Iraq Diaries: Ayatollahs As Guardians Of Democracy

The reputation of Iraq's ayatollahs has been in sharp contrast to those in neighbouring Iran, who have since Ayatollah Khomeini-led 1979 revolution personified bogeymen in the US and Europe

Christians Who Fought ISIS On Muslim Cleric’s Call: Babylon Brigade

ISIS’s brutality triggered a sense of urgency that helped Iraqis rise above regional, ethnic and sectarian divides to help defeat it, and the Christian Babylon Brigade militia was among those who fought ISIS on Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani's call