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World - Region
10/15/2022 2:12:33 PM
Iraqi firebrand cleric Moqtada Sadr's movement on Saturday announced its refusal to join a new government being formed by prime minister-designate Mohammad Shia al-Sudani.

World - Region
10/11/2022 6:49:36 PM
Iraq's parliament will meet Thursday to "elect the president", speaker Mohammed al-Halbussi's office said, in a surprise move seen at trying to end months of political impasse.

World - Region
9/28/2022 11:19:42 PM
Three rockets were fired Wednesday at Baghdad's Green Zone, wounding seven security force personnel, as parliament was holding its first session in two months, Iraq's security forces said.

World - Region
9/26/2022 6:53:53 PM
Iraq's parliament, at the centre of a months-long political paralysis, is to convene Wednesday for the first time since deadly unrest in August and a sit-in protest by supporters of Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr.

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
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 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
8/29/2022 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 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
8/23/2022 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
8/19/2022 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
8/14/2022 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 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
8/10/2022 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.

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.

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