A majority government could stymie Iranian interference in Iraq's decision-making process and diminish the power of Iran-backed militias.
Participants pledged to build a stronger relationship and work together to confront common security threats, including those from Iran.
Manifestations of support for Russia's war on Ukraine may increase international pressure on the Syrian people, who already face hardships, activists fear.
Protesters in Syria's Idlib province had some advice for Ukraine as it faces down Russia's assault: 'Fortify your hospitals with cement blocks'.
The Iraqi militia and other Iranian proxies like it are mere pawns that Tehran moves in support of its economic and political agenda, analysts say.
The Lebanese people are paying the price for the party's corruption -- which has siphoned funds from the state -- and for Hizbullah's subservience to Iran.
News of Beijing's intention to send 5,000 troops to Iran has amplified existing concerns over the 25-year Iran-China deal.
Iran's opening of a permanent trade fair in Sulaymaniyah is seen as an attempt to extend its economic hegemony and force its products into Iraq.
Six years of infiltration into the Middle Eastern country have seen Moscow benefit from an outsized role in Syria's economy and sharpen its military know-how.
Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani refused to meet with Qais al-Khazaali in November. This is just one way the religious authority is showing his displeasure with the actions of Iran's proxies in Iraq.