Two issues remain in push for Iran deal

The last round of talks between the P5+1 and Iran are focusing on two sticking points as the deadline approaches.
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 Laura Rozen for Al-Monitor on March 29

Will Russia disrupt Iran nuclear talks?

Russia could choose to escalate its relationship with the United States and Europe by interfering in the Iran nuclear negotiations.
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 Paul J. Saunders for Al-Monitor on March 29

Yemen's Saleh proves to be a survivor

Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been central to the Houthis' success in Yemen and may determine the country's future.
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 Bruce Riedel for Al-Monitor on March 29

Al-Monitor highlights diversity of Islamic feminism

Al-Monitor’s monthlong series on women concludes; Lebanese foreign minister appeals to UN Security Council for protection of Christians; members of Congress seek "formal dialogue" on future of Turkish democracy; the fault lines in Aleppo; have Israeli elections sparked long-stalled Palestinian reconciliation?; Ali Hashem profiles self-proclaimed Islamic State Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
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 Al-Monitor Week in Review on March 29

Time for decisions on Iran deal

The US and Iran signaled negotiations to reach a political agreement for an Iran nuclear deal are likely to go down to the wire March 31.
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 Laura Rozen for Al-Monitor on March 27

Jabhat al-Nusra looks for battlefield breakout

Jabhat al-Nusra has opened up new offensive fronts in Syria’s Bosra al-Sham and Idlib.
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Translated from As-Safir (Lebanon) on March 29

Riyadh's war on Yemen stokes Saudi nationalism

Saudi Arabia's war on Houthis in Yemen is key to rallying the domestic Saudi populace after the regime's repeated failures to obtain a victory over Iran.
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 Madawi Al-Rasheed for Al-Monitor on March 27

Will Iran respond to Saudi offense in Yemen?

Saudi Arabia's airstrikes against Houthis in Yemen come as a last resort, since Houthis have refused all dialogue.
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Translated from Al-Nahar (Lebanon) on March 27

Rouhani writes Obama as Iran talks enter endgame

Iran President Hassan Rouhani wrote US President Obama and called other P5+1 leaders as foreign ministers from six world powers are expected to join Iran talks over the weekend to try to reach a political agreement on an Iran nuclear deal by March 31.
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 Laura Rozen for Al-Monitor on March 26

Iran condemns Saudi bombing of Yemen

Hard-line Iranian officials have condemned the United States and Saudi Arabia for the bombing in Yemen and have warned of consequences for Saudi Arabia.
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 Arash Karami for Al-Monitor on March 26

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