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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 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.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
8/29/2022 11:13:34 PM
President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi reiterated Egypt’s full solidarity and support for Iraq’s stability and security in a telephone call Monday with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi and President Barham Salih hours after supporters of cleric Moqtada Sadr stormed the government palace in Baghdad's Green Zone.

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 5:12:02 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 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
8/28/2022 9:34:52 AM
A small homemade explosive detonated on Friday near Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone as an Australian diplomatic convoy made its way into the area, two security officials told The Associated Press.

World - Region
8/26/2022 5:02:12 PM
A small homemade explosive detonated on Friday near Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone as an Australian diplomatic convoy made its way into the area, two security officials told The Associated Press.

Business - Tech
8/22/2022 6:00:19 PM
Telecom Egypt signed on Sunday a strategic collaboration agreement with Orange Jordan to create a new, high quality, international terrestrial connectivity system that connects Baghdad to Europe through Jordan and Egypt in order to meet growing demand for communication services in the Iraqi market.

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
8/14/2022 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.

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.

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.

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.

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