IRAQ

Iraqi Political Scene In Tumult Over Regional Intrigues

Qatar on 3 September hosted a ‘conference’ for Iraqi Sunnis seeking ‘national reconciliation.’ In the days leading up to the gathering – which when it took place turned out to be just a series of separate informal meetings – it created a major stir within the Iraqi political scene, as it became known that Sunni insurgent groups such as the Ba’th Party and the Muslim Scholars Association...