Iran, Hezbollah snared in Aleppo death trap
What is clear is that long battle for Aleppo has become central front in Syria’s savage war, that in days ahead, bitter fighting will escalate.
Al-Abadi announces drive to retake Falluja
Long-awaited push towards ISIS-held city of Falluja is diverting attention from growing tension between Shia factions.
Iraqi clerics losing trust of the public
Criticism is openly directed at senior clerics who were, until recently, considered untouchable.