What to Watch

In Iraq, political factions close to Iran accuse Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi of trying to normalize relations with Israel through a new oil pipeline. The planned project seeks to transfer crude from the southern city of Basra to the Jordanian Red Sea port of Aqaba.

Several Kuwaiti MPs have criticized the country's interior minister for allegedly “exacerbating sectarian tensions.” The outcry comes in the wake of a raid on the country’s largest Shiite mosque by security forces over religious donations.

The Iranian government has eliminated subsidies for imported flour causing a rise in the price of pasta and breads. Many in the country are already facing economic hardship, with 33% estimated to be living below the absolute poverty line.

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فارسیPersian
عربيArabic
عربيArabic