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Latest update : 2011-12-30

Iraq faces sectarian crisis (part 2)

No sooner had the last American soldiers left Iraq than a major political crisis erupted, once again, along sectarian lines. Now the government coalition that took ten months to build is on the brink of collapse: the Sunni party is boycotting Parliament and a Shiite party loyal to Moqtada al-Sadr is calling for new elections. Can Iraq avoid breaking up?

  • Fouad Al-OBAID. Columnist, Kuwait Times;
  • James ANDRE. France 24 Journalist;
  • Myriam BENRAAD. Reseach fellow on Middle-East, CERI - Sciences Po. From Marseille, France;
  • Richard WEITZ. Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Political-Military Analysis, Hudson Institute. From Washington, US.

Watch the first part here.

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2018-05-17 European Union

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2018-05-16 Americas

Maduro's Venezuela: Can Chavez successor ignore international pressure?

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2018-05-15 Middle East

To peace or catastrophe? Tensions rise in Gaza after US embassy moves to Jerusalem

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2018-05-14 Middle East

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The United States officially recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel with the inauguration of the US embassy in the holy city on Monday, an event that coincided with...

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2018-05-08 Middle East

Lebanon's winds of change: Hezbollah and allies gain, Hariri's support slides

Voters cast ballots on Sunday in Lebanon's first parliamentary elections since 2009, with early results showing Lebanese PM Saad Hariri's party losing a third of its seats while...

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