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World - Region
8/23/2022 11:02:41 AM
Several hundred supporters of Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr launched a sit-in outside Iraq's top judicial body on Tuesday, ratcheting up tensions in a showdown with a rival Shiite alliance.

World - Region
8/16/2022 3:17:22 PM
Iraq's finance minister resigned Tuesday, two government officials said, over the country's worst political crisis in years involving an influential Shiite cleric and his Iran-aligned rivals.

World - Region
8/14/2022 8:22:16 PM
Iraq's judiciary said Sunday it lacks the authority to dissolve parliament as demanded by populist Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada Sadr, who is engaged in an escalating standoff with political rivals.

World - Region
8/13/2022 10:57:34 PM
Two rival Shiite Muslim blocs are holding competing sit-ins in Baghdad, ramping up tensions in conflict-weary Iraq, but shopkeeper Mustafa says he's more worried about how he's going to make a living.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Opinion
8/2/2022 9:10:27 PM
For the second time in a week, on Saturday, protesters stormed the Iraqi parliament in Baghdad, breaching the high-security Green Zone. More than 120 people were injured.

World - Region
8/1/2022 6:42:25 PM
Hundreds took to Baghdad streets on Monday in a counter-protest planned by Iran-backed groups and Shiite political rivals against an influential cleric whose followers stormed the parliament building over the weekend and are staging a sin-in there.

World - Region
7/31/2022 2:30:24 PM
Hundreds of followers of powerful Iraqi Shiite preacher Moqtada Sadr camped at the country's parliament Sunday for a second day, protesting against corruption and political mismanagement.

World - Region
5/31/2022 12:35:38 PM
Lebanon's longtime parliament speaker, Nabih Berri, who has held the post for 30 years, was re-elected for a seventh four-year term Tuesday with a slim majority. His reelection was practically guaranteed, despite more than a dozen new lawmakers who won seats running on a reform platform.

Arts & Culture - Screens
5/30/2022 5:36:04 PM
Iran on Monday rejected as "biased and political" last weekend's award at Cannes for a film about a serial killer who targeted sex workers in an Iranian Shiite shrine city.

World - International
3/4/2022 4:37:00 PM
A suicide bomber struck inside a Shiite Muslim mosque in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar during Friday prayers, killing at least 56 worshippers and wounding 194 people, hospital officials said.

World - Region
2/17/2022 9:18:45 PM
Israel's army said on Thursday it had shot down a drone sent by Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah that entered Israeli airspace.

World - Region
1/17/2022 4:26:57 PM
Iranian diplomats are in Saudi Arabia to start work at a global organisation representing Muslims, a first since the two rivals cut ties in 2016, Iran's foreign ministry announced on Monday.

World - Region
12/29/2021 5:18:20 PM
The winner of Iraq's October parliamentary election, Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada Sadr, met Wednesday with rivals from the pro-Iran Hashed al-Shaabi former paramilitary alliance ahead of the opening of parliament.

World - Region
12/27/2021 3:17:54 PM
Iraq's top court on Monday rejected an appeal filed by Iran-backed factions contesting the results of country's parliamentary elections held in October. The development marked another boost for an influential Shiite cleric who had been confirmed as the winner of the vote.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Opinion
10/20/2021 12:02:32 AM

World - International
9/11/2021 5:50:19 PM
Long persecuted by both the Taliban and Islamic State for their Shiite faith, members of the ethnic minority group say they feel less threatened since the Taliban seized power on August 15

World - International
8/18/2021 10:32:49 AM
The statue stood in the central Bamyan province, where the Taliban infamously blew up two massive 1,500-year-old statues of Buddha carved into a mountain in 2001

World - International
8/17/2021 3:49:23 PM
Hundreds of Muslims chanting religious and pro-freedom slogans took to the streets in the main city of Srinagar despite security restrictions banning the traditional procession

World - Region
7/25/2021 1:56:11 PM
Iraqi security forces have dismantled "two terrorist networks in the provinces of Anbar and Kirkuk responsible for the July 19 attack in Sadr City", a poor Shiite district of Baghdad

World - Region
5/15/2021 5:55:47 PM
The demonstrators on Saturday waved Palestinian flags and banners across five provinces in rallies called for by influential Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr

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