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World - Region
9/17/2022 8:19:30 PM
Dressed in black, 21 million pilgrims from around the world massed in the Iraqi city of Karbala on Saturday for the Arbaeen commemoration, against the backdrop of a political crisis.

World - Region
9/4/2022 9:19:03 PM
Staff at Iraq's parliament returned to work Sunday for the first time since powerful Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr's supporters stormed the legislature in late July, an assembly official said.

World - Region
9/1/2022 1:25:38 PM
Three militants were killed overnight after an ambush in the southern Iraqi city of Basra sparked clashes between rival Shia factions, a security source said Thursday, days after deadly clashes in the capital.

World - Region
8/31/2022 1:40:10 PM
A months-long political crisis in Iraq showed little sign of abating Wednesday despite a fresh push for negotiations after nearly 24 hours of deadly violence between rival Shia factions ended.

Al-Ahram Weekly - World
8/31/2022 11:51:00 AM
Al-Ahram Weekly reports from Baghdad on the latest clashes in the Iraqi capital

World - Region
8/30/2022 8:28:35 PM
Iraqi President Barham Saleh on Tuesday encouraged early legislative elections to settle a political crisis that escalated into deadly clashes this week, killing dozens and wounding hundreds more.

World - Region
8/30/2022 8:14:18 PM
Iraq's long-running power struggle between rival Shia camps devolved into bloody street violence this week, the culmination of months of simmering tensions and a political vacuum.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
8/30/2022 8:03:25 PM
Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi praised on Tuesday calls from Iraqi parties and leaders to stop escalation and violence in the country following a day of clashes between rival Shia forces and the army that left at least 30 dead and hundreds wounded.

World - Region
8/30/2022 6:01:29 PM
Thirty supporters of Shia leader Moqtada Sadr have been shot dead in nearly 24 hours of fighting between rival Iraqi forces that has since died down, according to the latest toll from medics.

World - Region
8/30/2022 2:17:00 PM
Iraqi supporters of powerful cleric Muqtada al-Sadr began withdrawing Tuesday from Baghdad's Green Zone after he demanded fighting end between rival Shia forces and the army that left 23 dead and hundreds wounded.

World - Region
8/30/2022 12:55:00 PM
Supporters of a prominent Iraqi Shia cleric fired rocket-propelled grenades into Iraq's Green Zone as machine gun fire crackled overhead Tuesday, deepening the political chaos gripping the Mideast nation.

World - Region
8/30/2022 11:21:04 AM
Iran closed its land borders to Iraq as flights to the country halted Tuesday amid violence in Baghdad following an influential Shia cleric's announcement he would resign from politics.

World - Region
8/29/2022 11:14:03 PM
Shelling targeted Baghdad's high-security Green Zone Monday, a security source said after Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr said he was quitting politics, sparking chaos in which 12 of his supporters were killed.

World - Region
8/29/2022 11:11:36 PM
Iraq was in chaos Monday after powerful Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr said he was quitting politics and his supporters stormed the government palace in Baghdad's fortified Green Zone.

World - Region
8/29/2022 10:21:00 PM
Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he would resign from Iraqi politics, prompting hundreds of his angry followers to storm the government palace and sparking clashes with security forces. At least 15 protesters were killed.

World - Region
8/29/2022 5:46:00 PM
Iraqi caretaker Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhimi ordered the cabinet to suspend its sessions after hundreds of followers of influential Shia cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr stormed Iraq's government palace.

World - Region
8/29/2022 5:12:02 PM
Live fire rocked Baghdad's Green Zone on Monday after hundreds of supporters of Shia Muslim cleric Moqtada Sadr stormed the government building in the fortified area, an AFP journalist said.

World - Region
8/29/2022 5:05:00 PM
Hundreds of followers of an influential Shia cleric stormed Iraq's government palace on Monday shortly after he announced he was withdrawing from politics, further deepening an unprecedented political crisis.

World - Region
8/29/2022 4:58:10 PM
The granddaughter of a former Lebanese president Monday announced her bid for the cash-strapped country's upcoming presidential elections on a platform critical of the Iran-backed Shia group Hezbollah.

World - Region
8/29/2022 4:50:06 PM
The influential Iraqi Shia Cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr issued on Monday three directives prohibiting his followers from all forms of political involvement, as hundreds stormed government building shortly following his announcing "retirement" from politics.

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