Category: factions

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Q&A: ‘This is a combat among Iran’s ruling factions’

Nationwide anti-government protests have left nearly two dozen people dead and hundreds of others arrested across Iran. Erupting amid growing public discontent over widespread unemployment and economic inequality, the protests have taken on an anti-government message and new calls for mass rallies were heard this week. For its part, the Iranian state mobilised thousands of supporters…

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Palestinian factions agree on elections in 2018

Palestinian factions led by Fatah and Hamas have agreed to hold general elections no later than at the end of 2018, as part of the latest round of reconciliation talks held in Cairo. In a statement released after the conclusion of the talks on Wednesday, representatives of the factions urged the Central Election Commission to…