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May 19, 2018 1:40 AM Populist Cleric Sadr’s Coalition Wins Iraqi Election

No one alliance won outright majority; negotiations over forming government are expected to drag on for months BAGHDAD—Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s political coalition has won the most seats in Iraq’s parliamentary elections, according to complete results released by the electoral commission. The announcement came nearly a week after Iraqis cast their 80

May 18, 2018 11:39 PM Militant turned populist cleric Sadr wins Iraqi election

BAGHDAD – Iraq's electoral commission says a political coalition led by influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has won the most seats in Iraq's national parliamentary elections, according to the release of complete results. The announcement early Saturday morning came nearly a week after Iraqis cast their vote on May 12. Partial results were announced 92

May 13, 2018 5:41 PM Saudi military says troops arrive in Yemen's Socotra island

CAIRO – A Saudi military spokesman says that its troops have landed on the Yemeni island of Socotra, listed by UNESCO as a world natural heritage site and the focus of a dispute between Yemen and its ally the United Arab Emirates. Turki al-Malki, spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Shiite rebels, says Sunday that the Saudi troops are on a training 75

May 12, 2018 2:56 PM Iraqis Vote as U.S. and Iran Vie for Influence

Election marks the first since Islamic State took over a large part of the country Iraqis went to the polls Saturday in an unpredictable election that could tip the contest for influence here between the U.S. and Iran, days after President Donald Trump withdrew from the nuclear deal with Tehran. It is the first time Iraqis have voted since Islamic State 82

May 3, 2018 11:18 PM Hezbollah Faces Rising Discontent in Heartland Ahead of Election

Shiite group’s sending of troops to aid Syrian regime rankles those in Bekaa Valley who want jobs more than martyrs BRITAL, Lebanon—Hezbollah has expanded its regional clout by recruiting thousands of young men from Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley to fight in Syria. But the war next door is producing a tide of discontent at home for the Lebanese militia and political 49

May 3, 2018 10:06 AM Can Israel’s Clash With Iran Be Contained in Syria?

As the Israel-Iran conflict escalates, Russia comes under pressure to pick sides DUBAI—The direct military conflict between Israel and Iran has already begun, with a series of increasingly bold (and usually unacknowledged) Israeli strikes on Iranian bases in Syria in recent weeks. The question now is whether this clash could be contained within Syria 1473

May 1, 2018 11:23 AM Iraq’s Shiite-Sunni Divide Eases

Grim outcome of Islamic State’s sectarian violence prompts Sunni politicians to ally with former Shiite foes FALLUJAH—The highway to this western Iraqi city, long synonymous with Sunni resistance against Iraq’s Shiite-led government, now showcases signs the sectarian tensions that have ravaged the country for 15 years are ebbing. The road to Fallujah 49

April 23, 2018 6:41 PM Director Oliver Stone in Iran for movie festival

Director Oliver Stone in Iran for movie festival American movie director Oliver Stone was Iran on Monday attending an international film festival. Stone hosted a workshop for filmmakers during the Fajr Film Festival and planned to hold a news conference on Wednesday, Iranian media reported. French actor Jean-Pierre Léaud and Italian producer Giovanni 54

April 21, 2018 9:42 AM Red Cross says shooting in Yemen kills staffer

Red Cross says shooting in Yemen kills staffer The International Committee of the Red Cross says a staff member has been killed in a shooting in Yemen. ICRC said on its Twitter account the incident took place early Saturday, without elaborating. Yemeni security officials said the Hanna Lahoud of Lebanon was killed in the southwestern province of Taiz when gunmen 104

April 13, 2018 4:32 PM Yemen officials: Coalition strikes kill 2 film crew members

SANAA, Yemen – Suspected Saudi-led coalition airstrikes killed two people part of crew filming a local television series in western Yemen, officials said on Friday. The airstrikes, which took place a day earlier, wounded at least two others and destroyed the filming location at the Red Sea city of Hodeida, the officials said. The crew, which was preparing 68