Ali Saray
Features File photo of Iranian military leaders in eastern Syria (Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)

Iran Trims Military Presence in Syria

Iranian forces have pulled out of bases in Damascus and southern Syria, moving away from the border with the Golan Heights. This suggests Iran might be…

Ali Saray (London)
Features Prominent researcher and security expert Hisham al-Hashimi. (X platform)

Iraq: Al-Hashimi’s Killer Is Released Due to ‘Lack of Evidence’

The Iraqi judiciary acquitted and released the murderer of prominent researcher and security expert Hisham al-Hashimi last week. Spokeswoman for the…

Ali Saray (London)
Features An Iraqi soldier is seen in Sinjar three years after its liberation from ISIS. (AP file photo)

Iran Gives Türkiye Green Light in Iraq without Guarantees 

The pro-Iran Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) in Iraq has become a partner in a crucial deal between Baghdad and Ankara - with Iran’s blessing - to eliminate…

Ali Saray (London)
Arab World The Coordination Framework holds a meeting attended by PM Mohammed Shia al-Sudani. (INA file photo)

Maliki Ready to Reach Understanding with Sadr over Iraq Elections

Iraqi former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has sent “secret messages” to head of the Sadrist movement influential cleric Moqtada al-Sadr about the possibility…

Ali Saray (Baghdad)
Arab World Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani is seen at Davos in January. (AFP)

Iraqi Parliament 2025: New Map for Shiite Seats, Sudani Set to Win Sizable Share

The ruling coalition in Iraq has started drawing up the political scene that will be established from the upcoming parliamentary elections, three sources told…

Ali Saray (London)
Features Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani chairs a meeting with top-ranking officials of the Iraqi armed forces and of the US-led coalition during the first round of talks on the future of American and other foreign troops in the country, in Baghdad on January 27, 2024. (AFP)

Iraq after the Al-Aqsa Flood: Iran’s Plan for the Rapid Collapse

On the 27th day of the war on Gaza, something started to happen in Baghdad. The Popular Mobilization Forces began to show footage of an “emergency” meeting…

Ali Saray