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Can the Sadrist movement transcend sectarianism in Iraq?

21 June, 2018

Interview: Quentin Muller speaks to Moqtada al-Sadr's chief of staff, Dhia al-Asadi, about the Iraqi cleric's vision for Iraq.

UAE-backed forces enter Yemen's Hodeida

21 June, 2018

Pro-government reinforcements have entered Yemen's Hodeida ahead of a major offensive planned to retake the port city from the Houthi rebels.

Germany offers cash-strapped Jordan $100 million loan

21 June, 2018

Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel has offered Jordan a loan of $100 million, as the kingdom attempts to get its finances in order following the cancellation of unpopular austerity measures.

Houthis vow to fight on after losing Hodeida airport

21 June, 2018

Yemen's Houthi rebels vowed to fight on after pro-government forces seized Hodeida airport from them on Wednesday, in a major step towards retaking the port city following a week-long battle

Damascus committed 'barbaric' crimes against humanity in Ghouta: UN

20 June, 2018

The five-year siege of Eastern Ghouta saw civilians indiscriminately attacked and systematically denied food and medicine.

South Sudan war rivals set to meet face-to-face

20 June, 2018

The meeting between rebel leader Riek Machar and President Silva Kiir would be the first between the former comrades-in-arms since 2016.

Israel openly promotes Islamic State ideology

19 June, 2018

Comment: Preaching sectarianism is just one of many ways Israel is changing the way it does PR in the Trump era, writes Omar Baddar.

The Iraq Report: Sadr and Iran kiss-and-make-up

19 June, 2018

Our weekly spotlight on events in Iraq takes in the aftermath of the election

Media world mourns Yemeni journalist tortured by Houthis

19 June, 2018

Press freedom watchdogs have decried the death of Yemeni journalist Anwar al-Rakan, who was subject to torture and starvation at the hands of the Houthis

Number of civil conflicts skyrockets since 2001: report

18 June, 2018

The majority of global conflicts today entail more than two parties, and sometimes include hundreds of competing armed groups.

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