Monday 30 November 2015

UAE says Iraq's Sunnis key to win IS battle

The United Arab Emirates pulled out of US-led air strikes on Islamic State positions partly because it thought they could not succeed without a push to arm Sunni Muslim tribes in Iraq, a newspaper close to the government said. The


A nation in peril - Iraq's struggle to hold together

Salman Khaled has already lived through Baghdad's sectarian disintegration; with Iraq now splintering into Shi'ite, Sunni Arab and Kurdish regions, he says this time the survival of the country is at stake. "Things ar


Maliki alienated Iraq's Sunnis, says US secret report

US intelligence agencies have repeatedly warned top government officials that Iraq's Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al Maliki and his policies were gravely antagonizing his country's Sunni population, two US security officials said on F


New push for Bahrain family law

A family law for Shi'ites topped the list of proposals to be submitted by the Supreme Council for Women (SCW) and women's groups to the National Dialogue. Other recommendations include a law to protect women against family violence

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