Masoud Barzani, leader of the Iraqi Kurdistan region, announced on June 7 that the Iraqi Kurds would hold a referendum on September 25 on the question of independence.
While millions of Syrian refugees remain stranded outside the borders of their country, it is the fate of a different kind of “migrant” that has caught the region’s attention this week.
North Korea’s defiance of the international community and the escalation of the war of words between the Kim Jong-Un regime and the administration of President Donald Trump have provoked a number of reactions across the region.
U.S. President Donald Trump, standing next to Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri at a press conference in Washington, DC, asserted that Lebanon was at war with Hezbollah, despite the militia-cum-party’s role as a member of Mr. Hariri’s coalition government.
The killing of two border policemen by three Israeli Arabs near the Al Aqsa compound/Temple Mount, the closure of the holy sites, and the subsequent decision to install a security fence by the Israeli government has caused mass demonstrations and more violence across the Occupied Territories.
The Tunisian prime minister has just ended a series of high-level meetings in Washington. Coming amid domestic calls for cutting U.S. foreign aid to a number of countries, including Tunisia, there is little doubt as to what would have been on Mr. Youssef Chahed’s agenda.
It has now been more than two weeks since Qatar was sanctioned by its neighbors, who have accused it of pursuing a destabilizing foreign policy. But despite brief food shortages, Qatar is in no imminent danger of economic or political collapse.
The twin terror attacks carried out in Iran against two symbolically important sites—the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomenei’s mausoleum—have once more laid bare the internal tension between the hardliners and the reformists in Tehran.
Last week marked the fiftieth anniversary of the 6-Day War, which saw Israel gain control over the Sinai, the Golan Heights, Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
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