1. Middle East Time Bomb: The Real Aim of ISIS Is to Replace the Saud Family as the New Emirs of Arabia
    BEIRUT — ISIS is indeed a veritable time bomb inserted into the heart of the Middle East. But its destructive power is not as commonly understood.
  2. Why Iran Stood With Erdogan
    As July 15 was coming to an end in Tehran, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was on the phone with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu, whose government was under the threat of being overthrown by a military coup.
  3. You Can’t Understand ISIS If You Don’t Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia
    BEIRUT — The dramatic arrival of Da’ish (ISIS) on the stage of Iraq has shocked many in the West. Many have been perplexed — and horrified — by its violence and its evident magnetism for Sunni youth.
  4. Unwelcome guests
    EVEN for a country as inured to war as Afghanistan, the strike on a crowd of peaceful protesters in Kabul on July 23rd was shocking.
  5. Saudi Arabia-Iran tensions
    Iran recently said that it was time the countries set aside their differences to confront militants.
  6. Iran Condemns Civilian Slaughter by Saudi Forces in Yemeni Village
    AhlulBayt News Agency – Massacre of Yemeni civilians in al-Sarari of Taiz in Yemen is a clear example of crime against humanity and genocide, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Wednesday.
  7. Bahraini authorities summoned 15 Shiite clerics in a month
    AhlulBayt News Agency – A local Bahraini newspaper said that the security authorities summoned 15 Shiite clerics since the revocation of Bahrain’s Shia spiritual leader Sheikh Isa Qassim’s citizenship.
  8. Militant Clergy—the Future of Shia Islam?
    Mohammad Aqamiri might be the first-ever Shia cleric from Iran who martyred himself in Syria after the Syrian uprising.
  9. Saudi Arabia-Iran tensions
    Iran recently said that it was time the countries set aside their differences to confront militants.
  10. ISIS beheads 4 Syrians for helping civilians flee besieged al-Bukamal city
    AhlulBayt News Agency – Extremists of the ISIS on Wednesday executed four Syrian men in the eastern Deir ez-Zor province on charges of “supporting enemies of the Caliphate”, local sources reported.