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Iraq election: Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr alliance region to derive 0

Iraq election: Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr alliance region to derive

The Sairoon Alliance of Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr is set to win Iraq’s parliamentary elections in a remarkable comeback after being sidelined for years by Iranian-backed rivals. With over 91 percent of votes counted in 16 of Iraq’s 18 provinces, Iran-backed Shia militia chief Hadi al-Amiri’s Fatah (Conquest) Coalition was in second place, while Prime…

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Yemen: Houthi chief seeks to revive GPC alliance

Days after the rebel Shia-backed Houthi group killed Yemen’s former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, a Houthi political leader met Saleh’s General People’s Congress (GPC) party in Sanaa. On Wednesday, Houthi-controlled media showed photos of a meeting between Saleh al-Sammad, the Houthi political chief, Hisham Sharaf, the Houthi minister of foreign affairs, and Yahya al-Rai, a senior…

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How did Yemen’s Houthi-Saleh alliance fall down?

Yemen’s former president, who once said that governing the Arabian Peninsula country was like « dancing on the heads of snakes », has turned his back on his rebel allies, in a move planned and orchestrated by the oil-rich United Arab Emirates. After he was toppled from power in 2011, it looked like Ali Abdullah Saleh’s dancing…

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