In a live interview with Bloomberg TV's "Market Makers," Stratfor's founder and chairman addresses predictions from the firm's Decade Forecast, including Russia's inability to survive in its current form and the fragmentation of the European Union.
Conservative Iranian lawmaker Ahmad Tavakkoli requested March 27 that Iran's foreign ministry delay the visit of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan because of his public criticism of Iranian moves in Yemen and Iraq, Tasnim reported.
The defense minister for the government of internationally recognized Yemeni President Abd Rabboh Mansour Hadi has been released by his al-Houthi captors, along with Brigadier Faisal Rajab, Sputnik News reported March 27.
The Popular Crowd, a militia fighting the Islamic State in Tikrit alongside Iraqi security forces, is a state institution and is subject to the orders of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, a spokesman for the group said March 27, Alsumaria reported.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Iran on March 26 of trying to dominate the Middle East and of causing resentment in Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Gulf Arab countries, Hurriyet Daily News reported March 27.
Pakistan has not made a decision on contributing military support for a Saudi-led operation against al-Houthi militants in Yemen, Pakistani Defense Minister Khawaja Asif said, Reuters reported March 27.
Three anonymous Egyptian security and military officials said that Saudi Arabia and Egypt would lead ground operations in Yemen against the al-Houthi militants once they were sufficiently weakened by airstrikes, AP reported March 26.
Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives' Foreign Affairs Committee are introducing a bill to allow U.S. arms to be sent directly to Kurds fighting the Islamic State in Iraq, AP reported March 26.
Four in five Czechs do not mind the U.S. military convoy that is scheduled to cross through the Czech republic from March 29 to April 1, according to a STEM/MARK poll released by Czech Television on March 26.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and influential oligarch Igor Kolomoisky have reached a deal in which the latter will avoid prosecution in exchange for tax payments by energy producer Ukrnafta, Lenta.ru reported March 26.
Turkish and U.S. military officials have informally agreed to deploy armed drones to the Incirlik air base to aid in the campaign against the Islamic State, Hurriyet Daily News reported March 26, citing a Turkish official.