News and Analysis (5/12-13/07)

Diplomatic opening emerges between Tehran and Washington, both will meet in Baghdad to discuss Iraqi, regional security:

International, regional politics destroying long-standing interfaith harmony between Muslims and Christians in Ethiopia:

Iraqi PM Al-Maliki staves off walkout by reaching political compromise with Sunni parliamentary bloc:

34 people killed in Pakistan after disputes between opposition and pro-Musharraf organizations turn violent:

Two Syrian political reform activists each receive three-year jail sentences:

Prominent Sunni and Shi’a American Muslim leaders in Detroit sign pact establishing a series of guidelines stressing commonality and mutual respect for one another:


Alejandro Beutel is program assistant for the Minaret of Freedom Institute with expertise in religious freedom, democratization and security issues.

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