- How France Became an Iran Hawk
The French don’t trust Iran’s nuclear promises, but they don’t trust Washington much, either.
- 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.
- 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?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.