The resignation of Iraq's prime minister will not send protesters home as long as the political system remains intact. So what exactly is this 'system' and why do so many Iraqis blame it for their problems?
Six more countries have joined hands to back INSTEX, a mechanism that facilitates trade with Iran while circumventing US sanctions.
Saudi Arabia's invitation to Qatari emir could presage a thaw in the relationship that has become increasingly tense in recent years.
Acknowledgement of the violence came in a television package that criticised international Farsi-language channels for their reporting on the crisis after Amnesty International said at least 208 people were killed in the crackdown.
The new toll ups the number of deaths according to Amnesty International by almost 50 as the organisation urges the international community to ensure those responsible are held accountable.
The Paris-based INSTEX, which has yet to enable transactions, functions as a clearing house allowing Iran to continue to sell oil and import other products or services in exchange, to avoid US sanctions.
Adil Abdul Mahdi says he will step down in response to a call for a change of leadership by the country's top cleric Ayatollah Ali al Sistani, even as more protesters are shot dead in southern Nasiriyah city.
Riyadh and its allies have grossly underestimated the strength of the Houthis.
Iran's leadership needs to be held to account for its brutal response to protests in Iran, and in those countries where it exercises influence through proxies.
In a recent statement to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Iran has reiterated its commitment to the nuclear deal while Washington continues to sabotage the landmark agreement.
Amnesty International said at least 143 people were killed in the protests against increased fuel prices, a toll rejected by Tehran. Up to 200,000 people took part nationwide in the unrest, Iranian Interior Minister Rahmani Fazli said.
Former Pakistan Ambassador to the US, Sherry Rehman, speaks out about allies abandoning Pakistan, Azad Kashmir, accusations of sponsoring terrorism and the terrible lows of Pak-US relations.
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