As protests rattled Iran this week, Tehran’s main rival in the region has stayed unusually quiet. Unlike the U.S. and Israel, which have publicly supported the demonstrations in Iran, officials in Saudi Arabia have kept mum. The street protests of largely working-class Iranians represent the boldest challenge in years to Iran’s ruling elite, with which Saudi Arabia and other Sunni Muslim monarchies are locked in proxy wars across the Middle East....
BAGHDAD—Iraqi Shiite militias that helped Baghdad oust Islamic State—some of which are loyal to Iran—now want to translate battlefield gains into greater political power in parliamentary elections scheduled for spring. Several powerful paramilitary groups have pledged over the past two weeks to surrender control of their arms and fighters to the Iraqi government. Iraqi law forbids militia members from engaging in political activity....
ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Work on a pipeline carrying oil from northern Iraq to Turkey should be complete “in a day or two”, an industry source based in the Kurdistan region said on Sunday, with the outage now in its third week. Flows through the pipeline, which carries around 600,000 barrels per day (bpd) of oil from fields in Iraq’s Kurdistan region and Kirkuk to the Mediterranean port of Ceyhan, have been suspended since Feb. 17.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".