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World - Region
8/29/2022 1:42:00 PM
Muqtada Al-Sadr, the influential Shia cleric whose followers have been staging a sit-in outside Iraq's parliament, announced his "resignation" from politics and the closure of his party offices on Monday.

World - Region
8/21/2022 12:53:25 PM
Iraqi rescue workers were Sunday battling to free at least six pilgrims trapped under rubble after a landslide hit a Shia Muslim shrine in the central province of Karbala.

World - Region
8/19/2022 2:55:09 PM
Thousands of supporters of Iraq's powerful Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr stepped up their pressure tactics Friday with a weekly prayer session in the high-security Green Zone they have occupied for three weeks.

World - Region
8/18/2022 11:25:39 PM
In the capital of crisis-torn Iraq, two tent cities have sprung up as rival Shia blocs have set up protest camps, complete with cooked meals and air-conditioners against the blistering heat.

World - Region
8/16/2022 9:00:00 PM
Iraq's Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr backtracked Tuesday after earlier urging his supporters to join a massive rally as a standoff with his political rivals appeared to be getting worse.

World - Region
8/13/2022 12:20:10 PM
Supporters of Iraq's powerful Shia Muslim cleric Moqtada Sadr rallied at Friday prayers, as their opponents gathered for a rival demonstration in the politically-divided country.

Al-Ahram Weekly - World
8/12/2022 11:52:00 AM
Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr’s ambitions may have outstripped his abilities as he is now seeking to rival Iran, writes Al-Ahram Weekly.

World - Region
8/10/2022 6:45:40 PM
Iraq's powerful Shia Muslim leader Moqtada Sadr on Wednesday called on the judiciary to dissolve parliament by the end of next week, urging his supporters to keep up a sit-in outside the legislature.

Multimedia - In Pictures
8/9/2022 10:32:42 PM

World - Region
8/9/2022 10:44:35 AM
Shia Muslims in Iraq and Lebanon chanted, paraded and beat their chests on Tuesday as they marked Ashoura, one of the most important dates on the religious calendar, commemorating the 7th century martyrdom of the Prophet Muhammad's grandson Hussein.

World - Region
8/8/2022 4:00:55 PM
Millions of Shia Muslims - from Iran to Afghanistan and Pakistan - were marking the festival of Ashoura on Monday, one of the most emotional occasions in their religious calendar, commemorating the 7th century martyrdom of the Prophet Muhammad's grandson Hussein.

Al-Ahram Weekly - World
8/5/2022 3:14:00 PM
Mass protests are filling the political vacuum following a 10-month political standoff in Iraq, Nermeen Al-Mufti reports from Baghdad.

World - Region
8/5/2022 2:57:00 PM
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis heeded the call of an influential Shia cleric to gather in a show of strength for a mass prayer in the heart of Baghdad's heavily fortified government zone on Friday. The gathering took place amid an escalating political crisis that has put the country's capital on edge.

World - Region
8/4/2022 5:07:22 PM
Iraqi Shia Muslim leader Moqtada Sadr is calling for elections, months after polls failed to lead to an agreement on a new government, prime minister and president.

World - Region
8/3/2022 9:07:54 PM
Powerful Shia leader Moqtada Sadr, whose bloc won the most seats in Iraq's elections last year, demanded Wednesday that parliament be dissolved and new elections be called.

World - Region
7/30/2022 4:30:37 PM
Thousands of followers of an influential Shia cleric breached Iraq's parliament on Saturday, for the second time this week, protesting government formation efforts lead by his rivals, an alliance of Iran-backed groups. The alliance called for counter-protests, raising the specter of civil strife.

Al-Ahram Weekly - World
7/29/2022 6:48:00 PM
Leaked audio recordings attributed to former Iraqi prime minister Nouri Al-Maliki have deepened rifts within the country’s Shia factions and highlighted its incompetent leadership.

World - Region
7/28/2022 9:34:00 PM
The followers of the influential populist Shia cleric came by the thousands to storm Iraq's parliament. Just as quickly, the protesters dispersed at his command.

Al-Ahram Weekly - World
7/1/2022 12:17:00 PM
Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr has always been unpredictable, but his order to his followers to walk out of Iraq’s parliament after winning a majority of seats seems bewildering.

World - Region
6/24/2022 7:05:09 PM
Saudi authorities have released a member of the country's Shia minority who was arrested at age 13 and had risked the death penalty, a human rights group said on Friday.

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