Shiite Iraq Cleric Key Player in Sunni Attempts to Curb Iran

Donna Abu-Nasr August 14, 2017, 12:32 PM GMT+3 August 14, 2017, 5:02 PM GMT+3 Moqtada al-Sadr, a prominent Iraqi Shiite cleric and political leader, is emerging as a key player in efforts by Saudi Arabia and other Sunni Gulf states to weaken the influence of regional rival Iran. The United Arab Emirates flew in Sadr […]

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Like Father, Like Son: Qatar Pays Price for Going Against Saudis

By Donna Abu-Nasr July 11, 2017, 4:00 AM GMT+3 July 11, 2017, 4:27 PM GMT+3 When Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani handed the reins of power to his son in 2013, he said it was time “to turn a new page” in Qatar. The emir’s abdication, an unusual move for a Gulf ruler, was expected […]

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Qatar Seen Rejecting List of Severe Demands to End Gulf Crisis

By Mohammed Sergie, Donna Abu-Nasr, and Zainab Fattah June 23, 2017, 12:10 PM GMT+3 https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-23/qatar-seen-rejecting-list-of-severe-demands-to-end-gulf-crisis-j49qd6l5 Saudi Arabia and its allies presented Qatar with a list of steep demands to end the crisis that has roiled the Gulf for almost three weeks, as diplomats predicted the tiny Gulf state would likely refuse to comply. The 13 […]

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