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Watch: Protesters in Iraq demand Iran-free government

Hundreds of protesters are camping out in the parliament building as famed Shiite cleric wants to rid his country of Iranian influence.

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Watch: Crowds storm Iraqi parliament, demand Shiite government

Hundreds of Iraqis are protesting the current government by camping out inside the parliament building.

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Mullahs and Taliban: confrontation or containment?

The Iranian regime feels powerless and is not able to protect Afghan Shiites as it has in neighboring states.What course will it take?Op-ed.

Mullahs and Taliban: confrontation or containment?

Iraq: Anti-Iranian group eyeing country's premiership

The political movement of Shiite cleric who led an uprising against U.S. forces in Iraq is vying for the country's top appointments.

Iraq: Anti-Iranian group eyeing country's premiership player

Iraqi leader: Shiites killed Americans, Al-Qaeda blew up Iraqis

Militia leader said all American GIs killed in the country by Shiite forces while Sunni terror groups 'blew up local schools and markets.'

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Degrees of punishment

The main avenue of sin is the international body that incorporates 193 nations, The United Nations..

Degrees of punishment

Report: Five killed in attack on pro-Iranian militias

Sky News reports attack on pro-Iranian Shiite militias in the Syrian city of Al Bukamal, near the border with Iraq.

Report: Five killed in attack on pro-Iranian militias

Report: Shiite militia attacked near Iraq-Syria border

Arab media report attack on Shiite militias in the Syrian city of Al Bukamal, where a similar attack took place last week.

Report: Shiite militia attacked near Iraq-Syria border

ANALYSIS: How Iran hijacked the Iraqi elections

The new Shiite-dominated pro-Iran government will most likely have negative repercussions for US-Iraqi relations.

ANALYSIS: How Iran hijacked the Iraqi elections

Khamenei: Saudis committing 'treason' against Muslims

Iran’s Supreme Leader accuses Saudi rulers of committing treason by aligning themselves with the United States and Israel.

Khamenei: Saudis committing 'treason' against Muslims

Rouhani: Saudi Arabia covering up its defeats

Iranian President says Saudi Arabia presents his country as an enemy to cover up its defeats in the region.

Rouhani: Saudi Arabia covering up its defeats

Bahrain sentences 19 Shiites to jail over spying

Bahraini court sentences 19 Shiites to lengthy jail terms on charges of spying for Iran and plotting to overthrow the regime.

Bahrain sentences 19 Shiites to jail over spying

Iran: Saudi Arabia supports terrorism

Iran criticizes Saudi Arabia after the Saudi deputy crown prince rules out dialogue with Tehran.

Iran: Saudi Arabia supports terrorism

Watch: Brawl in Egyptian TV studio

Debate on Shiite books on Egyptian TV turns ugly as the debaters throw objects at each other.

Watch: Brawl in Egyptian TV studio

Obama promises vigilance when it comes to Iran

During a visit to Saudi Arabia, Obama pledges to remain vigilant against Iran’s destabilizing activities in the Middle East.

Obama promises vigilance when it comes to Iran

Hezbollah blasts GCC blacklist as 'irresponsible'

Hezbollah blasts decision by Gulf monarchies to classify it as a "terror" organization.

Hezbollah blasts GCC blacklist as 'irresponsible'

Lebanese Minister resigns because of Hezbollah

Lebanon’s Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi resigns, cites Shiite Hezbollah’s “domination” of the government.

Lebanese Justice Minister resigns due to Hezbollah 'dominance'

Iranian FM: Saudis dragging the region to war

Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, levels accusations at rival Saudi Arabia in New York Times op-ed.

Iranian FM: Saudis trying to drag the whole region to war

Saudi Arabia Blasts Iran's 'Aggressive Statements'

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister denounces Iran, after the Islamic Republic accuses Saudi Arabia and Bahrain of causing tensions.

Saudi Arabia Blasts Iran's 'Aggressive Statements'

Expert: The Americans Surrendered to Iran

Dr. Harold Rhode of Ariel University says there were never any real negotiations between Iran and the West. Rather, the Americans gave in.

Expert: The Americans Surrendered to Iran

Iran Extends Olive Branch to Muslim Countries

Iran tells fellow Muslim countries it hopes nuclear deal would pave the way for more cooperation.

Iran Extends Olive Branch to Muslim Countries Following Deal

Saudi Arabia Warns Iran Against Inciting Turmoil

Saudi Arabia issues warning to regional rival Iran after a landmark deal is signed with the six world powers.

Saudi Arabia Warns Iran Against Inciting Turmoil

Saudi Arabia: Iran Meddles in the Region

Saudi Foreign Minister accuses Iran of “interfering in the Middle East’s affairs”, says his country will not stand idly by.

Saudi Arabia: We Won't Stand By While Iran Meddles in the Region

Expert: Pry Syria Away from Iran

Professor John Myhill of Haifa University says it's worth considering how a future Syria independent of Iran could align with Israel.

Expert: Pry Syria Away from Iran

Saudis Ramp Up for Largest Campaign Since Gulf War

Saudi Arabia has an advanced military arsenal, and it hopes to send a message to Iran with those destructive capabilities in Yemen.

Saudi Arabia Ramps Up for Largest Campaign Since Gulf War

Expert: Syria is Fragmenting for the Better

Pinhas Inbari says that Syria is breaking apart, despite the desire to end the war with a strong government in Damascus.

Expert: Syria is Splitting Apart, And Obama Shouldn't Stop It

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Saudi Offensive Coincides with US Reengagement

Yoel Guzansky says that simultaneous US airstrikes in Iraq and Saudi strikes in Yemen almost certainly meant to roll back Iran’s influence.

Saudi Offensive Coincides with US Airstrikes in Tikrit

Yemen: Worshippers Cursed Jews During Bombing

Worshippers in a Shiite Houthi mosque were busy wishing Death to America as a suicide bomber detonated himself on Friday.

Yemen: Worshippers Cursed Jews at Moment of Mosque Bombing

Arab States Worried About Iran Deal

Arab governments reportedly tell Washington they fear a bad deal with Iran will cause a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.

Not Just Israel: Arab States Worried About Iran Deal

Turks Protest Islamization of Education

Secular Turks opposed to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan take to the streets to demand a secular education.

Turks Boycott Schools in Protest of Islamization of Education

Al-Nusra Threatens Sunnis in Lebanon

"Support us or pay the price," Al-Qaeda's Syrian branch says to Lebanon's Sunni Muslims.

Al-Nusra Threatens Sunnis in Lebanon

ISIS Declares an Islamic Caliphate

Jihadist group which seized territory in Iraq and Syria declares itself an Islamic caliphate, calls others to pledge allegiance.

ISIS Declares an Islamic Caliphate

Iraqis to ISIS: Bring It On

Watch: A group of Shiite Iraqi poets rouse the crowds in anti-ISIS rhetoric, as the Islamists move in on Baghdad.

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Iraq: Cleric Calls on Citizens to Fight ISIS

Iraq's most senior Shiite cleric calls on citizens who are able to bear arms to fight ISIS Islamists who are taking over cities.

Iraq: Senior Shiite Cleric Calls on Citizens to Fight ISIS

Saudi Arabia Reaches Out to Rival Iran

Saudi Arabia says it is ready to negotiate better relations with its longtime regional rival, invites Iranian Foreign Minister to Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia Reaches Out to Rival Iran

Hezbollah, Sunnis Part of New Lebanon Government

Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam unveils new government, capping 10 months of political wrangling.

Hezbollah, Sunnis Part of New Lebanon Government

Anti-Hezbollah Chants at Funeral of Fmr. Minister

"Hezbollah is the enemy of God," shout mourners during funeral of former minister Mohammed Shatah, who was killed in a car bomb.

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Iraq: 7 Members of One Family Killed

Attacks in Iraq killed 10 people on Saturday, seven of them from the same family.

Iraq: 7 Members of One Family Killed in Another Day of Violence

Kidnapped Lebanese Pilgrims Released

Nine Lebanese pilgrims who were kidnapped by rebels in Syria have been freed in exchange for two Turkish pilots seized in Lebanon in August.

Kidnapped Lebanese Pilgrims Released in Exchange for Pilots