The Plot Behind Saudi Arabia’s Fight With Qatar. Saudi leaders could be using the conflict, which has resulted in a blockade of Qatar, as a strategic smoke screen to deflect attention from the simmering tension inside their own insular borders, writes Ayaan Hirsi Ali on the New York Times.
Christian school in Basra welcomes Muslim students. The school will officially open next year as the first interfaith school in Iraq since the 1970s (al-Monitor).
Drive to Halt Insults Against Islam Gains Political Clout in Pakistan. Anti-blasphemy uprising in majority sect wins influence through protests, prosecutions (the Wall Street Journal - Paywall).