Keating: The Saudis helped create a monster they can’t control in Iraq

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WASHINGTON • The governments of Saudi Arabia and Qatar are very loudly blaming the “sectarian and exclusionary policies” of Nouri al-Maliki for the violence in Iraq. They’re not wrong, but this also deflects from an issue they’d rather not discuss — the role of wealthy funders in the Gulf in helping the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) rise to prominence. Qatar has officially…

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Catholics and Anglicans look forward to cricket match in September - Vatican Radio


Catholics and Anglicans look forward to cricket match in September
Vatican Radio
On Sunday morning the Anglican leader met with the recently formed St Peter's Cricket Club which has challenged a Church of England team to a match scheduled to take place in September in Canterbury. Philippa Hitchen reports: Neither the Argentinian ...