: PM
    TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi troops aided by Shi’ite paramilitaries have driven Islamic State out of central Tikrit, Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said on Tuesday, but the fight to retake all of Saddam Hussein’s hometown continued.
  3. ISIS Wants a Truce
    In the new edition of its magazine, ISIS floats the idea of a truce. Is the group flagging—or is this just another tactic?
  4. Report: Iran journalist defects while covering nuclear talks
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has confirmed that an Iranian journalist defected while covering nuclear negotiations underway in Switzerland between Tehran and world powers on the country’s controversial atomic program.
  5. Iran nuclear talks miss deadline; U.S. threatens to walk away
    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – Six world powers and Iran negotiated past a March 31 deadline into the wee hours of Wednesday, struggling to conclude an outline accord on Tehran’s nuclear program in the face of a U.S. threat to abandon the talks.
  6. Why Pakistan Will Fight Saudi’s Wars but Not Its Own
    Pakistan, which faces the challenge of terrorism at home, seems ready to join the Saudi-led coalition against the Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen.
  7. Saudi forces and Houthi fighters exchange heavy fire on border – residents
    (Reuters) – Saudi forces and Yemeni Houthi fighters exchanged artillery and rocket fire along several stretches of their border on Tuesday, residents and tribal sources told Reuters.
  8. Saudi-led forces pound Yemen Shiite rebels as Iran sends aid
    SANAA, Yemen — Saudi-led coalition warplanes pounded Yemen’s Shiite rebels for a sixth day on Tuesday, destroying missiles and weapons depots and for the first time using warships to bomb the rebel-held airport and eastern outskirts of the port city of Aden.
  9. The Age-Old Sunni-Shia War Is Sucking America In
    Naiveté led Bush to invade Iraq, and Obama to portray a nuke deal with Iran as a panacea. But all Washington is doing is making things worse.
  10. Bomb attack kills 6 people north of Iraq capital
    At least six people, including four Iranians, have reportedly been killed after a bomber targeted a bus carrying Shia pilgrims north of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.