Saturday, March 6, 2021

Middle East News

In Iraq, Pope Francis and Ayatollah Al-Sistani plead for peace and equality for Iraqis of all faiths

Pope Francis in Ur (Iraq), March 6, 2021. AYMAN HENNA / AFP Grand Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani, spiritual authority of the Shiites in Iraq, received Pope Francis on Saturday, March 6, in Nadjaf, on the second day...

In Yemen, fighting between rebels and loyalists in Marib kills at least 90

Heavy fighting has left at least 90 dead in the past 24 hours in the strategic oil region of Marib in northern Yemen, which Houthi rebels have been trying to wrest from loyalist forces for a month, said on...

In front of the Pope, Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani affirms that the Christians of Iraq must “live in peace”

Pope Francis upon arriving in Najaf, Iraq, to ​​meet Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani on March 6. ALAA AL-MARJANI / REUTERS It is one of the most important religious meetings in history. In front of Pope Francis,...

From Aleppo to Damascus, lives in ruins

"Your turn is coming, doctor", chanted the demonstrators in the first days of March 2011, during what would become the Syrian episode of the “Arab Spring”. Ten years of civil war, of "conflict", we say modestly among the...

In Baghdad, Pope Francis pleads for “religious, ethnic and cultural pluralism”

Pope Francis (left) with Iraqi President Barham Saleh at the Presidential Palace in Baghdad on March 5, 2021. AYMAN HENNA / AFP In a windswept Baghdad largely emptied of its passers-by, confined to their homes during...

The challenge of direct dialogue between the United States and Iran on nuclear power

Meeting between Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (foreground left) with members of the International Atomic Energy Agency, including Rafael Grossi, its Director General (right). In Tehran, February 21. STR / AFP The rescue promised to...

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Ben Salman targeted by “crimes against humanity” complaint in Germany

Difficult sequence for Mohammed Ben Salman. The Saudi Crown Prince, designated Friday February 26 by the United States as the sponsor of the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018 in Istanbul, is now the...

Pope Francis at the bedside of Christians in Iraq

A poster announces Pope Francis' upcoming visit and meeting with a Shiite Muslim leader, in Najaf, Iraq, on March 3. ANMAR KHALIL / AP This is the end of fifteen months of confinement, during which he...

International Criminal Court opens investigation into incidents in the Palestinian territories

With all due respect to Israel, which is firmly opposed to it, the Attorney General of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, said on Wednesday (March 3) that she had opened an investigation into alleged crimes in the...

Facing the International Criminal Court, Israel revisits the legacy of the Trump years

The Israeli settlement of Givat Zeev, near the Palestinian city of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, June 24, 2020. AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP Analysis. Nowhere in the world has the legacy left by Donald Trump...

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In Iraq, Pope Francis and Ayatollah Al-Sistani plead for peace and equality for Iraqis of all faiths

Pope Francis in Ur (Iraq), March 6, 2021. AYMAN HENNA / AFP Grand Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani, spiritual authority of the Shiites...

China dictates new command in Hong Kong: be a patriot

In Hong Kong, March 5. KIN CHEUNG / AP The new principle according to which "Only patriots can rule Hong Kong"...

Lens and Lorient out of the race, Montpellier has difficulty qualifying

Red Star striker Pape Meissa Ba opened the scoring in the 21st minute against Lens, Saturday March 6 at the Stade...