Tag Archives: Shia vs Sunni

Cavan Hogue. Shia vs Sunni in Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia’s execution of a Shia cleric who criticised its policies has exacerbated the split between Shia and Sunni Nations. Politics and religion have come together in a way that will be familiar to anyone who knows Northern Ireland. Sunni … Continue reading

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John Menadue. Don’t add to the disaster.

The government is considering adding to the disaster in the Middle East by instructing the RAAF to bomb targets in Syria. Will we ever learn from our past mistakes? In supporting the US invasion of Iraq, Australia helped trigger the … Continue reading

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Tony Kevin. A Confused Military Endgame in Tikrit

In an effort to understand what is happening in the very important battle to retake the Sunni city of Tikrit in Iraq, now approaching its climax, I consulted yesterday’s news and editorial coverage in the Washington Post, (‘Iraqi forces break … Continue reading

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