Revered by Anbar youth as a protector of their rights, Iraqi Sunni leader Ahmad al-Alwani has recently taken heat for allegedly inciting Sunnis to kill Shiites.
Yemeni Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi claims that Hezbollah and Iran are providing “material support” to former South Yemen President Ali Salim al-Beidh.
After shunning the Mahmoud Ahmadinejad administration, Ayatollah Ali Sistani granted Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif a meeting.
As the sanctions on Iran have reduced the number of Iranian tourists visiting Iraq, Baghdad should remedy the situation by diversifying its tourism sector.
Iran’s parliament has published a report delineating the reasons behind the fall of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood.
Iran has always tried to secure religious legitimacy for its velayat-e faqih doctrine by supporting loyalists in the Qom and Najaf Shiite seminaries.
Iran condemned what it called a "massacre" in Egypt as police moved on Wednesday to clear protests in Cairo by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.
Iran has been dismayed by Najafi clerics's refusal to support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria’s civil war.
While Shiite clergy in Iran and Iraq mostly prefer to stay out of issuing fatwas, a minority is calling for jihad in Syria against salafist groups.
Shiite seminaries in Najaf and Qom are trying to keep their distance from the Sunni-Shiite sectarian conflict and support Islamic unity.