This week’s attack on the American Embassy in Baghdad was orchestrated and carried out by a Shiite militia group that is known to have close ties to Iraq’s neighbor, Iran. So, what do we know about this group and its relations with Iran?
Since October, hundreds of young protesters have taken to the streets in Baghdad, as well as a few other cities in Iraq. They are asking for an overhaul of the government and accusing ruling elites of corruption and being out of touch with the public.
Journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance and death brought unwanted attention to the Saudi regime. It has also challenged world leadership to take a stand for human rights, press freedoms and rule of law — a responsibility that has been largely shirked on this grim anniversary.