Politics & Governance

Iran

Iranians Vote to Elect New Parliament Amid Uncertainty

Iranians are voting in their country’s eleventh parliamentary election, seen as a test for the...

Iran

Iran’s Election Gatekeepers Keep Democracy Futile

Now that the maelstrom following the killing of General Qasem Soleimani appears to have subsided,...

Iran

Khamenei Says Voting in Iran’s Election ‘A Religious Duty’

Voting in a parliamentary election this week is “a religious duty” for Iranians, Supreme Leader...

GCC

UAE Restores Qatar Postal Service After Years-Long Freeze

The United Arab Emirates has restored mail services to Qatar, frozen for more than two years amid...

Iraq

Prime Minister Mohammed Tawfik Allawi: Compromise or Status Quo?

When Iraqi protestors took to the streets in the closing months of 2019, they made...

Iraq

Iraq Protesters Rally in Najaf After Deadly Clashes with Sadrists

Hundreds of anti-government protesters have taken to the streets of Iraq‘s holy city of Najaf, returning...

GCC

Media Escalation Complicates GCC Crisis Mediation Efforts

In spite of months of intensified efforts to deescalate tensions among the Gulf Cooperation Council...

Iraq

Violence Escalates in Iraq as Government Pushes to End Protests

Gunmen shot dead two protesters in Iraq’s southern city of Nassiriya overnight and a Baghdad...

KSA

Israel Approves Travel to Saudi Under Limited Circumstances

Israel on Sunday announced that it would permit Israeli citizens to travel to Saudi Arabia...

Qatar

Qatar Renews Call for Peaceful Settlement of Gulf Crisis

The State of Qatar renewed its call to settle the crisis with the blockading countries...

Kuwait

Kuwait Govt Trusts Minister’s Arguments Against Grilling

Restating grilling as a constitutional right, the Kuwaiti Cabinet yesterday voiced utter confidence in the...

Qatar

Qatar: Repressive New Law Further Curbs Freedom of Expression

A new vaguely-worded law which criminalizes a broad range of speech and publishing activities stands...