What to Watch

Iran has warned that its technical cooperation with the UN nuclear watchdog will be hindered by the censure expressed by the watchdog's Board of Governors. Tehran has also reacted by announcing further nuclear advances.

Iraq has been rocked by the rare killing of a US citizen. Some observers link the incident to competition among the factions of the Shiite Coordination Framework for control over key intelligence and security agencies.

In his first visit to Bahrain, Pope Francis has called on Manama to “be a beacon for promoting rights.'' As Bahrain is home to the region’s largest Catholic churches, the two sides are likely to maintain dialogue despite Manama's repression of dissent.

فارسیPersian
فارسیPersian
عربيArabic
عربيArabic